Getafe vs Mallorca predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two relegation candidates meet.
|Saturday 2nd April 2022
|14:00 (local time)
|Coliseum Alfonso Perez
Getafe vs Mallorca Preview
Saturday’s action in LaLiga gets underway at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez with a big game at the bottom of the table. Both Getafe and Mallorca are fighting for points as they bid to climb away from trouble with the visitors in more desperate need as they commence life under new management here.
They’ll be hoping their change is effective as Getafe’s was earlier in the campaign. They’ve taken 28 points from 21 games under Quique Sanchez Flores which works out at 1.33 points per game. If that had been replicated over the whole season, they’d be in the top half right now and possibly thinking about a late push for Europe so they’ve certainly got strong reason to believe they are good enough to beat the drop.
Getafe do come into this game following a slight dip in form though. They’ve gone 6 without a win since cruising past Levante 3-0 at the Coliseum. 4 of those games were away where they haven’t won all season but their home form has been very strong since the change in boss. They are unbeaten in 9 LaLiga home games heading into this, winning 6 of them.
Mallorca meanwhile have lost their last 6 in LaLiga and with the dreaded international break coming, Luis Garcia may well have sensed his fate when his side slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Espanyol last time out. On the face of it, they’ve made a good appointment in the shape of Javier Aguirre who so nearly staged one of the great escape acts with Leganes a couple of years back with the Madrid minnows enjoying a fine run of late form, only to narrowly miss out on survival in the final minutes of the season.
If Aguirre can have a similar impact on Mallorca, they should be fine as the Balearic Island side are only a point from safety heading into this weekend. He’ll have to quickly decide whether to go for a more disciplined, functional approach than his predecessor. This seems likely if Aguirre’s past is anything to go by but he will want to try and find a way to get the best out of Take Kubo who is a potential difference maker in the final third. The Japanese international returns to the ground where he spent part of last season on loan.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Getafe Wins, 3 Draws.
- Mallorca have lost on 4 of their last 6 trips to Getafe.
- The sides drew 0-0 earlier this term in Palma.
- Mallorca’s last win here was by a 3-1 margin in 2012.
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Getafe vs Mallorca Predictions
Score Prediction: Getafe 1-1 Mallorca
This is a tough one to call as it’s hard to know what kind of impact the new coach will have at Mallorca. The break may also have done them a bit of good to regroup and go again under new guidance for the final push. With Getafe slightly out of form right now, the visitors may nick a point.
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