Granada vs Getafe predictions and match preview for Thursday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two struggling teams clash.
|Thursday 28th October 2021
|20:00 (local time)
Granada vs Getafe Preview
Granada and Getafe meet in a battle of the basement boys on Thursday in LaLiga. This is a huge game for both teams who have just one victory between them this season and a combined total of just 9 points from 19 games.
Granada are responsible for that victory and 7 of those points. There’s at least some evidence to suggest they are improving with that 1-0 win over Sevilla earlier in the month perhaps saving Robert Moreno from the sack. They had to wait almost three weeks for their next game and got another good result with Angel Montoro scoring a 90th minute goal to salvage a point from their trip to Osasuna.
Results such as that should breed confidence and they’ll certainly carry more belief into this match than their opponents. However overall, Granada simply have not impressed this season with their solitary win a somewhat fortuitous one while goalkeeper Luis Maximiano has been their standout performer and things could be even worse were it not for him.
Like Granada, Getafe were also playing European football not too long ago, but both clubs look like they will be in for a real battle this season. In Getafe’s case, it’s already starting to feel like it may be a hopeless one. Michel was dismissed having taken just 1 point from this first 8 games and new man Quique Sánchez Flores has not experienced any kind of honeymoon.
After a draw against fellow strugglers Levante, Getafe produced their worst 45 minutes of the season on Monday night, capitulating in the 2nd Half at home against Celta Vigo as they sank to a 3-0 defeat with two Geta players seeing red. Key defender Djené Dakonam was one of the players dismissed and his absence only adds to Sánchez Flores’ woes heading into this vital game. Defeat would leave them 6 points from safety and in deep trouble even at this early stage in the campaign.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Granada Wins, 1 Getafe Win, 1 Draw.
- There was just 1 goal in the 2 meetings last season, scored by Granada at the Coliseum.
- Getafe haven’t won on any of their last 4 visits to Granada.
- Their last victory here was by a 2-0 margin in LaLiga in 2013.
Maxime Gonalons and Yan Eteki are out injured for the hosts. Domingos Duarte is a doubt.
Djene and Chema are both banned after red cards on Monday. Getafe are also without Jaime Mata, Vitolo and Jakub Jankto.
Predicted Granada Starting Lineup:
Maximiano – Neva, Abram, Diaz, Quini – Monchu, Milla – Machis, Montoro, Rochina – Suarez (4-2-3-1)
Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:
Soria – Olivera, Cuenca, Mitrovic, Suarez – Timor, Florentino – Alena, Maksimovic, Arambarri – Sandro (4-2-3-1)
Granada vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: Granada 1-0 Getafe
This is highly unlikely to be a classic. Both sides are struggling to find an identity under new management. Overall, Granada have shown a bit more in the final third and have more players who know where the goal is. Their defensive flaws may go unpunished against this Getafe side and the hosts may nick the win.