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Unbeaten Valencia aim to stop Barcelona stronghold on top spot away at Getafe

Valencia travel to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez buoyant from a great display against league leaders, Barcelona last weekend despite conceding a late goal.

Marcelino’s men carried on their emphatic start to the season, coming close to causing a massive upset until the late Jordi Alba equalizer.  Last week’s draw keeps leaders Barcelona ahead by four points, but Valencia will be looking to close the gap further when they tackle Getafe this Sunday.

The Los Che are only one of three teams still unbeaten in the league this season, four ahead of Atletico Madrid and six of Real. Not playing in Europe has been a major advantage for Marcelino and his men with his strikers, Simone Zaza and Rodrigo scoring 17 goals between them.

Getafe at home have been hard to beat, troubling both Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Coliseum. On current form, the Azulones are short on confidence having suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat at the hands of Deportivo Alaves in the Copa Del Rey and Espanyol last time out in La Liga.

Valencia have only lost once to Getafe in their last eight meetings between them, back in 2014 and go into this fixture boasting the highest shot conversion rate (27.9%) in the league this season.

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