EI Eibar faces Getafe in need of points after chaining three games without winning, with two challenges: beating Bordalás for the first time in the First Division and ending the streak of five games without victories this season in Ipurua. The worst gunsmith team at home since playing in LaLiga receives a team that does not win away. The forecast points to a tie. The result could be different, but the only certainty is that Ipurua will experience a highly contested, intense, and combative match, because both people from Gipuzkoa and Madrid tend to give their all on the pitch (follow the game live on As.com).
The azulgrana team (16th, 9 points) is performing better away from his fiefdom, as he has scored 7 points (2 wins, a draw, and a loss) on 4 trips. But nevertheless, so far he does not know the victory in Ipurua, where they have tied with Celta (0-0) and Osasuna (0-0), and have lost with Athletic (1-2), Elche (0-1), and Cádiz (0-2). It is the first time that Eibar has not won in their first 5 home matches in the First Division. After chaining three scoring games, with 2 victories against Valladolid in the Nuevo Zorrilla (1-2) and Sevilla in the Pizjuán (0-1) -in the middle they drew at home with Osasuna-, he again returned to his old ways against the Cádiz (0-2). And in his last match before the league break, he drew (and thanks) with Huesca at El Alcoraz (1-1).
The numbers are not deceiving. The two contenders have obtained poor results in the last matches, since Getafe has only achieved 4 points in the last 5 days and has gone from first place to tenth in the standings. However, the poor trajectory of the Catalans in Ipurua, where they have only scored one goal in 5 games and have been able to add only 2 points, balances things out. Whoever scores first will have a lot going for them, because it is difficult for both sides to score. Eibar has scored 9 goals in 9 games, for the 8 goals in 8 duels for the azulones. The last two precedents have been very even, since Getafe won 0-1 (with a goal from the ex-Azulgrana Ángel Rodríguez) in Ipurua in the 2019-20 season, while in the second round there were tables in Getafe-Eibar (1-1 ) and the Catalans deserved to win.
Mendilibar suffers three casualties, those of the injured Kevin, Quique González -both last minute casualties due to physical problems-, and Cote. On the other hand, José Recio is already recovered after almost 2 months off due to an injury that at first did not seem important. The Malaga midfielder has missed 5 games due to a back injury caused by a bad fall in the match against Elche (0-1) played in Ipurua on 30 September. The coach has 22 footballers available from the 25 on the squad, but has not named a player from the subsidiary (CD Vitoria) to complete the 23-man squad.
On the blue side, Cabaco has cost Bordalás his rudeness dearly in the last game. Despite his late public apologies, the coach has left him out of the call and seems sentenced. A sensitive loss of a player that less than a year ago cost Getafe eight million euros and it seems that it will be difficult to play from now on. In his place has traveled Ryan Nolan, a 21-year-old Irish central defender who was in the Inter Milan quarry. Chema played the last game and seems to have a better chance than Etxeita to start with Djené. Bordalás does not trust either of them too much, who have to earn the position from today.
Maksimovic is low due to having to quarantine having been in the Serbian national team together with Real Madrid player Jovic, who has tested positive for COVID. Timor will enter the center of the field. You lose a lot of power, a lot of legs, but you also gain hitting and passing game. The doubt of every week is in the lead. So far Cucho has been the only one who started in the starting eleven every game. His companion has been changing. Getting carried away by what happened in the weeks before the break, it seems that the Turk Unal is ahead in the race with Mata and Ángel.