Getafe – Valencia
Getafe hosts Valencia in a match from the 14th round of the Spanish La Liga.
Getafe are moving around the middle of the table. They are currently 12th in the league standings with 16 points won. Their record is four wins, four draws and five defeats. This kind of performance is a solid one for the team, as its main goal this season is just to survive. But if Getafe continue like this, they might even hope for a midtable finish, which is going to be great for them.
But now Getafe will have a tough task, because in-form Valencia are coming to town.
Valencia are looking like a totally different team compared to last season. The Los Che are currently 2nd in the La Liga, having 31 points. Alongside Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, they are the only unbeaten team in the league so far. Their record is nine wins and four draws. If they keep up this form, a Champions League return might be a realistic goal for them.
It’s obvious that the manager Marcelino is doing a great job at the Estadio Mestalla. The experienced manager successfully transformed Valencia into a title contender, which proves that he’s a very capable manager. And maybe Valencia finally found their man to lead the team for many years.
Meanwhile Simone Zaza and Rodrigo are in a great form. Valencia’s two main strikers have scored 17 goals combined this season and they are one of the main reasons for the team’s success so far.
Let’s have a look at the team news before the clash.
Getafe can’t use the suspended Vitorino Antunes and Cala, while Gaku Shibasaki is back to training after suffering a broken foot.
Valencia can’t use the injured Goncalo Guedes and Javier Jimenez, while Jeison Murillo is still suffering from a hernia.