Villarreal vs Getafe predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the Yellow Submarine look to turn their poor domestic form around.
|Date||Sunday 7th November 2021|
|Kick-Off||14:00 (local time)|
Villarreal vs Getafe Preview
Sunday’s action in the Spanish top flight kicks off at the Ceramica where Unai Emery will still be in charge of Villarreal for the visit of struggling Getafe. The visitors are hoping to build on their first win of the season last time out.
It has been a rollercoaster week for Villarreal fans and everyone connected to the club. A disappointing derby defeat at Valencia last weekend continued their miserable start in LaLiga with Villarreal languishing in 13th place with just 2 wins to their name. That result made some question whether boss Unai Emery was now under real pressure despite their Europa League triumph earlier this year.
Then came an unexpected plot twist with Premier League Newcastle, freshly backed by Saudi state money, attempting to lure Emery away from the club. You half wonder whether some members of the Villarreal board would have jumped at the chance to receive a hefty compensation package for a boss they might have been thinking of paying off in the non too distant future. However Emery rejected the chance to go to Newcastle on the back of an important 2-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Villarreal now have a realistic shot at qualification from their group but they badly need to sort their domestic form out having taken just 1 point from their last 4 league games, none of which have been against teams that finished above them last season.
Even a Getafe side that is propping up the table, will travel to the Ceramica with some belief. They have improved a bit since appointing Quique Sanchez Flores and were finally able to celebrate their first win of the season last time out as Enes Unal’s brilliant brace saw off Espanyol at the Coliseum.
As a former Villarreal player, he’ll be extra motivated here, but Getafe desperately need Unal or one of their other forwards to step up and start delivering goals on a consistent basis. They appear to have settled back to the 4-4-2 we have generally associated with them in recent years after a bit of unsuccessful experimentation under Michel and initially Sanchez Flores too. It’s going to be a tough battle for Getafe this season but they have a glimmer of hope now and will fancy they can compete with an inconsistent Villarreal side.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Villarreal Wins, 1 Getafe Win, 1 Draw.
- Villarreal have won all of the last 4 meetings.
- They’ve won 4 of the last 6 meetings on this ground 1-0.
- Getafe’s last victory over Villarreal came on this ground in January 2019.
Juan Foyth is injured for the hosts who are unlikely to risk Gerard Moreno despite the forward’s return to training.
Damian Suarez is suspended for Getafe. Sandro Ramírez, Vitolo, Mathías Olivera and Jakub Jankto are doubts.
Villarreal vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: Villarreal 1-1 Getafe
You just don’t know what you are going to get from Villarreal at the moment and their league form suggests, even at home to the bottom club in the league, you can’t feel totally confident about them winning. Gerard Moreno’s injury problems have hampered them and with Getafe’s morale boosted by that victory last weekend, another draw involving Villarreal can’t be ruled out here.
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