The franjiverde team and Cádiz, with five each, are the teams that still have the most matches of this type in the final part of the championship. The people of Elche have to play at home with Huesca, in two days, and with the people of Cadiz on the penultimate date of the League. In addition, they also have to visit Osasuna within five games, although by that time the Navarrese may already have the permanence on track. Elche will host Valladolid and Alavés at the Martínez Valero.
To date, the franjiverdes are showing themselves as a reliable team against direct rivals. They have not lost any of their confrontations and they have won the golaveraje against Huesca, which allows them that the real advantage with the Eibarreses is three points instead of two, because, in the event of a tie, Escribá’s team will always remain for in front. Alavés also beat him in Mendizorroza and in Pucela he achieved a draw. The same result occurred in the home matches against Huesca, Osasuna and Cádiz.
The people from Cádiz must face Getafe, Valladolid and Osasuna outside of Carranza, while in their fiefdom they will play against Huesca and Elche. Álvaro Cervera’s team has a six-point advantage with the relegation places, but if he fails in those games, permanence can be very complicated.
Who is obliged to win the four direct confrontations that remain is Huesca de Pacheta. The Huesca have only 21 points and are four from salvation. So everything that is not beating Elche, Getafe, Alavés and Cádiz would exhaust their options to continue in the First Division.
Osasuna and Getafe are, a priori, those who have the most feasible permanence and winning a couple of games can be worth it. Both teams will meet this coming Saturday at El Sadar and the team that wins will get very close to the goal. The tie can serve both of you. The Bordalás team faces three games against direct rivals in the next four days. In addition to against Osasuna, he also has to play at home with Cádiz and in Huesca. Therefore, in the next month it will be known if the Madrilenians are complicated and breathe definitively.
Another that cannot fail is Alavés. Of the three direct confrontations that remain, two are against Huesca and Eibar, which are the teams that accompany him at the moment in the relegation places, and the other against Elche, which is exactly the one that marks the salvation. Like Huesca, any setback in those games would leave the future very black.
Valladolid and Eibar are the ones that, a priori, have a more complicated calendar, with only two games against teams from the lower zone. The pucelanos have to receive Cádiz and visit Martínez Valero and the Eibarreses, who this weekend are playing in Valdebebas against Real Madrid, must receive Alavés and pay a visit to Getafe.
With so many direct confrontations, it will be difficult for the three teams that are currently in decline: Huesca (21 points), Alavés (23) and Eibar (23) to overcome the 35-point barrier, so that Elche, with four wins, he might have enough to achieve the goal of permanence.
But the most important thing, as Escribá said, is to keep adding and not thinking about what the rest of the teams can do. If the franjiverdes maintain the good line of the last games, the prize will be closer.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.