Getafe vs Real Valladolid Predictions & Match Preview

Getafe vs Real Valladolid predictions

Getafe vs Real Valladolid predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, team news and predicted lineups as two bottom half teams meet.

DateSaturday 1st October 2022
Kick-Off16:15 (local time)
StadiumColiseum Alfonso Perez
CompetitionLaLiga

Getafe vs Real Valladolid Preview


Getafe match action

Getafe and Real Valladolid clash in a fixture that is unlikely to get many neutrals tuning in this Saturday afternoon. It’s an opportunity for the hosts to continue the momentum they were starting to build prior to the international break while their opponents are hoping to bounce back from consecutive defeats.

There was genuine cause for concern in the Getafe camp after the opening four games, not just in terms of their results (3 defeats and a draw) but the manner of some of their losses. They no longer looked like the organised team that was so difficult to play against for much of last season with 5 goals shipped at Valencia on matchday 4.

Quique Sanchez-Flores would have been a concerned man at that point but he has found a response in his players with back-to-back wins against Real Sociedad and Osasuna restoring some of the pre-season optimism. They did benefit from Chimy Avila’s 1st Half red card last time out but things ended 10-a-side after Luis Milla came off the bench to endure a debut to forget with two quick-fire yellow cards. The former Granada man is potentially a difference-maker for Getafe this season but he’s had a very frustrating start to life in blue colours.

As for Real Valladolid, a return of just 4 points from 6 games doesn’t tell the complete story of their return to the top flight to date. They started with some tricky fixtures and should certainly have got something out of their last match, a 1-0 defeat against bottom club Cadiz where Pacheta’s men created by far the better chances.

They are clearly doing some things well but you do wonder if a lack of cutting edge up front is going to end up costing them. A return of just 3 goals scored in 6 games paints a picture of a team that is perhaps lacking a bit in the final third, at least at this level following a fairly fruitful season on the goalscoring front in the Segunda Division.


Team News & Possible Lineups


Getafe

INJURED
DOUBTFUL
BANNEDMilla

Possible XI: Soria – Gaston, Mitrovic, Duarte – Iglesias, Maksimovic, Alena, Arambarri, Damian – Unal, Mayoral (3-5-2)

Coach: Quique Sanchez Flores

Real Valladolid

INJUREDAnuar Mohamed, Luis Perez, Asenjo
DOUBTFUL
BANNED

Possible XI: Masip – Olaza, Javi Sanchez, Joaquin, Fresneda – Monchu, Mesa, Kike Perez – Plano, Weissman, Plata (4-3-3)

Coach: Pacheta

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Score Prediction: Getafe 1-0 Real Valladolid


This does not have the makings of a classic. Real Valladolid will be aware of their own limitations and aren’t going to come here and be too bold. They have shown enough so far to suggest they can be competitive against bottom half opposition but Getafe’s extra firepower with Borja Mayoral and particularly Enes Unal up front may be decisive.


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