Third consecutive home game in the league, then it's two consecutive away games next week. Valladolid first though.
Pucela is a team that likes the ball at their feet. They've applied Đukić's philosophy and played the same way since he took over last year. Important win at Zaragoza in the league opener. Impressive against Levante, even though they scored both goals through penalties, a solid performance at San Mamés but inferior to Athletic and then an underserved loss on Monday when Betis visited José Zorilla.
They rely a lot on their wingers. The main threat comes through their right-wing and Patrick Ebert who they picked up on a free transfer. He's a warrior who's simply been unlucky with injuries in his career, used to be a big talent at Hertha before despite his disciplinary record (smashing cars at his birthday). Víctor Pérez is the one who'll try to orchestrate everything from his midfield position and find the creative players (Óscar, Omar Ramos, Ebert, Javi Guerra..) and he's actually a really good tackler of the ball. Pretty quick, good at pressing his opponents and disarming them while Álvaro Rubio takes a more defensive role. I like Víctor Pérez.
They don't look particularly comfortable without the ball at their feet and I suppose Cholo will give them the ball, rob it off them and then counter attack them.
Rukavina - Rueda - Valiente - Balenziaga
Álvaro Rubio - Victor Pérez
Ebert - Óscar - Omar Ramos
The players who were rested in Israel are back while some of the guys who played there have been left out, mainly Cisma and Sílvio.