Getafe - Valencia prediction and analysis
The round in the Spanish Primera Division closes with the meeting between Getafe and Valencia.
These rivals remain the only two clubs yet to win a La Liga match in 2023.
And with both teams in the relegation zone, this match feels like a real battle for 6 points.
Moreover, this year the fight for salvation in truly epic.
Because between 11th (Girona) and 19th (Getafe) there was only 5 points difference before the start of the round.
However, I must say that today's hosts seem to be showing signs of coming out of the crisis.
After Getafe recorded 2 consecutive draws against strong rivals - Atlético and Rayo.
While Valencia have fallen into a serious hole . But their losing streak will never stop.
And it is very likely that it will be today with a draw.
Moreover, Los Che remained unbeaten in their last 3 meetings with Getafe (2-1-0).
Getafe is on a streak of 2 draws
Getafe were held to a 1-1 draw in the first round of La Liga when they met Rayo Vallecano at home.
It was the second consecutive meeting against a Top 6 team in which the team from the suburbs of Madrid did not concede a loss.
Before that, they recorded the same result (1-1) against another of the capital's Primera Division teams - Atlético.
Hatefe is having a worst season ever
The result against Vallecano was enough for manager Quique Sánchez Flores to avoid a growing La Liga sacking list in 2022/23.
Although he candidly admitted after the game that "the draw wasn't enough" to send them to safety.
The current campaign is the worst season in a decade in terms of points won (19) after 21 rounds.
Valencia are on a 5 game losing streak
Last round, Valencia scored only their first goal in the last 4 rounds in La Liga.
They even took the lead at home to Athletic Bilbao. But that hit didn't earn them any points.
As their lead only lasted 13 minutes. And in the end, the Basques made a complete turnaround for the final 2-1.
This was the 4th defeat in a row for the Bats in the championship. Which left them in the relegation zone.
During the meeting, there were large protests outside the ground demanding the removal of owner Peter Lim.
Before the mentioned 4 championship losses, Valencia conceded another defeat at home to Bilbao, then by 1-3.
Which cost them participation in the King's Cup tournament.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Soria; Duarte, Daconam, Alderete, Alvarez; Villar, Arambari, Algobia; Munir, Unal, Mayoral
Injured: Miya, Iglesias (questionable)
Lineup: Mamardashvili; Foulquier, Komert, Diahabi, Gaya; Guillaume, Almeida, Moussa; Kluivert, Dureau, Lino
Injured: Cavani, Gonzalez, Domenech