Getafe and Ajax face in Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced each other before.
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after finishing the group stage in the 2nd position of Group C, with 12 points won. The team arrives at this match after a defeat away with Barcelona by (2‑1). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Getafe won 7, drew 1 and lost 2. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 16 home matches for all competitions: he scored 10 of his 25 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Getafe comes for this match with a 2-1 defeat in the visit to the arena of the mighty Barcelona, in a game for the Spanish championship. It is important to remember that the Spaniards made a very interesting group stage, finishing in second position, with 12 points added. In this match against Ajax, coach Pepe Bordalás must play 4-4-2, favoring the organization of his block and the rapid transitions along the flanks. Ángel Rodríguez is the top scorer of Getafe in official matches, with 14 goals scored. For this match, the coach cannot count on Filip Manojlovic’s contribution due to an injury.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. The team arrives at this match after a home victory with RKC Waalwijk by (3‑0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Ajax won 7, drew 1 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, as they always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 38 of their last 57 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Ajax team comes to this game with a 3-0 victory against Waalwijk, thus adding the third consecutive victory in official matches. We remember that the Dutch reach this stage of the Europa League after having finished in third position in Group H of the Champions League. Typically, coach Erik ten Hag aligns a very offensive tactical system, aligned in 4-3-3, with Traoré as the man responsible for tormenting the opponent’s defensive line. On the other hand, it is inevitable to highlight the quality of midfielder Dusan Tadic: this player is of great technical quality and is very competent in the offensive organization. For this game the coach does not have Onana, punished, in addition to Promes, Veltman and Labyad, these with physical problems.