Getafe will face Athletic Bilbao at Coliseum Alfonso Perez, Getafe, in the 31st Round of Spanish LaLiga. Getafe against Athletic Bilbao is always the match with big interest especially during this season and LaLiga positions. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Getafe this year is playing surprisingly strong and well. They have all the chances to save their position in top 4 and get a ticket to the Champions League group stage. Most interesting, that Getafe at home has more losses than in road games. At Coliseum Alfonso Perez hosts lost 4 times, however, their last form is really impressive. In the last 10 home games, they lost only twice against Barcelona and Leganes and won 8 matches. While playing away, Getafe lost twice, won 4 and have drawn 10 games.
Even without stars, they are showing great football and proving that they are a very strong team in LaLiga. Jaime Mata and Jorge Molina are two strong team leaders with big experience and as we can see great skills in the attack. In total, their team has great veterans and old players, which shares their experience with younger squad players. Unfortunately, Markel Bergara and Amath Ndiaye will miss the match due to injuries.
This season Azulones looks strong at creating chances using through balls and through individual skills and protecting the lead. However, the team has weaknesses at keeping possession of the ball, avoiding individual errors and defending against skillful players.
After a very bad start at the beginning of the season, Athletic become really strong opponents for every team in LaLiga. In the last 20 matches, they lost only 3 times in different competitions and won 11 games. Athletic now has only 4 points difference with their opponents and have chances to fight for Europe Competitions. They need to collect all the strength and skills and use them in the last rounds to take victory against all rivals.
The team leader Aduriz missed half of the season already and most likely will not get better until the summer, but there are young players in the team who play well and confidently. I. Williams and I. Muniain are very strong first squad players that could score almost from every situation. They are fast, strong and talented players with big desire. Unfortunately, Benat Etxebarria, Dani Garcia and Artiz Aduriz will miss this match. Moreover, Iker Muniain will miss the next match due to yellow card suspension.
The club from Bilbao this season is great at counter attacks and aerial duels. However, they are facing troubles at defending against long shots and protecting the lead.
Last three matches between rivals finished by draws. However, in total, since the year 2014, Athletic Bilbao is unbeaten for Getafe. Before draws, Athletic won 6 games in a row. The last match between these teams finished with 1:1 result. At Estadio San Mamés Athletic possess the control of the game, however, Getafe was more dangerous on counter attacks and shoot more often.
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