Getafe vs Espanyol Match Analysis & Prediction
15/01/2023 4:00 pm
Espanyol will be looking to extend their unbeaten run across all competitions to six matches when they travel to Getafe in La Liga on Sunday.
While the visitors are currently 19th in the table on just 14 points from their opening 16 matches of the season, Getafe are 13th, three points above their opponents in this game.
Getafe beat Diocesano and Mallorca in the Copa del Rey and league respectively in their first two games after the 2022 World Cup, but they have lost their last two against Levante and Sevilla.
The Deep Blue Ones were eliminated from the Copa del Rey through a 3-2 defeat to Levante on January 3 before they were beaten 2-1 by Sevilla in the league last weekend.
Quique Sanchez Flores’s side have only played one season out of La Liga since 2004, but they ahev been 15th in their last two campaigns and will certainly be wary of being dragged into a relegation battle this season.
Getafe have only collected nine points from their eight home league matches this season, and they will be taking on an Espanyol side that have lost just twice on their travels in La Liga during the 2022-23 campaign.
Espanyol have the third-worst home record in La Liga this season, but they have lost just two of their eight away matches, which should provide tham with confidence heading into the contest.
Diego Martinez’s side are currently in the relegation zone, but they are unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions, which includes three wins in the Copa del Rey.
Periquitos, who will take on Athletic Bilbao in the last-16 stage of the cup on January 18, have drawn with Barcelona and Girona in their last two league matches, but they have not managed to secure all three points in the league since the middle of October.
Getafe vs. Espanyol Head to head
In the previous 36 meetings between these two sides, they have each claimed 13 victories while they have drawn in 10. Getafe have scored 44 goals and conceded 35 in the process.
Getafe Team News
Getafe will again be without Mauro Arambarri on Sunday due to an ankle problem, but Borja Mayoral is again set to be joined by Enes Unal in the front two.
Head coach Flores could make a few changes from the side that started against Sevilla, with Nemanja Maksimovic, Jordan Amavi and Stefan Mitrovic coming into the side.
Getafe's Last 5 Matches
20/12/2022Diocesano0Getafe2Copa del Rey
03/01/2023Levante3Getafe2Copa del Rey
Espanyol Team News
Pol Lozano, Gori, Adria Pedrosa and Keidi Bare are all set to miss out for Espanyol due to fitness issues, while Brian Olivan will be absent after picking up a booking against Girona last weekend.
Dani Gomez and Vinicius Souza will be back from suspensions of their own, with Souza expected to return in the middle of engine room.
Espanyol's Last 5 Matches
21/12/2022Atletico Paso0Espanyol1Copa del Rey
03/01/2023Espanyol(E)3Celta Vigo1Copa del Rey
Getafe vs. Espanyol: Odds and Predictions
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