Getafe vs Girona predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the South Madrid outfit aim to take another step towards the Champions League.
Getafe vs Girona Match Preview
Getafe and Girona are both relative newcomers to the top flight but this match ranks amongst their very biggest since joining the Primera Division. The hosts are bidding to hold onto 4th place heading into the final two weeks as they battle with Sevilla and Valencia for Champions League qualification. Girona meanwhile are still desperately battling to stay in La Liga and will feel one win may be enough.
They stopped their severe slump by beating Sevilla last time out with Portu netting the only goal. He has at least helped to take some of the strain off Cristhian Stuani who has scored over half of his team’s goals this season. That’s not really sustainable in the long run but Eusebio will be hoping for one last big contribution from his striker to push Girona over the line.
Getafe may not be known for their free-flowing attacking football but they have comfortably outscored the Catalans this season with Jorge Molina and Jaime Mata forming a dynamic duo up top. They have made a few defensive tweaks of late though with Djene now partnered by Ignasi Miquel at centre-back with Leandro Cabrera shifting across to left-back. Vitorino Antunes remains sidelined through injury.
Girona also have a few issues on the left flank to contend with. Marc Muniesa is suspended so Raul Garcia may be used at left-back. They are operating with a 4-3-3 at the moment and can finally approach a game with some renewed confidence after their six game losing streak ended at Montilivi last time out.
Getafe vs Girona Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Getafe are the clear favourites but there is now a real pressure on them that wasn’t present earlier in the season. The mood has changed from Champions League qualification seeming like an unlikely dream to now perhaps something they should go on to clinch. That could be significant and they won’t get any favours from this Girona side that is battling for the lives. The Catalans have been much more assured away than at home this season and they could just spoil Getafe’s party here.
Getafe vs Girona H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Girona Wins, 1 Getafe Win, 2 Draws.
- The sides drew 1-1 in Catalunya earlier this season.
- The last meeting in Getafe also finished like that last term.
- Getafe’s only win over Girona this century came in the Copa del Rey in 2013.
One to Watch – Portu
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While they’ve clearly been dependent on Stuani up top, Portu’s 8 league goals have also been invaluable for Girona, none more so than his vital strike against Sevilla last time out.
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Predicted Line Ups
Soria – Suarez, Miquel, Djene, Cabrera – Foulquier, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Olivera – Mata, Molina (4-4-2)
Bounou – Raul Garcia, Espinosa, Juanpe, Fernandez – Granell, Pons, Aleix Garcia – Borja Garcia, Stuani, Portu (4-3-3)
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