Leganes will attempt to get out of the relegation zone when they host Getafe at the Butarque in La Liga.
Leganes Match Form
After playing 19 games, Leganes stand 19th in the table. They are just a point below Celta Vigo in 17th place, which is above the relegation zone. Leganes finished 13th last season and were comfortably above the bottom three in the end. They were eight points clear of the relegation zone when the season ended. This time they are on the wrong side, and manager Javier Aguirre will hope to change that.
Despite their lowly league position, Leganes have shown an upturn in form recently. They are unbeaten in their last four league games, winning two of those fixtures. Their last game was against Valladolid, which was the first match in the new year. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. Martin Braithwaite gave Leganes the lead early on, but Enes Unal scored immediately for Valladolid. Roque Mesa gave Leganes the lead, and they were on course for the win. But Unal scored again to rescue a point for Valladolid.
Despite the loss, Leganes will be in good stead when Getafe visit. They will hope to continue their unbeaten run. All of Leganes’ three wins in the league have come at home, which is a good sign. Espanyol were the last visitors at the Butarque, and Leganes claimed a 2-0 win that day. Braithwaite and Youssef En-Nesyri got the goals for Leganes in that game.
Getafe Match Preview
Getafe are much higher in the table, but their last few games have not gone according to plan. They have lost their last two fixtures in La Liga. Getafe hosted Real Madrid last week and succumbed to a 3-0 loss. Getafe had 15 shots in the game compared to just nine from Real Madrid. But they were not clinical, and Real Madrid took their chances. This loss came after they were beaten by Villarreal in the last game of 2019.
Before that Getafe were on a six-game unbeaten run out of which four were wins. They will hope to regain that form in the new year. Aside from the league fixtures, Getafe has a Europa League date with Ajax to look forward to. They finished second in their group comfortably to secure qualification for the knockout stages. They are just one point behind sixth-place as they aim to reach the competition next season as well.
Leganes vs Getafe H2H & Betting Tips
Getafe have a slight edge over Leganes in their recent head to head record. In the last five games, they have claimed two wins compared to one for Leganes. The other two games have ended in draws. The most recent matchup ended 2-0 in favor of Getafe.
This time Leganes have the home advantage, which should make things interesting. Getafe are still favorites, but it will be a close game. The total goals should be over 2.5, and both sides will score. Getafe will have enough to get the narrow win and the three points.