VAL vs GEF Dream11: Getafe will travel to the Estadio de Mestalla to take on Valencia in the La Liga. Valencia will be desperate to get a result after 4 losses in 6 games. They are also on a 3-game losing streak and will look to turn their season around when they face Getafe. This will not be easy as 8th placed Getafe will be happy with their start to the season. They have dropped points this season that they will retrospectively regret but they have also produced some good results to cover for that, including a 1-0 win over Barcelona and a 3-0 win over Real Betis.
Valencia vs Getafe, La Liga
2nd November, 1:30 am (IST)
Estadio Mestalla, Valencia
VAL – DWLLL
GEF – DWLWL
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Getafe have the upper hand in the last 5 fixtures, but not by much, winning 2. Valencia have won 1 and the two sides have drawn 2 games.
Last meeting: Getafe 3-0 Valencia (La Liga, 8th February 2020)
Live Streaming: Facebook Live
Valencia Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Centre back, Mouctar Diakhaby, is the only confirmed absentee for Valencia with a hamstring injury.
Doubtful starters: Geoffrey Kondogbia has been out for a couple of games with a heel injury and it remains to be seen if he plays any part in the Getafe game.
Expected changes: It remains to be seen who replaces Diakhaby in defence with Eliaquim Mangala and Hugo Guillamon both ready to play. Given the recent losses, Javi Garcia may opt for the more experienced option in Mangala. Goncalo Guedes will keep his place but Kevin Gameiro is likely to make way for Maximiliano Gomez for the VAL vs GEF Dream11 Prediction. In midfield, Yunus Musah, Daniel Wass, Carlos Soler and Jose Gaya are all expected to keep their place.
VAL Playing 11 (probable):
Getafe Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Pepe Bordalas has a fully fit squad at his disposal for this game.
Doubtful: Getafe has no doubtful players either.
Expected changes: With things looking a little up now, Getafe will not look to toggle with their starting lineup. Marc Cucurella, Nemanja Maksimovic, Mauro Arambarri and Allan Nyom are all set to start behind Jaime Mata who has been great this season. Partnering Jaime Mata should be youngster, Juan Hernandez. The backline that conceded just 4 goals in 6 games will largely remain unchanged with a centre-back pairing of Erick Cabaco and Djene flanked by Mathias Olivera and Damian Suarez.
GEF Playing 11 (probable):
David Soria (GK)
Getafe goes into this game as the clear favourites with Paddy Power and Marathon Bet are offering odds at 2.40 and 2.49. They have also placed Valencia to win at 3.20 and 3.22. Getafe haven’t lost to Valencia in their last 3 games and will look to keep that going. The Los Murcielagos are having a lot of off-field problems with the manager, Javi Garcia, and Geoffrey Kondogbia openly questioning the ambition of the club. This isn’t an ideal scenario for the Valencia and Getafe will be happy to capitalize on their vulnerabilities. A Getafe win for the VAL vs GEF Today Match Prediction is the likeliest result.
Captain Options –
Goncalo Guedes – Goncalo Guedes kicked off his season when Valencia played Villarreal in a 2-1 defeat recently. Guedes has completed 14 dribbles this season and has shot conversion rate of 33% which is impressive given Valencia’s poor run of form. He has also created 6 goal scoring chances this season.
Maximiliano Gomez – Gomez is likely to get the nod ahead of Gameiro and he has justified it with 3 goals in 6 starts so far. He has an 89% shot on target rate and grabs a goal every other game. His last goal came in a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad which was one of the better results for Valencia.
Daniel Wass – Probably Valencia’s most creative player so far, Wass has provided 15 goal scoring opportunities this season and has a goal and assist to show for this season. He also puts in a good defensive performance with 21 clearances and 10 interceptions.
Jaime Mata – Jaime Mata has been a very good player for Getafe so far 2 goals in 4 starts. He also has a great shot conversion rate of 67% with 2 goals in 3 shots on target. He also scored the lone goal against Barcelona in a 1-0 win. He also has goals to minutes ratio of 153 minutes per goal.
Juan Hernandez – On loan from Watford, Juan Hernandez has had a decent start for Getafe and grabbed 2 assists with both coming in their impressive 3-0 win over Real Betis. His creative output is also very good with 14 goal creation chances so far.
Marc Cucurella – Youngster, Marc Cucurella, has had a promising start to his career with a goal this season and will look to add more. He also had 7 successful dribbles along with 5 key passes and 5 chances created. His defensive graft is also great 7 interceptions so far.
Toni Lato – Full back, Toni Lato, has started just one game this season but has managed to grab a goal already. He scored the lone goal as Valencia lost 2-1 to Elche but a strong personal performance will mean that could lock down that left-back position.
David Soria – Getafe have done well to keep the ball out of their net and David Soria is responsible for that. He has kept 4 clean sheets in 6 games this season and has conceded a total of just 4 goals, 2 of them being penalties. He has made 10 saves so far, averaging one every 54 minutes.