Getafe v Valencia: Draw specialists collide

Valencia are set to travel to the capital buoyed by their 3-1 win in midweek against Young Boys but come against a Getafe side who have one loss in their previous six games.

Getafe v Valencia – Coliseum Alfonso Perez – Saturday 10th November – 14:15 BST

The home side currently sit in eighth place, a point off Real Madrid and are showing last season’s success was no means a fluke by continuing to be La Liga’s most physical team.

José Bordalás’ men welcome a Valencia side who they beat twice last season and haven’t lost to in their previous four meetings but only managed a draw last time out against bottom club Huesca.

Los Che’s domestic form went from bad to worse last weekend with their 1-0 defeat to Girona despite dominating the game, meaning they have only won once this campaign (W1, D8, L2). On the other hand, Marcelino and his men will find some solace in that their away form does offer some hope in that they are unbeaten in their last four fixtures, with one win and three draws.

Togo international defender, Djene Dakonam is suspended for the visit of the Bats after an accumulation of yellow cards so Bruno and Leandro Cabrera are set to be the central defence pairing for the home side. Francisco Portillo could be in line to start on the wing after coming off the bench in the draw against Huesca last week.

36-year-old striker Jorge Molina is one to watch as the Getafe striker is known to grab late goals for his side with two of his three goals this season all coming after the 89th minute.

Daniel Wass is set to continue as a makeshift right-back in place of the suspended Cristiano Piccini whilst skipper, Daniel Parejo could make an appearance on the bench after struggling with an abdominal strain.

The big news out of Valencia’s matchday squad is that on-loan Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has been dropped from the matchday squad all together which will see Santi Mina continue his good form and lead the line alongside Rodrigo.

The Spanish international scored twice against Ebro in the Copa del Rey before scoring two vital goals against Young Boys in the Champions League in midweek ever since returning from injury.

Predicted Line-Ups

Getafe (4-4-2): David Soria; Suarez, Bruno, Cabrera, Antunes; Foulquier, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Ndiaye Diedhiou; Angel, Molina

Valencia (4-4-2): Neto, Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Gaya; Soler, Coquelin, Kondogbia, Guedes; Rodrigo, Santi Mina

Prediction:

Getafe 1 – 1 Valencia

Both teams are consistent in drawing games, with Valencia (4) and Getafe (3) out of the last six fixtures.

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