MADRID, March 9 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Cádiz and Getafe face each other this Friday (9:00 p.m.) at the Nuevo Mirandilla Stadium in a duel corresponding to matchday 25 of LaLiga Santander, in which both teams will measure their momentum and momentum for one of the closest stays in recent years. with the fear of sinking back into the relegation pit, after both teams reach the key meeting with positive dynamics.
Andalusians and people from Madrid face a match in which winning could mean a boost of morale and confidence, in addition to the three points, immersed in a group of up to seven teams separated by only three points between twelfth -Celta- and eighteenth – Almería-. For this reason, getting away from the red zone becomes a ‘life or death’ obsession, already with the passing of the days pressing.
Cádiz, fifteenth with 26 points and who managed to scratch a creditable and hard-fought draw (0-0) against Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena, returns to Nuevo Mirandilla, where they have not lost since September of last year. Turned into a practically unconquerable stronghold, where only the ‘txuri-urdin’ team, Athletic and Barça have won this season.
In addition, they have gone nine games without losing at home, with victories -they had not linked three consecutive wins at home since the 1990-1991 season- and without goals against in the most recent three -Rayo (1-0), Mallorca (2 -0) and Girona (2-0)-. A strength that they hope to extend this weekend against the ‘azulón’ team, to pick up a run for their next crucial commitments. And it is that later they will face Almería and Sevilla, now with one less point in the table.
“We only think about the Getafe game, which is going to be very complicated. They are very winners in duels, they have a team with highly contrasted players. They have players with very clear ideas. They arrive at a great moment and know that they are going to meet to a good Cádiz. We must be patient on the pitch, break stone and take advantage of all that work”, analyzed Sergio González at a press conference.
The Andalusians will receive Getafe with Ocampo’s long-term absence due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury. In addition, Garrido, Zaldua, Cala, Chust and Mbaye are also not available. With Fali fit to start, the coach would have his usual 4-4-2 with the main question being who will accompany Escalante in the middle, with the options of San Emeterio and Alcaraz. While the loss of the Uruguayan would force Álex Fernández to move to the left, with Roger Martí and Guardiola in attack.
GETAFE, FORCED TO IMPROVE AWAY FROM THE COLISEUM
Getafe travels to the Andalusian city with reinforced confidence after adding their second victory against Girona (3-2) in the last three days. Three points that confirmed their positive inertia -only one defeat in the last five games- and allowed them to leave relegation momentarily. Thus, they have added 8 of the last 15 points at stake, before facing the match at the Nuevo Mirandilla and then hosting Sevilla, two direct rivals.
However, the ‘azulón’ performance away from home leaves something to be desired in recent weeks, scoring points in only one of their last four domestic outings -a draw (1-1) at the Metropolitano- and losing to Almería, Sevilla, Barça and Villarreal. And it is that they have not celebrated three points away from the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez since the end of October, when they beat bottom club Elche (0-1).
“There are no magic formulas. It is no longer an alarm from the coach, the fans or the press, it is already a real threat and you have to react with each one’s instincts. We did not like the first round and we all decided to change that. At the moment it is changing, but we must not relax”, assessed Quique Sánchez Flores in the previous one.
After he fell out of the eleven and the call-up moments before the duel against Girona, Mauro Arambarri continues to be the great doubt at Getafe. His absence would give continuity to a toned Algobia in a system with three centrals, Portu on the left and Damián Suárez and Gastón opposing in the right lane. Maksimovic and Aleñá or Munir would complete the midfield, while the Mayoral-Ünal duo, who has scored 16 league goals, seems immovable for Sánchez Flores.
–SCHEDULE DAY 25 OF LALIGA SANTANDER.
-Friday March 10.
Cadiz – Getafe. Hernández Hernández (C. Las Palmas) 21.00.
Real Madrid – RCD Espanyol. Figueroa Vázquez (C. Andalusian) 14.00.
Elche – Real Valldolid. Díaz de Mera Escuderos (C. C-manch) 16.15.
RC Celta – Rayo Vallecano. Polished Santana (C. Las Palmas) 18.30.
Valencia – Osasuna. Villanueva Churches (C. Gallego) 21.00.
Majorca – Real Sociedad. Martínez Munuera (C. Valencian) 14.00.
Seville – Almeria. From Burgos Bengoetxea (C. Vasco) 16.15.
Villarreal – Real Betis. Ortiz Arias (C. Madrid) 18.30.
Athletic Club – FC Barcelona. Gil Manzano (C. Extremeño) 21.00.
Girona – Atletico Madrid. Melero López (C. Andalusian) 21.00.