Getafe vs Sevilla predictions and match preview for Monday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for the head-to-head, team news, predicted lineups and fantasy football picks as the visitors look to make it two wins from two.
|Monday 23rd August 2021
|20:00 (local time)
|Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
Getafe vs Sevilla Preview
Getafe and Sevilla meet in the first of two Monday night games in LaLiga. These two clubs were competing for positions not so long ago and Getafe actually finished above Sevilla in LaLiga 2018/19. However it certainly feels as though there is now a significant gulf in class between these teams and the visitors will be clear favourites here.
Having taken part in the very first match of LaLiga 2021/22, Getafe have had 10 days to stew over their defeat at Valencia. It was a game which saw their hosts reduced to 10 men inside 3 minutes but the South Madrid outfit failed to make their numerical superiority count and spurned a number of decent chances.
That early red card makes it a bit tough to read too much into Getafe’s evolution under new boss Michel. It has certainly been a very long time since Getafe had 74% possession in a football match and it does look like they will try and move to a slightly different way of playing when compared to the combative approach under Jose Bordalas. We should get a clearer picture here of what kind of side they are going to be but a lack of a reliable goal threat does look a worry with neither Enes Unal nor Sandro Ramirez, their strike pairing at Mestalla, exactly prolific in front of goal.
As for Sevilla, they also found themselves playing against 10 men for the majority of their opening game and they brushed aside Rayo Vallecano with relative ease. The 3-0 win came in large part thanks to a brace from substitute Erik Lamela on debut and the former Spurs man will be hoping he is rewarded with a starting role here.
A number of positive Covid-19 tests in the Sevilla squad hasn’t helped preparations for the new season so Sevilla will be grateful for what on paper isn’t the toughest of starts but they will expect a bigger test here.
They’ve also been active in the transfer market with Rafa Mir arriving last week to add a fresh option up top, although there is the suspicion that Sevilla’s recent additions have been made with a view to prized asset Jules Kounde eventually leaving this window with Chelsea still his most likely destination.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Getafe Wins, 4 Sevilla Wins.
- Sevilla have won all of the last 4 meetings.
- They’ve won to nil on 3 of their last 4 trips to Getafe.
- The exception was a 3-0 defeat in April 2019.
Erick Cabaco is available despite seeing red last weekend after one of his yellows was rescinded. Getafe have no significant absentees.
Lucas Ocampos is out injured for the visitors. Ivan Rakitic, Suso and Bono are doubts following recent positive Covid-19 tests.
Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:
Soria – Olivera, Cabaco, Djene, Damian – Cucurella, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Vitolo – Unai, Sandro (4-4-2)
Predicted Sevilla Starting Lineup:
Dmitrovic – Acuna, Carlos, Kounde, Navas – Fernando, Jordan – Lamela, Papu Gomez, Oscar – En-Nesyri (4-2-3-1)
Getafe vs Sevilla Predictions
Score Prediction: Getafe 0-1 Sevilla
Getafe played some decent football at times against Valencia, but it’s hard to see how this team is going to score many goals. They will struggle to create much against a strong Sevilla defence and you wouldn’t back either of their likely starting strikers to finish what precious few opportunities they may get. Sevilla may just nick this.
Fantasy Football Picks
- Sorare – Jules Kounde