Separated by only two points, on the fine line between the relegation that Valladolid occupies and the permanence of Getafe, both teams open the year with a duel in which a victory seems vital due to the urgencies with which they attend the appointment.
The Madrid team is immersed in an irregularity that allows them to feel the threat of a decline that is getting closer and closer due to a bad streak of results that began two and a half months ago.
On October 17, 2020, Getafe beat Barcelona at the Coliseum and since then only one victory in ten games, in Cádiz, and two draws and three losses at home. In total, since the beginning of the course, eleven points out of twenty-four possible in its stadium, a record that reflects that the Azulón Coliseum is no longer the fort of yesteryear.
These worrisome numbers are accompanied by other data that reflects what it is costing the Madrid team to carry out their games. With twelve goals in favor, Getafe is the second team in the category that scores the least, only surpassed by Cádiz with eleven.
For this match, the good news for José Bordalás is that he recovers after serving a penalty match against Uruguayans Erick Cabaco and Damián Suárez and Frenchman Allan Nyom. Cabaco is likely to return to the center of defense alongside Djené, while Damián will also return to play on the right back a line ahead of Nyom.
The data of the Getafe – Valladolid
Colombian striker ‘Cucho’ Hernández still cannot be at the top of the attack, so Jaime Mata, Ángel Rodríguez and the Turkish Enes Unal will share the two places.
In front will be Valladolid, in which in the absence of knowing the call of Sergio González, since there are several players who are doubtful due to different annoyances, new changes are expected.
In addition to the safe casualties of Janko and Joaquín, there are also the doubts of the Chilean Fabián Orellana, Sergi Guardiola -who already made a significant effort in the previous clash against Cádiz-, and Raúl Carnero, who also has discomfort, while Marcos André It has improved these days and it seems that it will be the game.
The Valladolid team want to deploy the same defensive intensity against the Madrid team as against the Andalusian team, in which they managed to leave a clean sheet, one of the “must” this season, but they are also obliged to improve offensive production if they want to aspire to more.
It is something that Sergio González is clear about, since victory is becoming more and more necessary and not just scoring. As a visitor, the last victory was on November 22 in Granada, in which so far it is the only victory as a league visitor this year.
Getafe: Rubén Yáñez; Damián, Djené, Cabaco, Olivera; Nyom, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucurella; Mata and Angel.
Valladolid: Masip; Hervías, Bruno, El Yamiq, Nacho or Raúl Carnero; Toni Villa or Orellana, Alcaraz, Roque Mesa, Óscar Plano; Weissman, Marcos André.
Referee: Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos (Castilla-La Mancha Committee).
Stadium: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.