Getafe vs Villarreal predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the Yellow Submarine look to build on their European triumph in midweek.
|Saturday 16th April 2022
|21:00 (local time)
|Coliseum Alfonso Perez
Getafe vs Villarreal Preview
Villarreal travel to the Coliseum this Saturday evening on the back of another remarkable result in Europe. The Yellow Submarine have a Champions League Semi-Final to look forward to having stunned Bayern Munich, but there’s nothing quite like a trip to Getafe when it comes to bringing yourselves back down to earth and Quique Sanchez Flores’ team will relish the challenge.
Getafe are fighting for their lives and they still look on course to win their relegation battle, despite their failure to win a single away game in LaLiga this term. It has been a very different story at home though since Sanchez Flores took charge and they head into this game unbeaten in 10 league outings on their own ground, winning 7 of them.
That run accounts for a huge 75% of their points this term and one more home win here would move them onto 35, a figure which may even be enough to keep them in the Primera for another season. Their hopes of grinding out another victory are hampered though by the suspension of Djene. The Togolese centre-back is an important part of everything Getafe have done in recent years and will be missed.
Villarreal travel to Madrid in high spirits and if it wasn’t already obvious, their priority now is very clearly the UEFA Champions League after they reached the Semi-Final for the second time in midweek with Samu Chukwueze’s late goal enough to seal an aggregate victory over Bayern. It’s an extraordinary achievement for Unai Emery’s side, although it does make their poor league form even more baffling.
Emery opted to rest virtually his entire starting XI for what was actually a really important game against fellow European hopefuls Athletic last weekend. He got a 1-1 draw, a decent outcome in the circumstances, but Villarreal are now 8 points off the top six heading into this matchday, with Conference League football the best they can realistically hope for in 2022/23, that’s assuming of course they don’t go all the way and win the Champions League!
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 5 Villarreal Wins, 1 Draw.
- Villarreal have won all of the last 5 meetings.
- Those victories came in the form of three 1-0 home wins and two 3-1 away wins.
- Getafe haven’t beaten Villarreal at home since a 4-0 win in 2017.
Getafe vs Villarreal Predictions
Score Prediction: Getafe 1-0 Villarreal
This isn’t the game you want to have so soon after putting in such a big effort in Munich in the Champions League. Villarreal have limped to tame defeats at Levante and Cadiz in their last two away league games and a repeat would be no surprise here given how strong Getafe have been at home in recent months.
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