Krasnodar will host Getafe
We are heading to Russia now, because on Thursday Krasnodar will host Getafe in a match from Group C of Europa League. Let’s take a look at it in our Europa League predictions for today.
Despite of their overall quality, Krasnodar suffered a devastating loss in their first game in this group. Murad Musaev’s boys visited Basel at the St. Jacob-Park and got crushed with 0-5 by the Swiss team. Nothing really worked for the Russians on this day, which led to one of their worst losses in Europe in the recent years.
After the halftime Murad Musaev tried to find some way to change what’s happening on the pitch. Daniil Utkin, Younes Namli and Marcus Berg entered the pitch for the visitors, but it got even worse for Krasnodar, because Basel scored three times.
During the weekend Krasnodar finally started to find the right direction again, beating Arsenal Tula in the Russian Premier League. Ari from a penalty kick and Mogamed Suleymanov scored for Krasnodar, giving their team some fresh confidence before the second Europa League game in the group stage.
Getafe didn’t have such problems, winning their first match in Group C. The Spanish side hosted Trabzonspor at home, winning the game with 1-0. Angel was the man who scored the winning goal for Getafe, putting the ball in the net after an assist from Raul Garcia.
Few days ago Getafe welcomed La Liga champions Barcelona at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, conceding a 0-2 defeat. The hosts fought as much as they can, but Barca clinched the win after goals from Luis Suarez and Junior Firpo.
During our Europa League predictions for today we can say that there’s no a clear favourite in this clash between Krasnodar and Getafe. The Russians started very bad their campaign in the tournament, but at home they will have a good chance to fight back. Let’s see if they can do it.