Deportivo Alavés and Getafe meet at Estadio de Mendizorroza, in a match for the 3rd round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 13‑07‑2020, in a match for the Primera División that ended in a draw (0‑0). In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Deportivo Alavés :
Currently in 19th position, the home team has not won any points so far. In matchday 1, they lost at home to Real Betis by (0‑1). On the following day, the final scoreboard was a (2-1) loss in the visit to Granada. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 matches played at home for all competitions, Deportivo Alavés won 3, tied 2 and lost 5. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need to improve. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 11 of the last 18 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals.
Pablo Machín’s team comes to this match unmotivated, after a 2-1 defeat in the visit to the Granada stadium. The Spanish Joselu and the Brazilian Deyverson are the forwards of the team, combining speed with efficiency when it comes to scoring. In general, Alavés tends to play in a tactical system at 5-3-2, in which the organizer of his team’s game is Argentine Battaglia. Given the stature of its players, the highest quality of the locals are aerial duels. The coach must have three absences for this game: Fernando Pacheco, Ximo Navarro and Rubén Duarte.
The visiting team comes to this 3 rd round after a victory in their league debut, against Osasuna by (1‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In their last away match for the Club Friendlies, they won by (0‑2) against Real Zaragoza. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Getafe won 3, drew 3 and lost 4. In 15 games, they never got the comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Getafe comes to this game motivated, after a 1-0 home win over Osasuna. The visiting team often plays in a 4-4-2 tactical system and prefers the center zone to attack. Colombian Cucho Hernández is the player responsible for creating problems on the opponent’s defense and his greatest quality is completion. Apparently, the coach should not be able to count on forward Darío Poveda, handed over to the medical department.