Sevilla 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 hosts aim to close the gap to leaders Real Madrid.
|Date||Sunday 9th January 2022|
|Kick-Off||16:15 (local time)|
Sevilla vs Getafe Preview
Sevilla and Getafe face off in the second game this Sunday in LaLiga. The hosts are hoping to keep up the pressure on leaders Real Madrid but they’ll have to be a bit wary of a visiting Getafe team that has suddenly found some form and is looking much tougher to beat than they were early on this term.
Sevilla do have a very good recent record against this opposition and they’ve not lost a domestic game since losing at the Bernabeu in November. It’s still a bit difficult to fully judge just how good this Sevilla side is. In truth, they didn’t look good at all in their Champions League campaign but they’ve consistently found a way to win the tight games in LaLiga and the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan has been a fortress once more for them with an average of 2.56 points per home game this term, bettered only by surprise package Rayo Vallecano.
Sevilla have coped pretty well despite losing main goal threat Youssef En-Nesyri to injury. The Moroccan has now jetted off to the Africa Cup of Nations which will extend Rafa Mir’s run in the team even further. Even Mir was among those missing last time out in LaLiga though with Sevilla dealing with Covid and injury problems, but still victorious at Cadiz to get 2022 off to a good start and they backed that up with a Copa del Rey win at Zaragoza in midweek.
Getafe were sent packing from that competition in humiliating fashion as they lost 5-0 at third tier Atletico Baleares in December. Quique Sanchez-Flores apologised to fans after that display but it’s safe to say he has got the reaction from his players that he would have been looking for.
Getafe have won both league games since then, both by 1-0 margins at the Coliseum. A 93rd minute header from Dario Poveda saw off Osasuna in dramatic fashion and then they surprisingly beat leaders Real Madrid in a derby last weekend with a resurgent Enes Unal firing the only goal early on. They head into this game unbeaten in six league games as a result, conceding just once over that period and they are looking really tough to break down with three centre-backs and three central midfielders denying their opponents much space in the central areas of the pitch.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 5 Sevilla Wins, 1 Getafe Win.
- Sevilla have won all of the last 5 meetings without conceding.
- They won 1-0 at the Coliseum back in August.
- Getafe haven’t beaten Sevilla since a 3-0 home win in April 2019.
Erik Lamela, Thomas Delaney and Jesus Navas are out injured. Youssef En-Nesyri and Bono are off on AFCON duty with Morocco.
Getafe have two significant suspensions in the shape of Mauro Arambarri and Mathías Olivera. Chema, Vitolo and Jose Macias are rated doubtful.
Sevilla vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: Sevilla 1-0 Getafe
This could be an awkward kind of game for Sevilla and it’s hard to see many goals in it. Getafe are looking very solid defensively right now and the hosts may have to bide their time and be patient but over the course of the 90 minutes, Lopetegui’s side should create a few openings which may be all they need to win the game.
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