Getafe vs Valencia predictions and betting tips on February 20, 2023
On February 20, Coliseum Alfonso Perez (Getafe) will host the match of the 22nd round of the La Liga, in which Getafe will compete with Valencia. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The team is engaged in the familiar work – it is fighting for survival. Sanchez Flores made the club successful in the previous season – he returned to the coaching post after a failed start, but managed to have got 39 points by the end of spring. As it often happens, the higher mentioned result was enough to save the situation. Nowadays, the “chair is loosening” under Quique. The team cannot get, on average per match, even a single point, and, as a result, “the Sub-Madridians” are in the relegation zone in the penultimate place. However, they have Enes Ünal – due to the goals of the Turkish player in the last matches, it was possible to “cling” to points with neighbouring Atlético Madrid and Rayo Vallecano. In both cases, the opponent opened the score, but thanks to the late goals of the leader, “the Blues” achieved a 1-1 draw.
The club is owned by Peter Lim, and this Asian oligarch has been the No. 1 enemy of Mestalla Stadium for a long time. Another reason has been given this season. Back in the summer, Bordalás, who had reached the Coppa Italia final in his first year of work, was replaced in order to invite Gattuso. As a result, the Italian specialist could head the team during only half a year – at first, there were conflicting results in the autumn, and in the winter they became, almost without exceptions, failures. Still, Gennaro was also furious, having been without any strengthening during the January window. Nowadays, the fans are holding protests, and their favourites continue to fail even without Rino, and, accordingly, fall lower and lower in the table. At the moment, they have appeared in the relegation zone, which is not surprising: 7 matches after the break brought only 1 point in the Primera. Moreover, 3 previous struggles, with Real Madrid, Girona and Athletic, were lost without the expressive Italian specialist.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Bordalás won with Getafe, but, having moved to Valencia, he, already against his former wards, got 4 points in the previous season. However, “Los che” smashed “the Blues” even without Pepe with a home 5-1 score in September.
Bookmakers give a small advantage to the guests. Still, taking into account the previous rounds, only the hosts may be the winners – thus, we bet on them with “a 0 goal handicap” (odd: 1.96).