Getafe vs Elche Match Preview & Predictions

Getafe vs Elche

Getafe vs Elche 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 both sides aim for their first win of the new season.

DateMonday 13th September 2021
Kick-Off20:00 (local time)
StadiumColiseum Alfonso Pérez

Getafe vs Elche Preview

Getafe match action

Getafe and Elche face off in the first of two Monday night games in LaLiga this week. This may not be a glamour fixture by any means but it’s a really important one for the hosts who have had a tough start to the season and are yet to pick up a point. Victory here would give Michel’s second spell at the club lift-off at last.

Fixtures against Valencia, Sevilla and Barcelona meant it was always going to be a difficult opening to the season for Getafe. Their performances have been better than their results and all three defeats were by a solitary goal. Even at Camp Nou last time out, they largely went toe to toe with Barcelona with Sandro scoring what was Geta’s first goal of the new season in a 2-1 defeat.

Michel will most likely be happy enough to stick with the approach and personnel that hasn’t yet yielded any points. He will be hoping a similar level of performance will be enough to put points on the board in fixtures such as this. Getafe have some fresh recruits with Jakub Jankto, Jorge Cuenca and Florentino late signings, funded by the sale of Marc Cucurella.

As for Elche, they also did some really interesting summer business. Big name arrivals such as Darío Benedetto and Javier Pastore caught many by surprise and while they could perhaps have been accused of a slight lack of ambition last summer, this time around they’ve added a lot more quality to the squad and seem intent on making a real push to establish themselves at this level.

Like Getafe, they’ve also had quite a tough set of opening fixtures but do have a couple of points to show for their efforts thanks to draws at home to Athletic Club and Sevilla. They seem to have settled on 5-3-2 or 3-5-2 system which gives them plenty of defensive cover and Fran Escriba will be hoping that the additional attacking players he has recruited can make the difference in the final third this season.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Getafe Wins, 3 Draws.
  • Getafe took 4 points from the 2 meetings last term.
  • 4 of the last 6 meetings in Getafe have ended level.
  • Elche’s last win over Getafe came at home in April 2014.

Team News

New signing Vitolo looks like he will be the only absentee for Getafe with Carles Aleñá set to start on the right of midfield.

Lucas Boye and Pedro Bigas have both been carrying knocks for the visitors but may start.

Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:

Soria – Olivera, Mitrovic, Djene, Suarez – Jankto, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Alena – Unal, Sandro (4-4-2)

Predicted Elche Starting Lineup:

Casilla – Mojica, Roco, Bigas, Verdu, Josan – Marcone, Guti, Fidel – Benedetto, Boye (5-3-2)

Getafe vs Elche Predictions

Score Prediction: Getafe 1-0 Elche

This is a tough game to call between two sides who you’d expect to be in the bottom half this season, potentially battling against the drop. Getafe have been better than their tally of 0 points from 3 games suggests and they may just have the edge here against an Elche side which seldom travels well.

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About Mark Sochon 2070 Articles
Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at)

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