Getafe vs Valencia predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups ahead of Spanish football’s unlikeliest grudge match.
Getafe vs Valencia Preview
There is no love lost between Getafe and Valencia after a series of heated clashes between the teams last season including a Copa del Rey game which descended into a mass brawl after Los Che secured a dramatic late win. The departure of Marcelino as Valencia coach may have eased some of the tensions but this is still a really big game with the two sides involved in the thick of the battle for Champions League qualification.
Getafe’s remarkable rise under Jose Bordalas hit new heights last weekend as they rose to 3rd place in La Liga with a 2-0 victory at San Mames. That was Geta’s 3rd straight win in La Liga and they’ve taken 18 points from their last 8 games, a record no other team in the Spanish top flight can better. Even the departure of centre-back Leandro Cabrera to Espanyol in January doesn’t seem to have hit them too hard with all of their last three victories coming to nil.
There’s not too much wrong with Valencia’s league form either. They’ve only lost one of their last eight and head into this one following back-to-back home wins to nil against Celta Vigo and Barcelona. There was however a setback in midweek as they crashed out of the Copa del Rey at Granada with their former striker Roberto Soldado doing the damage. Given the results in the subsequent ties this week, they may feel that they’ve really missed an opportunity to go on and defend the trophy they won last season.
Securing a top four finish will be the priority for both of these clubs now though. Getafe are currently two points and two places better off than Valencia and must decide whether to stick with new signing Deyverson in attack here or plump for Jorge Molina. Los Che meanwhile are without Daniel Wass and Francis Coquelin due to suspension but they do have decent options to cover those two.
Getafe vs Valencia Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Getafe
This should be a really competitive affair but right now you sense Getafe might just have the edge. They were outstanding last weekend in Bilbao and may also reap the benefits of their early Copa del Rey exit which has given them a few free midweek games while Valencia have been in action. They should be the fresher side here and that could be key in what’s likely to be an intense game.
Getafe vs Valencia Betting Tips (18+)
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Getafe vs Valencia H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Getafe Wins, 2 Valencia Wins, 2 Draws.
- The sides played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at Mestalla earlier this season.
- Valencia scored the only goal in the two league meetings last term, on this ground and they also won a dramatic Copa del Rey tie between the sides with Rodrigo scoring two very late goals to turn it around.
- There have been 4 red cards in the last 6 meetings.
Predicted Line Ups
Soria – Olivera, Djene, Etxeita, Damian – Cucurella, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Nyom – Deyverson, Mata (4-4-2)
Domenech – Gaya, Gabriel, Diakhaby, Florenzi – Soler, Kondogbia, Parejo, Torres – Gomez, Rodrigo (4-4-2)
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