Valencia vs Getafe Match Preview & Prediction

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Valencia vs Getafe predictions, H2H and match preview for this Wednesday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as Los Che face South Madrid opposition at the Mestalla for the second time in four days.


Valencia vs Getafe predictions


Valencia vs Getafe Preview

Valencia return to the Mestalla on Wednesday, fresh from a disappointing 1-1 draw with Leganes. It was a game that featured some protests against the owners but Los Che fans also chanted the name of new boss Albert Celades, a move that should go some way to restoring harmony following a  rollercoaster week on and off the pitch. Here they take on Getafe in one of Spanish football’s most unlikely rivalries.

The bad blood between these two really kicked in last season with not much love lost between the two coaches and an extremely bad tempered cup tie which ended in something close to a riot when Valencia scored twice at the death to win it. The absence of Marcelino this time will cool the tension between the two dugouts but Getafe’s visit should at least give Valencia fans something else to vent their anger at besides their own president.

Getafe got their season properly off and running last week with back-to-back wins at home against Trabzonspor in the Europa League and then Mallorca in La Liga. They should therefore head east with a real stride in their step and they won’t have seen too much from Valencia so far that should intimidate them.

Celades is still trying to stamp his authority on this side and we may see the hosts go 4-3-3 here as opposed to the 4-4-2 which was utilised throughout the Marcelino reign. That will add a different dynamic to the mostly tight matches between the clubs last term. Getafe meanwhile could opt to rotate their forwards again with at least one of Angel and Enric Gallego likely to come into the side.


Valencia vs Getafe Predictions

Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw

These games are usually tight and with Getafe having got a couple of results under their belt now, they look capable of coming here and leaving with a point. They drew a huge 11 times on the road last season in La Liga and a repeat looks likely here with Valencia also quite prone to a home draw with the latest setback coming in the shape of a 1-1 draw against previously pointless Leganes at the weekend.


Valencia vs Getafe H2H

  • Last 6 meetings: 3 Getafe Wins, 2 Valencia Wins, 1 Draw.
  • These sides met 4 times last season including a very bad tempered Copa del Rey Quarter-Final which Valencia won in dramatic fashion with two late Rodrigo goals.
  • The league meetings only produced 1 goal, scored by Valencia at Getafe.
  • Getafe have though avoided defeat on each of their last 3 league trips to the Mestalla.

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Predicted Line Ups

Valencia Team:

Cillessen – Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Costa – Parejo, Kondogbia, Coquelin – Cheryshev, Gomez, Rodrigo (4-3-3)

Getafe Team:

Soria – Nyom, Cabrera, Djene, Suarez – Cucurella, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Fajr – Angel, Gallego (4-4-2)


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