De Sousa, Marcos
Will the positivity at Valencia continue?
Los Murciélagos come into this one having won back-to-back La Liga games, 1-0 at Mallorca and then 3-1 against Granada last weekend.
Gonçalo Guedes, Maxi Gómez and Carlos Soler all scoring in a 14 minute spree in the latter.
More notably, in this period, José Bordalás’ side have reached the Copa del Rey Final, edging out Athletic Club 2-1 on aggregate.
After a 1-1 draw at San Mamés, Guedes’ amazing strike in the second leg ten days ago ensured the 2019 winners will be back fighting for silverware.
Los Che supporters will travel down to Estadio de La Cartuja on 23 April where they’ll take on Real Betis.
If Valencia win that, they’ll qualify for the Europa League group stages but need to stay in the top seven hunt in La Liga, just in case they don’t.
Right now, the Bats are ninth, six point below the European spots.
This’ll be an emotional return to Southern Madrid for Pepe Bordalás who was in charge of Getafe between 2016 and 2021 before leaving last summer.
In this time, he led the club to promotion from the Segunda, followed by three consecutive top-eight finishes and the Europa League round of 16.
Azulones made a catastrophic start to life after Bordalás with their first 11 games of the season yielding just three draws.
Quique Sánchez Flores came in and turned things around, winning six of 11 games between Halloween and 4 February.
But, Getafe are now winless in four, following last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Espanyol, so are just three points and three places above the danger zone.
Will the Valencia manager help plunge his former employers into more trouble at Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez?
Getafe team news
Statistically, Getafe have the least potent attack in La Liga, making it more remarkable that Enes Ünal has 11 goals to his name this season.
Further still, the Turkish international striker didn’t find the net until 28 October so has actually scored those 11 in his last 16 appearances.
Ünal, of course, will lead the line with one of Sandro, Jaime Mata or Borja Mayoral alongside, it was the latter last weekend.
In midfield, Mauro Arambarri’s injury is a big blow so Nemanja Maksimović could be alongside Florentino and Óscar Rodríguez again.
Left-back Mathías Olivera is back after injury and this is a big boost.
Valencia team news
First-choice left back José Luis Gayà is currently injured and his understudy Toni Lato then hobbled off last weekend.
So, 19 year old Jesús Vázquez could deputise here.
In goal too, they’re without Jasper Cillessen and Giorgi Mamardashvili so are down to third pick Jaume Doménech who scored an own goal last time out.
At the other end of the pitch, the front five has great balance to it.
Yunus Musah and Carlos Soler in midfield, flanked by Marcos André and Gonçalo Guedes, with Maxi Gómez up front can cause any team problems.
Bryan Gil will, probably, be on the bench but has shone since joining on loan from Tottenham, so much so that Valencia supporters were singing for him to stay already.
Elche CF vs Getafe CF - 3:1
Getafe CF vs FC Barcelona - 0:0
CA Osasuna vs Getafe CF - 1:1
Getafe CF vs Rayo Vallecano - 0:0
Getafe CF vs Real Betis Seville - 0:0
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Valencia CF vs RC Celta de Vigo - 2:0
Espanyol Barcelona vs Valencia CF - 1:1
Valencia CF vs Real Betis Seville - 0:3
Athletic Bilbao vs Valencia CF - 0:0
Valencia CF vs Levante UD - 1:1
|May 22, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||Elche CF||3 - 1||Getafe CF|
|May 15, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||Getafe CF||0 - 0||FC Barcelona|
|May 11, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||CA Osasuna||1 - 1||Getafe CF|
|May 8, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||Getafe CF||0 - 0||Rayo Vallecano|
|May 2, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||Getafe CF||0 - 0||Real Betis Seville|
|May 21, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||Valencia CF||2 - 0||RC Celta de Vigo|
|May 14, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||Espanyol Barcelona||1 - 1||Valencia CF|
|May 10, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||Valencia CF||0 - 3||Real Betis Seville|
|May 7, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||Athletic Bilbao||0 - 0||Valencia CF|
|April 30, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||Valencia CF||1 - 1||Levante UD|
|Getafe CF||Valencia CF|
|112||Shots on goal||133|
|151||Shots off goal||139|
|42%||Average ball possession||46%|
|7||Shots on post||5|
|3||Shots on bar||6|
|24||Goals by foot||36|
|8||Goals by head||9|
|Getafe CF||Valencia CF|
|1.31||Average Goals Scored||1.56|
|March 12, 2022||LaLiga 21/22||Getafe CF||0 - 0||Valencia CF|
|August 13, 2021||LaLiga 21/22||Valencia CF||1 - 0||Getafe CF|
|February 27, 2021||LaLiga 20/21||Getafe CF||3 - 0||Valencia CF|
|November 1, 2020||LaLiga 20/21||Valencia CF||2 - 2||Getafe CF|
|February 8, 2020||LaLiga 19/20||Getafe CF||3 - 0||Valencia CF|
La Liga table:
|11||RC Celta de Vigo||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|13||Real Betis Seville||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|15||Real Sociedad San Sebastian||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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What time is kick off between Getafe CF vs Valencia CF?
20:00, Saturday 12 March 2022