Getafe vs Valencia by Jimeno
Getafe broke their undefeated mini streak in Primera last weekend, as the side suffered narrow 1:0 loss away from home against Espanyol on last Monday evening. Only goal was scored back in 55th minute via Moreno and must be said, that the game itself was pretty much balanced one, however the home team simply looked more concrete with the ball to their feet.
They also come from a 3:0 defeat away to Alaves in Copa del Rey game last Thursday evening, as the side rotated a bit since they already lost the first leg game with a 1:0 result and were close to get kicked out of the competition. As for the league, they are in the middle of the table with sixteen points and are well above the relegating candidates for now.
Hosts should be playing in 4-4-2 formation with Molina and Rodriguez as forwards. Defender Antunes (12/0) is suspended for this one, same as other defensive player Cala (13/0), while injured remains midfielder Shibasaki (4/1).
Valencia, on the other side, broke their streak of eight consecutive victories in LaLiga, but the team will surely be satisfied with a point taken last weekend in front of own fans against league leaders from Barcelona in a 1:1 draw. Overall, there was no doubt that the visitors were a better side, but the players of Valencia used their chance well to get into the lead in 60th minute and defended very well for the most of the clash.
More than deservedly, players of Barcelona reached the equalizer via Alba in 82nd minute. After such a precious point taken, Valencia remained being at second position with five points less than Barcelona and just a point more than third placed Atletico Madrid and surely remaining here in a must win situation. They have easily progressed Zaragoza in 1/16 phase of Cup competition last Thursday evening with a 4:1 victory, already having two goals lead from the first leg.
Guests are set to play in 4-4-2 formation with Zaza and Moreno as forwards. Defenders Garay (10/0), Murillo (8/0), Jimenez (no performance so far) and midfielder Guedes (11/3) are sidelined with injuries for this clash.
- Valencia are undefeated in their last 13 matches (La Liga).
Getafe is a solid side, but the momentum is completely with Valencia this time. They had some signs of weakness in previous round, but it was against Barcelona while I believe they will answer here with full strength against opponent that surely lack some individual quality to match them.