Villarreal vs Getafe
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadi de la Ceramica (Villarreal).
Villarreal just can’t seem to find the way to get their campaign up and running this season. They entered it with high ambitions, but managed to claim only three wins in 18 matches.
Such poor results place them at 18th position. The board made a change on the bench in mid-December after a 2.3 loss to Celta Vigo at home. Luis Garcia took over Javi Calleja as the new head coach, but he is yet to celebrate his inaugural victory in the league.
Villarreal drew 2-2 to Huesca and Real Madrid apiece before playing a goalless draw away at Eibar last weekend. The Yellow Submarine took only two points from last five league fixtures and desperately need a victory here against Azulones to escape the red zone in the league ladder.
Villarreal vs Getafe: Head-to-head
The head to head record completely favours the hosts here.
Villarreal won 17, drew 4 and lost 7 of 28 ties with Getafe.
The Yellow Submarine were especially dominant in the history of home matches against Azulones.
Villarreal won 11, drew 1 and lost just 2 of 14 home encounters with Getafe.
Villarreal vs Getafe: Prediction
Azulones sit at the opposite end of the standings. They are just one point away from top-six spots thanks to a run of six consecutive outings without a defeat. The thread was ended last Sunday when Jose Bordalas’ men could not find the way to stop Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez as Barcelona picked up a 1-2 victory at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Getafe played very well defensively on travels. They lost only one of nine away games in the league shipping just nine goals along the way. Given the Yellow Submarine also won only one of nine home ties this term, we can’t go for the home win in spite of quite attractive 2.05 odds.
We’ll instead back the low-scoring draw as our expected scenario for the last game of Saturday’s Primera Division program.
Villarreal vs Getafe: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).