Match Preview: Getafe vs Villarreal Predictions, Team News & H2H

Getafe vs Villarreal predictions

Getafe vs Villarreal predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as these two renew hostilities for the first time since a bad-tempered clash in July which saw 4 red cards produced.

  • DATE: Sunday 8th November 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 14:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

Getafe vs Villarreal Preview

Getafe vs Villarreal match preview

The Sunday action in LaLiga starts with a meeting of two teams with European ambitions. Villarreal managed to reach the Europa League last term while Getafe just missed out on the final weekend. Both sides have made reasonably strong starts this time around though and we could be in for a good game here.

Getafe have probably needed a week off to rest and recover after the exertions of a dramatic game at Valencia last time out. Trailing 1-0 with just 3 minutes to go, they appeared to have pulled off a dramatic comeback victory with two quick-fire goals. However a late penalty enabled Los Che to salvage a point in the 100th minute and Jose Bordalas’ men would have returned to Madrid with mixed feelings.

They’ve only conceded one goal at home so far this season which is testament to the challenge Villarreal are faced with here. However that did come in their most recent outing at the Coliseum – a 1-0 defeat against Granada.

It’s a case of so far so good for Unai Emery at Villarreal. They’ve only lost 1 of their opening 8 league games and have been scoring for fun in the Europa League with 12 goals in their opening 3 matches – all wins – sending them to the top of their group.

Qualification is all but mathematically secured now and that will enable them to really focus on their league campaign until the Europa League knockout stages commence in February. They’ve been going well even with European distractions and have been notably more difficult to break down in recent weeks, conceding just twice in five league outings.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Villarreal Wins, 2 Getafe Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Villarreal did the double over Getafe last season.
  • They won 3-1 here in July in a match that saw 4 players sent off.
  • Getafe were unbeaten in 4 home games vs Villarreal prior to that.

Team News

Damian Suarez is suspended after seeing red at Valencia but otherwise Getafe have no major selection issues.

Villarreal are missing Francis Coquelin and Juan Foyth to injury.

Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:

Soria – Olivera, Cabaco, Djene, Nyom – Cucurella, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Diaby – Mata, Cucho (4-4-2)

Predicted Villarreal Starting Lineup:

Asenjo – Pedraza, Albiol, Torres, Mario – Trigueros, Iborra, Gomez – Chukwueze, Alcacer, Moreno (4-3-3)

Getafe vs Villarreal Predictions

Score Prediction: Getafe 1-1 Villarreal

This is a tough game and it could be every bit as spicy as last weekend’s game involving Getafe. Bordalas’ men had 3 players sent off when they hosted Villarreal as recently as July and will be determined to set the record straight having lost that fixture 3-1. Getafe should be the fresher side but Villarreal are looking good and ought to take a point from the game.

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