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Villarreal come up against visiting rivals Getafe at Estadio de la Cerámica in the La Liga game on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Villarreal v Getafe can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Villarreal will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 2-1 Europa League triumph against Arsenal.
In that game, Villarreal had 47% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Villarreal, the goals were scored by Manu Trigueros (5') and Raúl Albiol (29'). At the other end, Arsenal got 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Nicolas Pépé (73') was the scorer for Arsenal.
Three or more goals per match were recorded in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Villarreal have been involved. Opposition teams scored 9 times in these games while El Submarino Amarillo amassed a tally of 12. We will have to see if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Villarreal:
- haven't lost in the league to Getafe in their previous 4 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Getafe head into the encounter following on from a 0-2 La Liga win versus SD Huesca in their previous outing.
In that match, Getafe managed 31% possession and 6 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Getafe was Enes Ünal (20', 52'). At the other end, SD Huesca had 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 clashes involving Getafe, a relatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game during that period works out to a meagre 2, with the number of goals averaged by Azulones being 0.83.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 25/02/2018 shows us that Villarreal have won 4 of these games & Getafe 1, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 11 for El Submarino Amarillo and 6 netted by Azulones. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league meeting featuring the two was La Liga match day 9 on 08/11/2020 when it ended Getafe 1-3 Villarreal.
That day, Getafe had 44% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Their only player to score was Mauro Arambarri (16').
Villarreal had 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Paco Alcácer (11'), Manu Trigueros (17') and Gerard Moreno (62') scored.
The referee was José Luis Munuera Montero.
Team News: Villarreal
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Villarreal boss Unai Emery to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Vicente Iborra (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
Team News: Getafe
Getafe boss José Bordalás has not got a full squad to pick from. Erick Cabaco (Knee Injury) and Cucho (Metatarsal Fracture) are not able to play.
We’re of the opinion that Getafe could find themselves struggling to see themselves scoring against this Villarreal outfit who should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore seeing a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Villarreal at the end of the match.
Let’s see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de la Cerámica (23,500)
Captain: Mario Gaspar
Chairman: Fernando Roig
Manager: Unai Emery
Competitions: La Liga position 7, Europa League (Semi-Finals)
⭐ Key Player: Gerard Moreno
Customarily used in the Striker position, Gerard Moreno was born in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Spain. Having made a first senior appearance for Villarreal CF B in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Forward has scored 20 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season so far in 28 appearances.