Getafe will look to strengthen their hold on top four when they host Valencia at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in the La Liga on Saturday.
Getafe Match Form
After finishing 5th last season, Jose Bordalas’ men have gone up another notch this time around. They are currently 3rd in the league table, only trailing Real Madrid and Barcelona. The local rivals are a whopping 10 points ahead while the Blaugrana are 7 points in front.
While a set of good results could close the gap with the top two, Getafe will be more interested in thwarting off competition and sealing a Champions League spot for next season. They are level on points with Sevilla while Valencia are 2 points behind.
Champions League regulars Atletico Madrid are 3 points behind while 5 points separate the capital club from Villarreal and Real Sociedad. Therefore, Getafe have a good chance to finish in the top four but will need to be consistent in order to achieve that goal.
After defeating Bilbao 2-0 in the previous game, thanks to goals from Jaime Mata and Damian Suarez, Jose Bordala’s men will be confident heading into this one.
Valencia Match Form
Coming to their opponents, Valencia are currently 5th in the table and are in danger of missing out of a UCL spot if they do not turn it around. Los Ches are through to the knockout stages of the European competition and have a winnable tie against Atalanta.
However, it is their league position which will be of higher priority for Albert Celades. They are 2 points behind Sevilla and Getafe, a lead which can be overcome. With another heavyweight Atletico behind them, Valencia will be looking to get good results sooner than later.
After defeating Celta Vigo 1-0 in the previous league game with Carlos Soler scoring the solitary goal, Celades will want his side to build on the momentum in this game.
Injuries and Suspensions
Getafe do not have major injury concerns with Suarez set to be the only miss due to suspension. Meanwhile, Valencia will be without Francis Coquelin and Daniel Wass due to suspension as well.
Getafe vs Valencia H2H & Betting Tips
Coming to head-to-head, the duo met 34 times so far, Getafe winning 10 to Valencia’s 17. Further, the latter have won 4 of the last 5 meetings. Furthermore, the last 3 games at this ground have all ended 1-0, with the home side winning 2 of them.
In terms of form, both teams have won 3 of their last 5 in the league. Getafe have lost just thrice in their last 10 games at home, with 2 of them coming against Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barring those, Bordalas’ men are pretty strong at home and will expect to continue in the same vein for this one.
Meanwhile, Valencia will miss a couple of their key players and have won just thrice of their last 10 away games in the La Liga. Thus, the odds are definitely more in favor of Getafe and the home side should be able to pull off another 1-0 win.
Getafe Predicted XI: Soria; Nyom, Djene, Etxeita, Olivera; Nyom, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Cucurella; Mata, Deyverson
Valencia Predicted XI: Domenech; Florenzi, Garay, Gariel, Gaya; Soler, Kondogbia, Parejo, Kang-in Lee; Torres, Gomez