Paco Jemez believes his Rayo Valecano side will be up against it when the host Getafe on Monday evening.
The Franjirrojos play Luis Garcia's men at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas, and the 42-year-old has claimed that the Azulones will pose a tough proposition.
“It's going to be a game like the one we saw against Levante [where they won 3-0],” he told a Press conference.
“We will have to be patient and defend as tightly as possible.
“Hopefully we can then find a path to an early goal and play with our usual style.
“It's going to be very difficult though. They are a team that have come a long way and are very different compared to what they were like at the start of the season.
“They have a really talented midfield that creates a lot of chances, so we will have to guard against that.”