After climbing to the third spot in the La Liga table, side Getafe will be keen to cling on to the place as they host side Valencia at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. The match is scheduled for 8th February with kickoff at 18:00 GMT.
A win over Athletico Bilbao saw Jose Bordalas side climb up to the third spot in the La Liga. However, it remains a question of how long for the squad who is on a three winning streak. The side ties with points with side Sevilla and 10 points clear of title leaders Real Madrid.
Valencia, on the other hand, is fifth on the La Liga with two points behind side Getafe. Coach Albert Celades have registered three wins with one draw and one loss in their past five encounters. The side’s rise to the top has been a slow procedure with several bumps and injury woes in the camp.
Getafe vs. Valencia Head to Head
Both sides have met 31 times in the Spanish league with Valencia taking home 16 wins while Getafe contended with eight wins. Here is a look at their past encounters:
Valencia 3-3 Valencia
Valencia 0-0 Getafe
Getafe 0-1 Valencia
Valencia 1-2 Getafe
Getafe 1-0 Valencia
Getafe 2-2 Valencia
Valencia 2-2 Getafe
Valencia 1-0 Getafe
Getafe Team News
Top scorer Angel Rodriguez has been high flying this season while eliciting interest from several top clubs. Right-back Damian Suarez will be serving a yellow card suspension ahead of the match. On the verge of the yellow card, suspensions include midfielder Marc Cucurella and center back Erick Cabao.
Valencia Team News
Center back Ezequiel Garay recently picked up a cruciate ligament rupture in their last outing with an expected return in August. With the center again ruled out for the rest of the season, Celades has to dig deep into his defending reserves to fill the gap.
At the end of the previous year, left-winger Manu Vallejo picked up a sprained ankle and has gone to miss out on nine matches. Russian attacking winger Denis Cheryshev also picked up a hamstring injury and has missed out on six games.
Prediction and Odds
This is a tight game with a win separating the gap between the two sides. Getafe has more to lose at the end of the day.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals Second Half