Getafe vs Valencia Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Spanish Primera
When is Getafe vs Valencia on and what time does it start? Getafe vs Valencia will take place on Friday 8th December, 2023 – 20:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Getafe vs Valencia? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Getafe vs Valencia on in the UK? Getafe vs Valencia will be televised live on LaLigaTV, but La Liga matches are also televised occasionally on Viaplay Sports and ITV
Where can I stream Getafe vs Valencia in the UK? Getafe vs Valencia can be streamed live on Viaplay, while ITV matches can be streamed live on ITVX
Jose Bordalas’ Getafe come into this one on the back of a hard-fought 2-1 victory away to Atzeneta in the second round of the Copa del Rey in midweek. That continued the home team’s good run of form as they attempt to chase down Real Betis and the top seven with an eye on an unlikely qualification for European competition.
The capital city club have suffered just one defeat in their last 11 matches across all competitions, really beginning to embody the style of football that Bordalas seeks to impose with an aggressive but generally reactive strategy. They have been held back by too many draws, though, this season with seven of their 15 ending all square.
Under the management of Ruben Baraja, Valencia come into this one on the back of yet another unconvincing performance as they edged past Arosa by a goal to nil in the second round of the Copa del Rey with an eighth minute winner from Ukrainian international striker, Roman Yaremchuk, on Tuesday evening.
That loss came after a 2-1 defeat to Girona in which they had led the game with just ten minutes of the normal 90 to go. Valencia somehow remain in the top-half of La Liga, despite beginning the season as one of the favourites for relegation with off-field protests and a general crisis at the club and performances have even remained underwhelming, too, despite their effectiveness.
THE TEAM NEWS
Getafe have several availability concerns for this weekend with three suspensions, Omar Alderete, Diego Rico and Damian Suarez, as well as some injury issues.
PREDICTED XI (4-4-1-1): Soria; Duarte, Alvarez, Mitrovic, Angileri; Greenwood, Djene, Milla, Oscar; Maksimovic; Borja Mayoral
UNAVAILABLE: Alderete (Suspended), Diego Rico (Suspended), Damian Suarez (Suspended), Carmona (Injured), Arambarri (Injured), Unal (Injured)
Jose Luis Gaya and Andre Almeida remain unavailable for Valencia’s trip to the capital but they could name an unchanged eleven this weekend.
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Mamardashvili; Correia, Mosquera, Gabriel, Gasiorowski; Foulquier, Pepelu, Guerra, Perez; Lopez, Duro
UNAVAILABLE: Gaya (Injured), Almeida (Injured)
The Getafe and Bordalas style of football has its limitations, hence so many draws. There is a pragmatism that verges into outright defensive football that leaves little room to manoeuvre in attack and can stifle the opposition but also themselves. Given their impressive run of form could soon flip, as well as the fact they have a bit of a crisis in terms of availability at the back, Valencia will be confident of at least avoiding defeat as they travel to the capital with Ruben Baraja proving himself capable of grinding out results.
BETTING TIP: DOUBLE CHANCE – VALENCIA TO WIN OR DRAW