Getafe vs Huesca match preview and predictions for Wednesday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the visitors begin life under new management.
- DATE: Wednesday 20th January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 19:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Getafe vs Huesca Preview
After a difficult season so far, Getafe are hoping to propel themselves back into the top half of LaLiga on Wednesday with victory over Huesca. The visitors will be hoping for a reaction after making a coaching change that has seen former Elche boss Pacheta come in to replace Michel at El Alcoraz.
Pepe Bordalas will be hoping that Getafe’s 3-1 win at Elche last week will prove something of a turning point in their season. With a miserable return of just 12 goals in 16 matches heading into the game, Getafe finally found their shooting boots as they came from behind to win with goals from Marc Cucurella, Jaime Mata and Angel Rodriguez.
The other striking thing from Getafe in that match was a shift away from the 4-4-2 formation that has served them so well for so many years under Bordalas. January loan arrival Carles Alena featured as the most advanced of three central midfielders while fellow new boy Take Kubo came off the bench and it looks as though we could see a permanent shift in shape from Bordalas’ side to accommodate the new signings.
As for Huesca, their Segunda Division title winning coach Michel was sacked last week after a 2-0 home defeat to Real Betis made it four straight losses in all competitions. Rooted to the bottom and now six points from safety, it’s going to be a tough job for Pacheta, who worked wonders at Elche but has no top flight experience besides a brief spell with Numancia in 2009 which ended in relegation.
A very cautious, defensive approach was the ingredient which got Elche over the line in the play-offs last year and that marks quite a contrast to Huesca’s style of play under Michel. Therefore it’ll be interesting to see what changes Pacheta tries to make, but whatever they are – results are needed quickly otherwise Huesca could find themselves with far too much to do.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Getafe Wins, 4 Draws.
- Getafe were 2-1 winners the last time the sides met – at the Coliseum in 2019.
- Huesca haven’t won any of the 6 league meetings this century.
- All of those have been in the last 5 years with Huesca taking just 1 point from their 3 trips to Getafe.
Enes Unal is out for Huesca while Cucho Hernández is a doubt but neither is a likely starter right now in any case.
Juan Carlos Real and Andres Fernandez have both tested positive for COVID-19 while Sandro is an injury doubt.
Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:
Yanez – Olivera, Djene, Cabaco, Suarez – Maksimovic, Arambarri – Cucurella, Alena, Kubo – Mata (4-2-3-1)
Predicted Huesca Starting Lineup:
Fernandez – Galan, Siovas, Pulido, Lopez – B. Garcia, Seoane, Rico, Ferreiro – Okazaki, Mir (4-4-2)
Getafe vs Huesca Predictions
Score Prediction: Getafe 2-0 Huesca
Getafe’s win last time out, fresh blood and success operating in a new system may just rejuvenate this team and provide the launchpad for a decent run of form. Huesca have some decent players but switching from Michel to Pacheta is quite a radical change and it may take him some time to get his ideas across and really sort this defence out and that’s time Huesca don’t have.
Getafe vs Huesca Betting Tips (18+)
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