Girona vs Getafe predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the visitors target another impressive result on the road.
DATE/TIME – Friday 21st December 2018, 19:30 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Estadi Municipal de Montilivi
COMPETITION – La Liga
Over the last 18 months, Girona and Getafe have been two of the most consistently impressive sides in Spain having won promotion together and quickly established themselves as part of the top flight furniture. Already it’s very hard to see either side getting sucked into any kind of relegation scrap this term and European dreams may not be totally unrealistic, certainly for Getafe who take good form into this game.
Girona’s momentum has just been checked slightly by a few injury problems that have left them short on numbers in recent weeks. They’ve already been having to contend with life without some of their wing-backs who impressed so much last term and are likely to be without Patrick Roberts and Marc Muniesa again here although Bono may return in goal. They are looking to address an imbalance that has seen them flourish on the road but win only 2 of their last 13 at home in La Liga.
Getafe have also been good travellers, losing only one of their last 12 away games in the Spanish top flight. That’s an outstanding record and they also boast the league’s current longest unbeaten away streak. Talk of fresh January additions such as a deal for Samu Saiz to join on loan from Leeds will only bolster their options in the new year and they should be close to full strength here.
Stopping Cristhian Stuani will be key to their chances of getting a result. The Girona striker has scored 11 times this term, 9 more than the next highest scorer in the Girona camp. Getafe will fancy their aerial prowess will help stifle him but it would be an exaggeration to say that Girona are a one-man team.
Girona vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
This should be a tight game and Getafe certainly look capable of getting a result. They still lack a little bit of imagination and creativity in the final third though and that’s preventing from becoming a team that could win more games like this and become a genuine top six threat.
Girona vs Getafe H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Girona Wins, 2 Draws, 1 Getafe Win.
- Girona took 4 points off Getafe last term, winning this match 1-0.
- Getafe’s only victory against them this century came in the Copa del Rey in 2013.
- The sides also draw 3-3 in a pre-season friendly in August (not included in the figures above).
One to Watch – Leandro Cabrera
OFFICIAL: Getafe have signed Uruguayan defender Leandro Cabrera from Crotone for an undisclosed fee. pic.twitter.com/tbWBq8eBz4
— TransferNewsCentral (@TransferNewsCen) July 6, 2018
Leandro Cabrera has been a rock at the heart of the Getafe defence this term. It’ll be fascinating to watch his duel with fellow Uruguayan Cristhian Stuani here.
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Predicted Line Ups
Bono – Espinosa, Juanpe, Ramalho – Porro, Luiz, Pons, Granell – Garcia, Stuani, Portu (3-4-3)
Soria – Suarez, Cabrera, Dakonam, Antunes – Foulquier, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Shibasaki – Molina, Mata (4-4-2)