Valencia vs Getafe predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups ahead of this crunch clash in the race for 4th.
DATE/TIME – Sunday 17th March, 18:30 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Mestalla
COMPETITION – La Liga
This is a huge game in La Liga for many reasons. Not only are these perhaps the two sides most capable of taking 4th place and securing Champions League football, there is also a huge amount of bad blood between them after a feisty Copa del Rey tie between the sides in January. Valencia ultimately won through but it’s Getafe who hold the advantage in the league standings heading into this weekend’s clash.
It’s hard to ignore what happened in January though. The two coaches resorted to personal digs at one another, even before the dramatic scenes in the 2nd Leg at the Mestalla. Valencia scored twice in Stoppage Time through Rodrigo to win the tie before violent clashes followed on the pitch in what was certainly the most ill-tempered game of the Spanish football season so far. With the stakes high again we could see tempers boil over once more.
Valencia come into the game having scored yet another dramatic late goal to seal Europa League progress in Russia in midweek. They did rest some players in that game though so they have a few fresh legs to bring in here but the volume of games is certainly mounting. They are 6 points behind Getafe heading into the match so it really is pivotal that they collect all three points in their pursuit of Champions League football.
Jose Bordalas meanwhile has no fresh concerns so should be able to call upon his first choice eleven. He opted to start with Angel ahead of Jorge Molina up front last weekend against Huesca but we should see the latter return here to lead the line alongside in-form Jaime Mata.
Valencia vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Betting Tip: Getafe or Draw Double Chance at 5/6 with Spin Palace Sports (18+)
The lack of cup distractions could be the key advantage that allows Getafe to clinch 4th place with Valencia still battling on two other fronts. The South Madrid side are strong travellers and look capable of coming here and grinding out a draw which would ensure they maintain the advantage in the race for Champions League football next term.
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Valencia vs Getafe H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 2 Valencia Wins, 3 Getafe Wins, 1 Draw.
- The last 5 meetings have produced 5 red cards.
- Valencia came from 2-0 down to seal a 3-2 aggregate win in a bad-tempered cup tie in January.
- Getafe won 2-1 at the Mestalla in La Liga last season but were beaten at home by Valencia earlier this term.
One to Watch – Jaime Mata
Jaime Mata: Last 5 La Liga apps
? Celta Vigo ⚽️⚽️?️⭐️
? Eibar ⚽️
? Rayo Vallecano ⚽️?️⭐️
? Real Betis ⚽️
? Huesca ⚽️⚽️⭐️
Getafe would have 12 fewer points without his goals and assists in that time…
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 15, 2019
Jaime Mata is on fire right now. His recent goal flurry has moved him on to 13 for the season in La Liga.
Predicted Line Ups
Neto – Piccini, Garay, Paulista, Gaya – Torres, Parejo, Kondogbia, Guedes – Rodrigo, Gameiro (4-4-2)
Soria – Antunes, Djene, Cabrera, Suarez – Portillo, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Foulquier – Molina, Mata (4-4-2)