Preview - Getafe vs Girona 29 April 2018

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Match Day 35
Getafe vs Girona
Sunday, April 29th, 2018
19:00 pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez


Getafe: 
Last five matches form: L L W W W
Average goals per match: 1.15
Average goals against per match: 0.91
Top Scorer: Ángel Rodríguez (12)


Girona:
Last five matches form: D L L W L
Average goals per match: 1.35
Average goals against per match: 1.53
Top Scorer: Cristhian Stuani (18)

Eighth plays ninth in one of the big games on Match Day 35 in La Liga as Getafe welcome Girona to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.

Level on points with Sevilla - who lost at Levante on Friday night - Getafe could propel themselves into the European places with a point or more here.

Just a point back in ninth, Girona could leapfrog both Getafe and Sevilla with a win.

Getafe will be without key midfield influence Markel Bergara, whilst frontman Loic Remy may also miss out.

Girona look better off on the injury front with Jose Raymundo Luis Suarez the only expected absentee.

Getafe arrive in the better form of the two sides and will be seeking a fourth successive La Liga win here. The Azulones have also been solid on home soil overall, losing just twice in their past 13 matches in front of their own fans.

Having lost four of their last six, Girona are in something of a slump. Eight goals in five away outings would normally be a respectable return, and it may well have led to a few more points on the road of late, if only they hadn't conceded 18 in the process, shipping six to both Real Madrid and Barcelona.

These look to be pretty evenly matched overall, but being in better form at present, and with the advantage of playing on home soil, we will take Getafe to edge it.


Prediction: Getafe 2 - 1 Girona



Harry85


Half time: 1 - 1
Full time: 1 - 1
Shots: 10 - 16
Shots on target: 2 - 2
Corner Kicks: 4 - 4
Possession: 39% - 61%

A glut of cards issued in this game. Referee Alejandro Hernandez taking the names of Pedro Alcala, David Timor Copovi, Pablo Maffeo and Aday for Girona. Getafe meanwhile had Amath, Bruno Gonzalez, Sergio Mora, Faycal Fajr, Antunes and Francisco Molinero all shown yellow, in addition to a straight red card for Damian Suarez.

It was the home side who took the lead in the eighteenth minute. Angel Rodriguez in possession down the right-hand side of the eighteen yard box. His cross looked likely to be cleared with ease but Bernardo's effort to boot the ball away was scuffed straight into the path of Amath around six yards from goal. The frontman gleefully smashing home on the volley.

Having looked set to take a lead into the break, it all went wrong for Getafe in the 43rd minute. Damián Suárez shown a straight red for a foul on Cristhian Stuani and a penalty kick awarded. Stuani stepping up to finish into the bottom left corner. 1-1 at the break.

Despite being down to ten men, Getafe certainly didn't give up on winning this game. In the 57th minute they were handed an excellent opportunity to take the lead. Bernardo pushing Jorge Molina in the box and the referee pointing to the spot. Molina himself stepped up to take the kick put could only find the post.

Molina came close to redeeming himself in the 88th minute, this time with a header following a set piece. Unfortunately, he was denied by the crossbar.

A significant point for Getafe. They now move onto 49 points and above Sevilla into seventh position which will be good enough for Europa League football should they stay there.

Girona are one of the sides who will be hoping to overhaul Getafe though. They sit in ninth on 48 points.

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