Getafe vs Valencia Match Analysis & Prediction
20/02/2023 11:00 pm
Two teams inside the La Liga relegation zone will meet on Monday, with Getafe playing host to Valencia at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
The hosts are currently 19th in the table having picked up just 19 points from their opening 21 matches, while the visitors are 18th, boasting 20 points from their 21 matches played in a disappointing 2022-23.
Getafe have not been victorious in La Liga since the end of December, but they will enter the contest off the back of successive draws, holding Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano, and their performances in both matches would certainly have increased confidence.
Quique Sanchez Flores’ side have struggled at home this season, only picking up 10 points from 11 matches, but they will be facing a Valencia side that have won just once on their travels so far this campaign.
Getafe have not actually beaten Valencia since February 2021, with two of the last three meeting won by Los Che, including a 5-1 victory in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
Meanwhile, Valencia are six-time Spanish champions and have not played outside of La Liga since the 1986-87 campaign, but they are currently in a serious fight to stay in the top flight.
However, Los Che are only one point from safety of 17th position, and will certainly feel that they have more than enough quality to escape the relegation zone after the next few matches.
Ruben Baraja was confirmed as Valencia’s head coach on February 14, with the Spaniard back in a managerial role for the first time since leaving Real Zaragoza in November 2020.
Baraja won two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup during his time as a player for the Spanish giants, and he will now be tasked with moving the team away from the relegation zone.
Getafe vs. Valencia Head to head
In the 40 previous meetings between these two sides across two competitions, Getafe have claimed 12 victories while Valencia have won 19, and they have drawn in nine. Valencia have scored 66 goals and conceded 52 in the process.
Getafe Team News
Getafe will be without Carles Alena following his red card against Rayo Vallecano last time out, while Luis Milla is out with the muscular problem that forced him off in the same game.
Angel Algobia is expected to be Milla’s replacement in midfield, while Munir El Haddadi could benefit from Alena’s suspension to feature alongside Borja Mayoral and Enes Unal in a front three.
Getafe's Last 5 Matches
28/01/2023Getafe0Real Betis1La Liga
04/02/2023Atletico Madrid1Getafe1La Liga
12/02/2023Getafe1Rayo Vallecano1La Liga
Valencia Team News
Samu Castillejo’s yellow card against Athletic Bilbao last time out will rule him out of Monday’s contest, but Hugo Guillamon and Gabriel Paulista will be available following bans of their own.
Edinson Cavani, Nico Gonzalez and Jaume Domenech are on the treatment table for Valencia, with the former’s injury expected to open the door for Hugo Duro to start in the final third of the field.
Valencia's Last 5 Matches
26/01/2023Valencia1Athletic Bilbao3Copa del Rey
29/01/2023Real Valladolid1Valencia0La Liga
02/02/2023Real Madrid2Valencia0La Liga
11/02/2023Valencia1Athletic Bilbao2La Liga
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