Espanyol vs Getafe predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s match in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the hosts look to put an end to their miserable home league form.
Espanyol vs Getafe Preview
Espanyol are in danger of setting all kinds of unwanted records as they head into this Sunday’s clash with Getafe, still looking for their first home league points of the season. It’s six games and six defeats so far this term at the RCDE Stadium for what is now Pablo Machin’s side. Geta will be hoping to pile on further misery for the home fans this weekend.
Since the appointment of Machin, Espanyol have breezed into the Europa League knockout stage but the former Girona boss hasn’t found a cure for their league woes. Espanyol come into this one having lost 6 of their last 7 in the Spanish top flight with 4 of their 5 leagues games under Machin ending in defeat. They’ve taken the lead in their last two games but have still ended up with nothing from clashes with Atletico Madrid and Valencia.
They face fellow Europa League participants Getafe here but it’s certainly Jose Bordalas’ side that has coped better with the added distraction of continental action. Geta have made a clear point of prioritising the league and that has largely paid dividends with the South Madrid outfit riding high in 7th place heading into the weekend. Only 3 sides can better their return of 14 points from their last 8 games and while the stats strongly indicate that they are again favouring a very direct passing style, teams continue to struggle against it.
An Espanyol side which has the joint worst defensive record in La Liga will have their work cut out to thwart the threat of Jorge Molina and Jaime Mata up top for the visitors. However Machin will hope that a fortnight on the training ground will have helped to iron out some of the flaws in his struggling side.
Espanyol vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Espanyol eventually have to start picking up points at home and the fact they’ve done well in Europe and collected 8 points on the road in La Liga, suggests all is not lost for them this term. Getafe are tough to beat but they have only won 3 of their last 15 away league games and a draw looks more likely here, which would at least see Espanyol end this awful losing streak at the the RCDE in La Liga.
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Espanyol vs Getafe H2H
- Last 6 competitive meetings: 2 Espanyol Wins, 3 Getafe Wins, 1 Draw.
- 5 of the last 6 meetings have been won by the side playing at home.
- The exception was a 1-1 draw at the RCDE Stadium last term.
- Espanyol have collected 10 points from their last 4 home league games vs Getafe, conceding only once.
Predicted Line Ups
Lopez – Calero, Bernardo, David Lopez – Pedrosa, Darder, Roca, Sanchez, Gomez – Vargas, Ferreyra (3-5-2)
Soria – Cucurella, Cabrera, Djene, Damian – Kenedy, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Jason – Mata, Molina (4-4-2)
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