Saturday, March 24, 2012

Getafe CF vs Valencia CF - Match Preview

Getafe CF vs Valencia CF
Stadium: Colliseum Alfonso Perez
24th, March, 2012; 22:00CET
30th fixture, La Liga
Expected Attendance: 15.000
  Coaches: Luis Garcia Plaza and Unai Emery

Getafe CF has had a mediocre season so far and that has been quite disappointing for them as they hoped for a strong season just like the one they had two years ago, but it seems that is not going to happen as some of their best players have been taken and while Pedro Leon has returned to them on load they are have a weak team overall. One could say that this season is panning out good for them, as last season they barely avoided relegation.

Getafe CF have had a pretty good run of form for a while now and in their last 5 matches they've won 2 times, draw 2 times and lost once. While this isn't something to write home about or to put you into top 6 competition, they've been collecting important points to stick in the middle of the table.

Getafe have lost their last four league meetings with Valencia. The Madrid side are without a clean sheet in their last seven Liga clashes with Los Che, conceding an average of 2.7 goals per game.
Right now they have a solid defensive record with only 35 goals conceded, one that can match even Valencia CF actually, while they are average in terms of goals scored, keeping up with the mid table teams.

Getafe CF squad: to be announced...

Valencia CF are coming to this match in really bad form and after a devastating loss against Real Zaragoza just 3 days ago even though Zaragoza  was playing with one less player for 70 minutes. This was a huge loss, especially after a great victory over Atletico Bilbao earlier.

Valencia CF second half of the season has so far been miserable with tons of losses and draws and very little wins, and as if that isn't enough the team hasn't even been playing well. This will be a start test for the team and especially Unai emery who is sitting on the hot chair right now and his position and job is threatened. We've been seeing for 3 matches in a row the crowds at Mestalla waving white clothing, meaning  that they want Emery done and gone.

Fortunately for Valencia CF, the first half of the season was rather great and we've had a big cushion of points, that and the competition just hasn't been there, with Levante being the closest rival for most of the season and that says something about the competition or lack thereof.

Valencia CF squad:
Goalkeepers: Diego Alves, Guaita.
Defenders: Bruno, Víctor Ruiz, Rami, Ricado Costa, Jordi Alba, Mathieu.
Midfielders: Albelda,Tino Costa, Topal, Parejo, Feghouli, Pablo, Piatti.
Forwards: Jonas, Aduriz, Soldado.

Head to Head
Oct 29, 2011 Valencia CF 3 : 1  Getafe CF Primera Division
Apr 02, 2011 Getafe CF 2 : 4 Valencia CF Primera Division
Nov 14, 2010 Valencia CF 2 : 0 Getafe CF Primera Division
Feb 22, 2010 Valencia CF 2 : 1 Getafe CF Primera Division
Sep 23, 2009 Getafe CF 3 : 1 Valencia CF Primera Division
Apr 05, 2009 Valencia CF 4 : 1 Getafe CF Primera Division
Nov 09, 2008 Getafe CF 0 : 3 Valencia CF Primera Division

Technical Details Valencia CF (probable setups):
Formation: 4-2-3-1
Line-up: Diego; Bruno, Rami, Ruiz, Alba; Topal, Parejo; Feghuoli, Jonas, Piatti; Soldado.
Tactics: High defensive line, all round pressure, interchangeable attacking trio, mixed passing.

Result Prediction:
Getafe CF 0-4 Valencia CF
Valencia CF has always done well against Getafe and in the past 2 years Los Che has been winning significantly against Getafe. Soldado has also been very potent against them and I'm expecting a strong reaction after the loss and a demolishing of Getafe of 4-0.

 Betting odds:
Getafe CF 5.00
draw 4.00
Valencia CF 1.30