Valencia vs Getafe predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, team news and predicted lineups as the visitors target their first win of the season.
|Date||Sunday 4th September 2022|
|Kick-Off||21:00 (local time)|
Valencia vs Getafe Preview
Valencia and Getafe clash on Sunday night in a fixture that has frequently boiled over in recent years. For the first time in a long time, Jose Bordalas will not have anything to do with this fixture after the former Getafe boss left Valencia this summer but his replacement Gennaro Gattuso certainly falls into the fiery category too.
He’ll be relatively pleased with some of the things he has seen from his team so far. They have looked relatively solid defensively and were dominant in possession against Atletico Madrid on Monday night, enjoying a huge 71% share of the ball. However Antoine Griezmann’s deflected strike saw the visitors win 1-0 to leave Los Che on 3 points after 3 games and having only scored one goal – a Carlos Soler penalty against Girona.
Soler is no longer a Valencia player after his switch to PSG this week. That news would have come as a big blow for followers of Los Che given he is a homegrown talent and arguably their best player. However it does feel like the club have managed to do so good business this window despite the financial restraints. Their squad now has a really youthful feel after the arrivals of the likes of Justin Kluivert, Nico Gonzalez and Ilaix Moriba. They will also be hoping Edinson Cavani can prove the solution to their goalscoring woes and at the very least he should prove an upgrade on Maxi Gomez who also left this week to join Trabzonspor.
On the surface this is a good opportunity for Valencia to pick up three points with Getafe struggling so far with just 1 point from their opening 3 games. The manner of their 2 defeats was concerning as they shipped 3 goals against both Atletico Madrid and Girona. However we did see a better defensive showing in the goalless draw at home to Villarreal last time out.
Quique Sanchez Flores would have wanted to see a transition into a slightly more adventurous, ball playing style but may settle for a “back to basics” approach in the short-term at least. Luis Milla, who would have played a significant role in that evolution, is still injured which hasn’t helped their start to the campaign. However Sanchez Flores does have two new players to call upon here with left-back Jordan Amavi and forward Munir arriving this week from Marseille and Sevilla respectively.
Team News & Possible Lineups
Possible XI: Mamardashvili – Lato, Diakhaby, Paulista, Correia – Musah, Guillamon, Nico Gonzalez – Lino, Andre, Castillejo (4-3-3)
Coach: Gennaro Gattuso
|INJURED||Milla, Damian Suarez|
Possible XI: Soria – Amavi, Duarte, Djene, Iglesias – Portu, Arambarri, Seoane, Alena – Unal, Mayoral (4-4-2)
Coach: Quique Sanchez Flores
Score Prediction: Valencia 0-0 Getafe
Getafe adopted a really defensive approach to their last game against Villarreal and you sense we may see a repeat here. They will fancy they can limit a Valencia side that is struggling for goals to few chances here and that may be enough for the visitors to claim a point with Cavani unlikely to be ready to start for Valencia, meaning their attacking options will be somewhat limited once more.
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