Valencia vs Getafe: Match Preview, Lineups and PredictionApril 18, 2018
Valencia will look to put pressure on Real Madrid on Wednesday evening as they host Getafe at the Mestalla.
Wednesday 18th April 2018 / Kick-off at 18:30 UK / Mestalla
The home side come into this game after the 2-1 defeat at the Camp Nou at the weekend, but despite that defeat – they have been in good form – justifying their Champions League position.
Marcelino’s side have pushed the likes of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid this season and it is the latter with whom they battle for the third place spot.
Getafe have a outside chance of reaching Europa and sit tenth, but realistically they will be happy with their season and could take their foot off the gas for the season run in.
The Madrid based side have been reliant on their home form, having seen only four sides collect fewer away points, a record which has seen them win just once in their last 14 trips away from the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Gabriel Paulista and Geoffrey Kondogbia are both banned for this one. That should see Nemanja Maksimovic start in midfield while Jeison Murillo should play in defence.
Toni Lato is also an option for Valencia, but former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin is expected to be unavailable once again.
Mathieu Flamini and top scorer Angel Rodriguez are banned. Loic Remy should partner Jorge Molina in attack. Japan international Gaku Shibasaki will be hoping to feature for the capital outfit.
Valencia: Neto, Montoya, Garay, Murillo, Gaya, Guedes, Parejo, Maksimovic, Soler, Moreno, Zaza
Getafe: Guaita, Suarez, Dakonam, Gonzalez, Antunes, Portillo, Fajr, Bergara, N’Diaye, Remy, Molina
Getafe sit 10th and have very little to play for in the final weeks of the season, meaning Valencia could have a relatively easy night in securing three points. Marcelino’s side have been on an excellent run of late and they are battling Real Madrid for third place. 2-0