Getafe vs Alaves predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups as the visitors aim to jump to 3rd place.
DATE/TIME – Friday 18th January 2019, 21:00 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
COMPETITION – La Liga
This Friday’s game between Getafe and Alaves features two sides currently operating the top six of La Liga against the odds. At the halfway stage in the season, both clubs will know that if they can maintain their form a European challenge is by no means impossible and this fixture should give us a clue as to which of the pair are more likely to do that.
Alaves would shoot back up to 3rd place with victory. They responded well to losing key wingers Ibai Gomez and Jony in the build-up to their last match at Girona. The former was sold to Athletic Bilbao while Jony has picked up an injury which will keep him out here. Alaves still got a point in Catalonia without the duo but unquestionably their influence will be missed in the coming weeks with their back-up wingers not operating on quite the same level.
As for Getafe, their extraordinary away form continued last weekend with a 2-1 win at Villarreal. The hosts did miss a penalty and rattle the woodwork four times in stoppage time alone so you could say that Jose Bordalas’ men rode their luck but they did score a couple of excellent goals too. They also secured Copa del Rey progress this week so it’s going to be a very busy month for the South Madrid side and it will test their squad.
Both sides have selection problems here. On top of the recent problems out wide, Alaves will have to do without the suspended Víctor Laguardia at centre-back. That is a major blow as their defence has been exceptional this term. Getafe though are missing Dimitri Foulquier and Mauro Arambarri to bans so will also be forced into something of a reshuffle. Damian Suarez does at least return from a ban at right-back.
Getafe vs Alaves Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-0 Getafe
Betting Tip: Getafe Win @ 1.90 with Spin Palace Sports
Of the two teams, Getafe have the greater squad depth which could be significant at a time when injuries and bans are starting to mount up. They’ve not really had to use it yet but a heavy summer of recruitment by their standards added some genuine depth to the squad which should come in handy during this busy month. We also expect Alaves to tail off slightly over the second half of the season with those wide areas far less threatening now following the events of the last fortnight. With home advantage, Getafe should have the edge here.
Getafe vs Alaves H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 1 Getafe Win, 3 Alaves Wins, 2 Draws.
- The sides drew 1-1 in Vitoria earlier this season.
- Getafe were 4-1 winners the last time the sides met here.
- However that was Alaves’ only defeat on their last 4 visits to Getafe.
One to Watch – Angel
Getafe 1-0 Real Valladolid: Late Angel Rodriguez goal wins it for the home side #CopaDelRey https://t.co/rt7dHOCOhy pic.twitter.com/f03UFHsRwE
— La Liga News (@LaLiga_News_en) January 9, 2019
Both sides have some big physical players throughout the pitch but the trickery of in-form Angel Rodriguez could be a difference-maker.
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Predicted Line Ups
Soria – Suarez, Cabrera, Dakonam, Antunes – Portillo, Maksimovic, Flamini, Mata – Angel, Molina (4-4-2)
Pacheco – Duarte, Navarro, Maripan, Aguirregabiria – Burgui, Pina, Garcia, Sobrino – Baston, Calleri (4-4-2)
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