Getafe vs Granada 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 bottom half teams clash.
|Thursday 20th January 2022
|19:00 (local time)
|Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
Getafe vs Granada Preview
Thursday’s sole game in LaLiga comes from the Coliseum Alfonso Perez and it’s a big one too between two sides who are hoping to put distance between themselves and the bottom three. Getafe are a resurgent force under Quique Sanchez Flores but are still six points worse off than their opponents heading into this game.
The secret to Getafe’s resurgence largely lies in their ability to get back to doing the basics right again and returning to their old stubborn defensive ways. They come into this game having let in just two goals in their last seven league outings. You aren’t going to go too far wrong if you can keep things that tight and they will be full of belief now that they are on course to beat the drop despite that miserable start.
They are clearly though keen to try and add some more attacking quality to their play and they’ve done some very interesting business over the past few days. Borja Mayoral and Gonzalo Villar have both arrived on loan having been at Roma during the first half of the campaign, while they have also agreed a deal with Sevilla to take Oscar Rodriguez on loan. Rodriguez was a hugely important player for their South Madrid rivals Leganes two seasons ago and could be a really good signing.
Granada have so far resisted the urge to dive into the transfer market but that may change before the end of the month. Right now though, Robert Moreno will be very happy with what he is seeing from his troops and the Andalusian side come into this game unbeaten in their last seven league outings.
They held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at Los Carmenes in their last outing. Antonio Puertas struck an 89th minute leveller with the Catalans down to 10 men to preserve Granada’s unbeaten streak. Like their opponents, they were already out of the Copa del Rey so they’ve had almost two weeks to prepare for this game and they’ll be hoping to at least avoid defeat and maintain their current advantage on the sides involved in the thick of the relegation scrap.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Getafe Wins, 2 Granada Wins, 2 Draws.
- Granada are unbeaten in their last 4 meetings with Getafe.
- The last 2 meetings have been drawn including a 1-1 in Granada earlier this term.
- Getafe’s last win in the fixture was a 3-1 home success over the Andalusians in October 2019.
José Macías and Sabit Abdulai are missing through injury for the hosts. Mauro Arambarri and Mathias Olivera return from bans.
Santiago Arias is missing for the visitors who are hoping to have Ruben Rochina available again.
Getafe: Soria – Cuenca, Djene, Mitrovic – Olivera, Alena, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Suarez – Sandro, Unal (3-5-2)
Granada: Maximiano – Neva, Torrente, Duarte, Quini – Machis, Gonalons, Milla, Puertas – Suarez, Molina (4-4-2)
Getafe vs Granada Predictions
Score Prediction: Getafe 0-0 Granada
This promises to be a tight game of few chances. Getafe have been outstanding defensively in recent weeks and are probably the more likely victors. However Granada have started to dig deep and grind out results and are capable of doing likewise here in what isn’t likely to be a game of the season contender.
PLEASE NOTE – Our LaLiga predictions are not betting tips. No profits are guaranteed if you’re using them to bet on football. If you are gambling, do so responsibly and never stake more than you can afford to lose. BeGambleAware.