Getafe and Krasnodar
Let’s take a trip to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez and make a short preview of the game between Getafe and Krasnodar in our Europa League predictions. This clash is going to be played on Spanish soil on Thursday.
This is like a direct clash for progression in the competition. This group is really fascinating, because Basel are leading it with 10 points, while Getafe and Krasnodar follow with 9 points each. You can see why for Getafe and Krasnodar this match is going to be like a final.
For Getafe even the draw is going to be enough to progress. In October the Spanish team achieved a 2-1 win over Krasnodar in Russia, which puts them ahead in the head-to-head record. That’s why their primary goal on Thursday is going to be avoiding the defeat.
And the opposite – only a win would work out for Krasnodar. The Russian team do not have any other chance to qualify for the knockout phase.
Like we said, Getafe already beat Krasnodar once in this group. In October these two teams met in Russia and the visitors achieved a 2-1 win. Both goals for Getafe were scored by Angel. Ari scored for the hosts, but his goal was not enough.
During the weekend Getafe made a good preparation for this game. They achieved a third consecutive win in all competitions, beating Eibar with 1-0 in La Liga. It was once again Angel who put the ball in the net.
In the same time Krasnodar hosted CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League and won a point after a 1-1 draw. Oblyakov opened the score for CSKA, but Ari equalised for the hosts.
In our Europa League predictions we think that Getafe are favourites against Krasnodar at home, but the Russian team should not be taken lightly. They are a quality team, so watch out for them.