Getafe vs Cadiz match preview and predictions for Saturday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two bottom half sides meet.
|Saturday 10th April 2021
|14:00 (local time)
|Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
Getafe vs Cadiz Preview
Getafe and Cadiz meet in the first game on Saturday in LaLiga and it sees two sides that are looking to put distance between themselves and the relegation scrap face off. Both clubs are perhaps a couple of victories away from reaching a points tally that ought to be enough for safety and this match is a good opportunity for both teams to try and chalk up three points.
Getafe’s season has been largely one to forget and if their recent form is anything to go by, they’ll be quite happy to keep picking up draws and gradually edge themselves towards survival. They’ve drawn each of their last three matches, holding Atleti and Elche at the Coliseum before a drab 0-0 draw at Osasuna.
Jose Bordalas will at least feel like those old, resilient Getafe-like qualities have returned to some extent. A return of just 22 goals scored, the joint worst record in LaLiga, highlights how problems remain in the final third with a failure to recruit an effective targetman to replace Jorge Molina, making them a far easier team to defend against.
As for Cadiz, they come into this match on the back of what was an important 2-1 win over Valencia – one which moved them 8 points clear of the bottom three. However it was a fixture that was completely overshadowed by events in the 1st Half in which Cadiz defender Juan Cala allegedly racially abused Mouctar Diakhaby leading to a temporary suspension of the game. Cadiz have since come out and stated they believe Cala who gave a very passionate denial in a press conference this week and he is expected to play here, despite an ongoing investigation into the matter.
Since winning their opening 4 away fixtures, Cadiz have only taken 4 points from their subsequent 10 away games this season in LaLiga. Those have all come courtesy of draws and right now they certainly feel like a team that is doing enough to ensure they are playing top flight football again next season, which would be a terrific achievement for the club.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Getafe Wins, 3 Cadiz Wins.
- Getafe won 2-0 at Cadiz in the reverse fixture in December.
- They’ve also won all three meetings at the Coliseum this century.
- Getafe scored 3 goals in each of those games, the most recent being a 3-2 win in the Segunda in 2017.
Sofian Chakla is suspended for Getafe who have problems in attack with Cucho Hernández and Enes Unal both expected to be missing.
Anthony Lozano and Álex Fernández are injury doubts heading into this. Juan Cala is expected to play despite the allegations of racism last weekend.
Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:
Soria – Olivera, Etxeita, Djene, Suarez – Cucurella, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Nyom – Alena – Mata (4-4-1-1)
Predicted Cadiz Starting Lineup:
Ledesma – Espino, Fali, Mauro, Iza – Perea, Jonsson, Jose Mari, Salvi – Sobrino, Negredo (4-4-2)
Getafe vs Cadiz Predictions
LaLiga Expert Predicts: Getafe 0-0 Cadiz (follow us on Tipstrr to view our betting tips)
It’s hard to see much action in this one. Getafe look to have abandoned plans to try a more open approach and they’ll be quite happy if they keep accumulating points as they edge towards safety and a summer where they may look to again find fresh solutions in the final third. Cadiz are also quite content to let their opponents have the ball and will defend deep and it’s hard to see there being many chances in this one.