Getafe vs Elche: prediction for the La Liga fixture
Getafe got off to a confident start in the previous season, but at the end they barely avoided relegation. In 38 rounds hosts recorded nine victories and 11 draws, they finished the season only four points ahead of relegation zone.
Team started the new season with a new head coach, Michel Gonzalez. Club also signed a number of new players: Carles Alena from Barcelona for 5 million euros, Sandro Ramirez from Huesca for 1 million euros and Stefan Mitrovic from Strasbourg for 1 million.
Start of the new season turned out to be unsuccessful - Deep Blue Ones suffered three consecutive defeats in matches against Valencia (0:1), Sevilla (0:1) and Barcelona (1:2). Only in the third match team managed to score the first goal of the season.
Vitolo, Jankto and Poveda, who has a knee injury, won't play in an upcoming match.
Elche barely avoided relegation in the previous season - two victories in two last matches of the season saved the team from going down to Segunda. In the previous season Valencian team recorded eight victories and 12 draws.
During the summer team signed some new players - Boca Juniors midfielder Ivan Marcone for 4 million euros, Torino forward Lucas Boye for 2 million euros and Girona defender Johan Mojica for 1,2 million euros.
Fran Escriba's side took off to a decent start of the season - a defeat to champion at home and two draws against Athletic (0:0) and Sevilla (1:1).
Getafe won 3 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches
In 3 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
This bet won in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of Getafe
This bet won in 2 out of 3 most recent matches of Madrid team
Getafe are at the bottom of the standings, but they have a great chance for a success in this match. Capital club have a great squad, plus they will have support from the fans, but it won't be an easy match for them, Elche were looking good in recent matches. We will give preference to Spanish Chelsea though, they should be able to motivate themselves for this match.
Our prediction - Getafe to win
Visitors will try to contain Getafe and will play defensively in this match. We think that hosts will record a victory, so we offer to place a bet on hosts to win by a one goal margin.
Our second bet is on Getafe to win by a one goal margin