Getafe and Valencia clash with each other at the Alfonso Perez Coliseum in what is expected to be one of the most exciting matches of the Saturday program.
The 3rd place in La Liga Standings
Getafe have cobbled together some promising home performances that will give them hope. That they can grab just their second La Liga home victory over Valencia since the beginning of 2012/13 – particularly if they can open the scoring and keep a clean sheet. As they have done in four of their six La Liga home wins this season. They enjoy an unbeaten record as a favorite at home this La Liga campaign and have covered the -1.5 goal handicap on five occasions. But with a winless record against clubs in the top seven ahead of this round (at all venues). They remain troubled by stronger opposition.
Beating Getafe is easier to said than done
Valencia have found the back of the net in 20 consecutive La Liga matches. But have conceded in their last seven away from home. So action at both ends is anticipated. In fact, 11 of their 34 La Liga away goals scored or conceded have been recorded after the 75th minute. Despite opening the scoring in just three of their ten La Liga away trips to date, Valencia have shown the mettle to recover points when falling behind, losing only three of the seven games in which they conceded the opener.
Will not play
From Getafe questionable: Manojlovic – Back injury.
From Valencia: Piccini – Knee injury; Questionable: Cheryshev – Thigh injury, Vallejo – Foot injury.
Players to watch
Jaime Mata’s opening goal in the thrilling 3-3 draw at Valencia was the second of five occasions. In which he found Getafe’s first goal of a La Liga match this season. At the same time, Valencia’s leading goalscorer Maxi Gómez scored twice in five minutes during that match!
Stat attack: The home side on the day has received more yellow cards in just one of the nine La Liga games officiated by Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea this season.
Getafe have collected more yellow cards (3.23 per game) than any other La Liga team.
Valencia, on the other hand, is averaging just 2.20 yellow cards per La Liga away game.