Getafe and Osasuna, two of LaLiga's pleasant surprises among the humble with permission from Granada, will face each other in the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum with the option of finishing in European positions at the end of the day.
Both the men led by José Bordalás and those of Jagoba Arrasate, after twelve days of the League, are in a comfortable and privileged position after a good start to the course in which they are among the best.
The Getafe, seventh, after adding four victories in the last five games, and Granada, one point below and ninth thanks to their good numbers at the El Sadar stadium, will measure their strengths in a great moment with the idea to finish the weekend among the six best.
The Bordalás team has barely suffered potholes in recent times and they have almost all arrived in the Europa League. The last one, last Thursday, with another unfair defeat against the Swiss Basel at the St. Jakobs-Park stadium (2-1) with Angel Rodriguez defeated for a non-existent offside.
In that case, the VAR did not act because in the Europa League it will not be activated until the sixteenth final and the ruling of the Ukrainian lineman Oleksandr Korniyko did not sit well in the ranks of the Azulón team, which now hopes to recover before Osasuna from the defeat in Switzerland.
Bordalás will have to face the game against Osasuna with the already known casualties of Markel Bergara and Serbian goalkeeper Filip Manojlovic. Nor will the Portuguese Vitorino Antunes and Senegalese Amath Ndiaye recover from two serious injuries, who have to catch up with the competition.
Although they have trained normally this Saturday, there are some doubts Damián Suárez and Leandro Cabrera, who could not face Basel due to physical problems. In addition, names like those of Togolés Djené Dakonam and that of Franco-Cameroon Allan Nyom, who rested in Switzerland, will return to the eleven of José Bordalás.
The Alicante coach will also line up players who saw from the bench or from the stands the clash against Basel and more usual in the League. Uruguayan Mauro Arambarri, Jason Remeseiro, David Soria and Marc Cucurella will return to eleven, while Bordalás will have to resolve the eternal doubt in attack: between Jorge Molina, Ángel Rodríguez and Jaime Mata, he has to leave one out.
For his part, Osasuna will play at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum with the idea of prolonging his good run and continue adding points after beating Alavés last day at El Sadar.
Osasuna's coach, Jagoba Arrasate, expects "a tough game" against a "different" opponent and whose opponents "have a hard time developing their game." Therefore, he said, Osasuna will have to be able to take the game to its "ground."
The Navarrese team will face the thirteenth league day with a baggage of 4 wins, 6 draws and only 2 lost games, both away from home, against Real Madrid and Granada.
Arrasate highlighted Getafe as a team "that has the ball to hurt him", with two points and two offensive extremes, and that makes his matches the ones that "have less effective playing time."
In addition, he warned that "it is a team that does many things well", but which only highlights "the bad", and has ensured that its midfielders, Arambarri and Maksimovic, form "one of the couples" that he "most likes" " of the league.
In addition to the withdrawal by sanction of Chimy Avila, they have been left off the list Unai, who is in the last phase of recovery; Kike Barja, who is still injured; Raúl Navas and Lillo, who have not been able to train; and Rober Ibáñez, Adrián and Juan Pérez.
The coach of the Pamplona team has summoned 18 players: Sergio Herrera, Rubén Martínez, Nacho Vidal, David García, Oier, Cardona, Fran Mérida, Torres, Brandon, Roncaglia, Rubén García, Juan Villar, Darko, Íñigo Pérez, Aridane, Moncayola , Luis Perea and Estupiñán.
Soria; Damián, Djené, Cabrera, Nyom; Jason, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Cucurella; Angel and Jorge Molina.
Ruben; Nacho Vidal, Aridane, David García, Estupiñán; Roberto Torres, Oier, Fran Mérida, Rubén García; Cardona and Brandon.
César Soto Grado (Riojano Committee)
Alfonso Pérez Coliseum
- Time / TV:
18.30 h. Movistar LaLiga
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