Getafe vs Villarreal predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s final weekend clash in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the hosts target Champions League qualification.
Getafe vs Villarreal Match Preview
It comes down to two nail-biting hours this Saturday for Getafe and their unlikely Champions League dream. They are no longer in the box-seat following defeat at Camp Nou last weekend but the equation is still quite simple. They need to better Valencia’s result in their game at Valladolid on Saturday and Jose Bordalas’ side will be taking their place amongst the European elite next term but Villarreal will be out to spoil their party.
Getafe’s hopes are hampered by the suspension of key centre-back Djene Dakonam. The Togolese international may even have played his last game for the club with rumours of a summer move to the Premier League doing the rounds. On a more positive note, Bruno Gonzalez and Jaime Mata are back from bans and the latter will be hoping to add to his impressive season tally of 14 goals and 6 assists as Getafe aim to get over one final hurdle.
One concern for Getafe will be that Villarreal have often been better when the pressure is off this term. They are now safe having beaten Eibar at home last time out and there’s not really anything riding on this game for them. However their Europa League showings remain the highlight of this season but Javi Calleja does deserve some credit for getting this team over the line and ensuring the Yellow Submarine will still be in the top flight next term.
It’s sure to be a tense atmosphere in one of the biggest games ever staged at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez this Saturday. Getafe may feel as though events have conspired against them somewhat with Valencia now facing a Valladolid side that has nothing to play for in the other match that really matters in the battle for 4th. They can’t worry too much about that though and the South Madrid outfit will be determined to take care of business here.
Getafe vs Villarreal Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Getafe
With Djene missing, this Getafe defence will be far more vulnerable and Villarreal have no reason not to come here and have a go. With Getafe also desperate for the win, it could be more open than your average game at the Coliseum and we should see chances at both ends. Getafe invariably do the business at home though and they should have enough to record a vital win.
Getafe vs Villarreal H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Getafe Wins, 2 Villarreal Wins, 1 Draw.
- Getafe have won their last 2 home games against Villarreal to nil.
- They hammered the Yellow Submarine 4-0 at the start of last season.
- Getafe are trying to complete a double here having won 2-1 at the Ceramica earlier this term.
One to Watch – Jorge Molina
No tiene la epicidad que han intentado darle a la foto, pero hablamos de Jorge Molina agarrando la camiseta del Getafe con cara de que te va a marcar todos los goles que pueda. pic.twitter.com/MvR6irsnir
— Santiago Sánchez (@iTukunime) May 7, 2019
Jorge Molina has been the focal point of Getafe’s attack again this season and he has the power to bully a Villarreal defence that has rarely convinced this term.
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Predicted Line Ups
Soria – Suarez, Miquel, Gonzalez, Olivera – Foulquier, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Portillo – Mata, Molina (4-4-2)
Fernandez – Costa, Funes Mori, Gonzalez, Quintilla – Iborra, Cazorla – Ekambi, Fornals, Chukwueze – Bacca (4-3-3)
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