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Getafe will be facing visiting side Rayo Vallecano at Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in this La Liga tie on Sunday.
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Getafe will play in this match following on from a 0-0 La Liga drawn result against Real Betis.
In that game, Getafe managed 35% possession and 13 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Real Betis had 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Getafe have been participants. Regarding the goal weighting from that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 5 while Getafe totted up 5.
Coming into this fixture, Getafe have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
In the game prior to this, Rayo Vallecano drew 1-1 in the La Liga tie with Real Sociedad.
In that game, Rayo Vallecano managed 44% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Rayo Vallecano was Radamel Falcao (78'). On the other side, Real Sociedad got 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Alexander Sørloth (33') was the scorer for Real Sociedad.
For 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Rayo Vallecano, a relatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes out as a mere 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by Franjirrojos equalling 1. That trend might not be carried forward here, however.
Pre-game facts show that Rayo Vallecano:
- haven't won against Getafe when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 01/04/2016, there has been little to separate the clubs with Getafe winning 3 of those games, Rayo Vallecano 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 from Azulones and 9 netted by Franjirrojos. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league game between these clubs was La Liga match day 5 on 18/09/2021 which ended up with the score at Rayo Vallecano 3-0 Getafe.
In that match, Rayo Vallecano managed 50% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorers were Óscar Trejo (9'), Pathé Ismaël Ciss (78') and Radamel Falcao (81').
For their opponents, Getafe got 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Adrián Cordero Vega.
Team News: Getafe
The Getafe manager Quique Sánchez Flores will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
In our view, Azulones will possibly kick off with a 5-3-2 formation for the game featuring David Soria, Damian Suarez, Djene, Okay Yokuslu, Jorge Cuenca, Mathias Olivera, Mauro Arambarri, Nemanja Maksimovic, Oscar Rodriguez, Enes Unal and Borja Mayoral.
Team News: Rayo Vallecano
In an otherwise available group, there’s only the lone fitness worry for the Rayo Vallecano gaffer Andoni Iraola to contend with. Martín Merquelanz (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the thinking that Franjirrojos seem likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, giving starts to Stole Dimitrievski, Ivan Balliu, Nikola Maras, Alejandro Catena, Francisco Garcia, Santi Comesana, Oscar Valentin, Isi Palazon, Oscar Trejo, Alvaro Garcia and Sergi Guardiola.
Our feeling is that Rayo Vallecano might need a bit of good fortune to be putting a goal past this Getafe outfit who we think might well score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore predicting a highly competitive game with a 1-0 victory for Getafe when the referee blows for full-time.
There should be little in it.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (16,500)
Captain: Djené Dakonam
Chairman: Ángel Torres Sánchez
Manager: Quique Sánchez Flores
Competitions: La Liga position 15
⭐ Star Man: Borja Mayoral
Typically used in the Striker position, Borja Mayoral was born in Madrid, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Real Madrid in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 6 league goals in the LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 14 appearances.