Granada and Getafe, with nothing at stake, will dispute a procedure at the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium with the aroma of a possible farewell to their two coaches, Diego Martínez and José Bordalás, who could lead their respective teams for the last time.
Bordalás has one year left on his contract at Getafe, but his project, after five seasons at the highest level, seems exhausted. This course was saved on the penultimate day after beating Levante 2-1 and behind were glorious years with a promotion, a fifth place and a worthy passage through the Europa League.
However, it seems that the Alicante coach is not going to end his contract and his destiny could be Valencia, which will culminate the season with Salvador González “Voro” in the position on an interim basis after the dismissal of Javi Gracia.
As in Getafe, the future of the Granada coach is up in the air. Diego Martínez, who precisely sounds for Getafe and ends his contract in June, has not yet renewed and has already indicated that until the conclusion of the championship he will not decide his future after three impeccable years at the helm of a Granada that he has led from Second Division to the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
With these ingredients a match without substance will be played. At most Granada aspires to overtake Athletic and finish ninth and, in the worst case scenario, if Osasuna loses and wins, it could fall to eleventh place. Getafe, saved with a Take Kubo goal against Levante at the end of last day’s clash, could be fifteenth if they score three points and Alavés lose.
His other stimulus will be to finish the season well to make a clean slate to start on the right foot the next course in which many players will probably no longer be. Apart from Bordalás, the loaned players who will return to their home clubs (Kubo, Aleñá, “Cucho” Hernández, Chakla) and even some with a good poster like Djené, Maksimovic or Cucurella, with whom Getafe could make money, could say goodbye.
Uruguayan Mauro Arambarri, another who could leave the club and is suspended, and the loan officer Daría Poveda, who is still injured, will not be able to say goodbye on the pitch. Nor will they be able to play David Timor, who saw a red card against Levante and Ángel Rodríguez, who is doubtful due to a muscle problem.
Bordalás could introduce changes in his eleven and less habitual players would have the opportunity to show that next season they can be important.
At Granada, Diego Martínez wants his team to finish the year with a win after losing four in a row against Cádiz (0-1), Betis (2-1), Real Madrid (1-4) and Alavés (4-2) .
Playing three competitions and the high number of casualties suffered in many games has conditioned the rojiblanco team in the final stretch of a championship that has closed with a good note, reaching the permanence in a comfortable way, despite having fallen a couple of days ago definitive form of the fight for the European squares.
Martínez has a dozen casualties for the clash against Getafe among injured, players with coronavirus and sanctioned, with problems especially in the spinal area, where the Cameroonian Yan Eteki is the only pure midfielder available.
Carlos Neva, Luis Milla, Ángel Montoro, the Venezuelan Yangel Herrera, the French Maxime Gonalons, the Brazilian Robert Kenedy and the Colombian Neyder Lozano are injured, isolated at his home by coronavirus Víctor Díaz and the Portuguese Domingos Duarte and Joaquín Marín ‘Quini’.
Yes, he recovers, once his three-game sanction has been served, striker Roberto Soldado, while the big question is whether the Portuguese Rui Silva, who ends his contract and has not renewed, or Aarón Escandell will be in goal.
Granada: Rui Silva; Foulquier, Germán, Nehuén Pérez, Adrián Marín; Yan Eteki, Fede Vico; Antonio Puertas, Luis Suárez, Machís; and Soldier.
Getafe: Soria; Damián, Djené, Chema, Olivera; Kubo, Maksimovic, Aleñá, Cucurella; Jaime Mata and “Cucho” Hernández.
Referee: Medié Jiménez (Catalan Committee).
Stadium: Nuevo Los Cármenes
Time: 18:30 (Movistar LaLiga)