GETAFE CF (3rd) vs. SEVILLA FC (6th)
Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
1230 EST / 1830 CET / 0430 AEST
It’s a battle at the Coliseum in southern Madrid for Europe’s elite, as Sevilla seeks an unlikely 3 points away to a resolute team in Getafe. In terms of identity, these teams are polar opposites in their philosophies, and also how far they’ve come to solidifying them. Getafe are playing exactly how they set out to, and are successfully leading the pack outside Spain’s Big 2.
On the form table (last 5 games), it would be 1st vs 13th. We won the reverse fixture by a 2-0 scoreline, with 2nd half goals by Chicharito & Ocampos. Not much has improved in our play since then, and the results have reflected that fact.
Escudero is out with injury, as Nolito & Munir have been dropped. Called up to the squad is the 19-yr old, Sevilla Juvenil A left-back Pablo Pérez.
Projected XI (5-4-1): Vaclík; Navas, Kounde, Gudelj, Diego Carlos, Reguilón; Suso, Fernando, Jordán, Ocampos; En-Nesyri.
Is there anyone that truly believes Sevilla can get a result at Getafe? It will have to come from the manager & the players. Nothing of late can give any indication that this team can put in an inspired performance. Even our early season luck has run out and is starting to go against us. We only see a push from the team after they concede. Is keeping the score at 0-0 the key to success?