Alaves vs Getafe Match Preview & Prediction

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Alaves vs Getafe predictions, H2H and match preview for this Monday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for analysis, free betting tips and predicted line-ups as the hosts target a much needed victory in their battle for safety.

by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)


Alaves vs Getafe predictions


Alaves vs Getafe Preview

The pressure is mounting on Alaves following an awful losing run which has thrust them into real relegation danger. Things could change very quickly if they can chalk up one more win but the way they are playing, it’s questionable whether they will get that against a Getafe side that is battling for European places.

Alaves have now lost six on the bounce in LaLiga, scoring just once and conceding 14. The first five of those games were under Asier Garitano who was duly sacked but there was also defeat for Juan Muñiz in his first game at the helm – a 2-0 loss against leaders Real Madrid on Friday night. This will be a better test of whether or not he has made any improvements but there is real pressure on his players with a trip to Betis and a home game against Barcelona still to come.

Luckily for Alaves, Getafe aren’t fully convincing right now either. They’ve won just 1 of their 8 games since the restart to fall out of Champions League qualification contention. A 3-1 defeat at home to Villarreal last time out ensured they won’t be taking their place amongst the European elite next term but they are still well placed to make the Europa League again.

That loss to the Yellow Submarine was made even more damaging by events after the Full-Time whistle when clashes between players resulted in three Getafe players receiving red cards and police having to separate the two teams. Allan Nyom, Damian Suarez and Xabier Etxeita all saw red and will miss this game as a result while Angel Rodriguez is also suspended for the visitors.

As for Alaves, keeper Fernando Pacheco remains an injury doubt meaning Roberto should continue in goal. Otherwise they ought to be very close to full strength with Rubén Duarte the only other definite absentee.


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Alaves vs Getafe Predictions

Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw

It really felt as though the wheels came off for Getafe last week but even with the suspensions, they can still field a strong eleven here with greater strength in depth than they’ve had in previous years. Alaves are hopelessly out of form but they will at least fancy they can have more joy by going direct to Joselu here than they would have had Getafe not been hit by a couple of significant defensive absentees. Overall, a hard-fought, even game looks likely and we’re going for a draw.


Alaves vs Getafe Betting Tips (18+)

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Alaves vs Getafe H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Alaves Wins, 2 Getafe Wins, 2 Draws.
  • Alaves haven’t won any of their last 3 games vs Getafe.
  • However they have won 3 of the last 5 meetings in Vitoria, losing just once.
  • Getafe’s sole win here this century was a 4-3 thriller in LaLiga in 2005.

Predicted Line Ups

Alaves Team:

Jimenez – Marin, Laguardia, Ely, Aguirregabiria – Mendez, Fejsa, Camarasa, Burke – Joselu, Perez (4-4-2)

Getafe Team:

Soria – Olivera, Cabaco, Djene, Jason – Cucurella, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Etebo – Mata, Molina (4-4-2)


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