Elche vs Getafe match preview and predictions for Monday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two bottom six teams meet, in a game moved back 24 hours due to snow.
- DATE: Monday 11th January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 19:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Manuel Martinez Valero
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Elche vs Getafe Preview
Getafe travel to the Martinez Valero a day later than planned for what is an important LaLiga game for both sides. Both Elche and Geta have found league wins difficult to come by of late and three points here would be a massive boost as both sides look to climb the table.
While Elche have narrowly managed to secure progress in the Copa del Rey against lower tier sides, they’ve not won in LaLiga since October when they beat Valencia. While they have managed to find 6 draws during a 10 game winless streak, they have inevitably started to slide down the league and are in the relegation zone for almost the first time this season heading into this one.
That doesn’t come as a huge shock given they were widely expected to struggle and in truth Jorge Almiron deserves credit for having put them in a position where a strong January transfer window would give them hope. They’ve already looked to his native Argentina for a number of the summer recruits and more arrivals from Almiron’s homeland are expected this month.
Getafe have already completed their first deals of this transfer window. Carles Aleñá has joined on loan from Barcelona while Take Kubo, who had been on loan at Villarreal, has arrived until the end of the season. The Japanese teenager will add some much needed creativity and spark in the final third but he doesn’t exactly fit into the normal mould of a Getafe player, so it’ll be fascinating to see how Jose Bordalas intends to use him.
A shift from the trusted 4-4-2 that has served Getafe so well in recent years could be one possibility. We are certainly getting to the point where it feels as though they need to try something different with a defeat to Real Valladolid last weekend, leaving them just one point above the drop-zone heading into this round of fixtures.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Elche Win, 2 Getafe Wins, 3 Draws.
- The sides last met in the 2016/17 Segunda Division.
- Getafe took 4 points off Elche that season and are unbeaten in the last 4 meetings.
- Elche’s last win was a 1-0 triumph here in LaLiga in April 2014.
Elche have Pere Milla fit again but left-back Diego Gonzalez is an injury doubt.
Nemanja Maksimovic is a doubt for the visitors, so new signing Carles Aleñá could start in midfield. Cucho Hernandez is definitely out while Take Kubo may be on the bench.
Predicted Elche Starting Lineup:
Badia – Mino, Verdu, Josema, Barragan – Guti, Marcone, Victor – Fidel, Boye, Rigoni (4-3-3)
Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:
Yanez – Olivera, Djene, Cabaco, Suarez – Cucurella, Alena, Arambarri, Nyom – Mata, Angel (4-4-2)
Elche vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: Elche 0-0 Getafe
This match sees two of the three lowest scoring teams in LaLiga meet. With the stakes high and neither side showcasing much quality in the final third, it’s very hard to see there being much goalmouth action in this one and a draw does look the most likely outcome.
Elche vs Getafe Betting Tips (18+)
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