Getafe vs Villarreal
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Kick-off at 15.15 UK/ 16.15 CET
Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Perez (Getafe).
It all boils down to this one final tie for Getafe. Fans sure are relieved that it’s at home. After a thrilling chase for a berth in the Champions League, Getafe finds themselves in the fifth spot, level on points with Valencia, and the former needs to outdo the performance of the other, in order to finish fourth in the league table.
Villarreal managed to shake the relegation demon off their backs, and can finally let out a sigh of relief. The team raised their levels right when it mattered the most. Sure they let things run the course without control till the very end, but credit when it’s due – the team did secure their safety ticket and extended their stay in the top division for another year.
Getafe vs Villarreal Head-to-head (h2h)
- The home team won four of the last five clashes.
- Getafe scored two or more goals in three of the last five meetings.
- At this venue, Getafe recorded two wins in the last two encounters, with a combined scoreline of 6-0.
- Villarreal managed just three goals in total from the last eight visits to this stadium.
Getafe vs Villarreal Prediction
First things first – Getafe needs this win, whereas Villarreal is under no particular pressure. The latter has ensured their safety, and after months of speculation and doubt, no one would fault them if they take things easy. Getafe, on the other hand, is locked down with Valencia to end up in the fourth spot. Both have the same number of points and Getafe has no option but to give it all they can in this tie.
It helps that they are at home and that they have been one of the best teams in Spain this season. They were unbeaten in 13 of their last 16 matches and won 12 of their last 15 at home. Villarreal, meanwhile, was sub-par this season and considers themselves lucky for not having to get relegated.
Moreover, Getafe won the last two h2h meetings at this venue with clean sheets and scored six goals in total. Also, the home teams won four of the last five h2h clashes. In addition, Getafe scored two or more goals in three of the last five such encounters, whereas Villarreal could manage just three goals from the last eight visits to this venue.
Expect a win for the hosts in this crucial tie.
Getafe vs Villarreal Betting Tips
Getafe to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.44 (4/9).