Getafe vs Osasuna Predictions & Match Preview

Getafe vs Osasuna predictions

Getafe vs Osasuna 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 hosts aim to bounce back from a cup shocker.

DateSunday 19th December 2021
Kick-Off18:30 (local time)
StadiumColiseum Alfonso Perez
CompetitionLaLiga

Getafe vs Osasuna Preview


Getafe match action

Getafe and Osasuna face off at the Coliseum on Sunday. It’s hardly the game of the weekend in LaLiga but it’s an important one for the hosts who will feel as though they owe their fans a performance after a dismal Copa del Rey exit in midweek.

They weren’t the only top flight team sent packing and it’s not as though the cup was ever going to be a big priority this season. However that doesn’t excuse the manner of their capitulation in a 5-0 loss against third tier Atletico Baleares. Quique Sanchez Flores was apologetic after the game but will want to make sure the result doesn’t distract from their recent league form which has been a lot more positive.

Indeed it’s just 1 defeat in 7 LaLiga outings for a Getafe side which took so long to even record a point this season. They are off the bottom and depending on results elsewhere this weekend, could even head into the new year outside the relegation zone were they to win this. Getafe suddenly feels like a much tougher place for visiting teams to come to again with the South Madrid club taking 7 points from their last 3 home games.

They ought to fancy this against an Osasuna side that has just lost their way after a strong start to the campaign. Jagoba Arrasate’s men haven’t won in LaLiga in two months since a 2-1 victory at Villarreal in mid October. Unlike their opponents here, they did make Copa del Rey progress in midweek with victory at the Riazor and you wonder if they may just target a good cup run now with no immediate danger of them getting sucked into a relegation battle.

It’s tough to put your finger on where it has gone wrong of late for Osasuna. Perhaps they are just struggling to match those extreme intensity levels that we are used to seeing from them. There may also be the simple reality that they don’t quite possess enough quality to truly kick on from a safe mid-table position which is basically where they’ve been since they returned to the top flight.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Getafe Wins, 1 Osasuna Win, 3 Draws.
  • The last 4 meetings have produced a grand total of just 1 goal.
  • That was scored by Getafe in this fixture last season.
  • Osasuna haven’t won on any of their last 6 visits to this ground.

Team News

Jaime Mata is banned for Getafe. José Macías and Vitolo are both rated doubtful.

David Garcia is banned for Osasuna. Aridane Hernández is a doubt while Jesús Areso is carrying an injury.

Possible Lineups


Getafe vs Osasuna Predictions


Score Prediction: Getafe 1-0 Osasuna

This will be a very different Getafe eleven to the one that was trounced in the cup and they’ve been looking a lot more competitive of late, particularly at home. Osasuna are missing key centre-back David Garcia who has been terrific this season and that may just help tilt this game in favour of the hosts.


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About Mark Sochon 1543 Articles
Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has also lived in Seville and Barcelona and has written extensively about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer.

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