Preview - Getafé vs Deportivo Alavés 19 January 19

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Match Day 20
Getafé vs. Deportivo Alavés
Saturday, December 19th 2019
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

Last five matches form: D W D L W
Average goals per match: 1.11
Average goals against per match: 0.84
Top Scorer: Jorge Molina (6)

Deportivo Alavés:
Last five matches form: L D W W D
Average goals per match: 1.16
Average goals against per match: 1.00
Top Scorer: Jonathan Calleri & Borja Bastón (4)

The first of the Match Day 20 fixtures in La Liga is one of the most evenly poised of the week on paper as sixth placed Getafé play host to fifth place Deportivo Alavés. With only four points between the sides heading into the game, Getafé can really close the gap with a win in this one.

The sides couldn't be separated in the reverse of this fixture earlier in the season as they played out a 1-1 draw in Alavés. Getafé will have fond memories of this game last season though as they ran out impressive 4-1 winners on the day.

The home side will be without Markel Bergara and Amath Ndiaye through injury, Mauro Arambarri and Dimitri Fouquier through suspension and Gaku Shibasaki who is away on international duty. Rodrigo Ely, Víctor Laguardia and Jony are all out for Alavés.

It hasn't been great at home for Getafé so far this season, with the Madrid club losing as many games as they have won in front of their own fans - four losses/four wins. They have scored one or fewer goals in six of their nine home games, but on a more positive note have registered five clean sheets.

Alavés have just about been holding their own on the road, winning four and losing five with one draw in their ten road games to date. Goals have also been at a premium for Abelardo Fernández's men though. Their ten away games to date have seen them score one or fewer goals on nine occasions.

Two evenly matched sides here who don't tend to be involved in thrillers. We will take a low scoring draw in this one.

Prediction: Getafé 1 - 1 Deportivo Alavés


Half time:  1 - 0
Full time: 4 - 0
Shots:  14 - 7
Shots on target: 10 - 3
Corner Kicks: 4 - 2
Possession: 54% - 46%

Four bookings in this one, all for the away side, with referee Jose Luis Munuera Montero taking the names of Ximo Navarro, Tomas Pina, Ruben Duarte and Mubarak Wakaso.

Getafé certainly turned up in form today, putting in one of their best performances of the season to blow Alavés away in the end. A frustrating afternoon for the visitors who were simply never able to get into this.

The opener came in the 33rd minute. Guillermo Maripan lunging in on Sebastian Cristoforo just inside the area and the referee pointing to the spot. Jaime Mata stepping up to finish high into the right-hand side. 1-0 at the break.

The home side doubled their advantage almost immediately in the second half when grabbing a second in the 46th minute. Jorge Molin allowed time to turn and shoot around 25 yards from goal and sending a howitzer into the top left corner.

Nine minutes later Molina grabbed his second and put this one to bed. Mata getting on the end of a long throw from the left and flicking the ball into Molina's path in the left of the area. Molina smashing a volley high into the net.

Two minutes from time Mata put the icing on the cake by claiming his second of the game to make it four. Getting on the end of a low free kick from the right, the front man swept the ball into the centre of the goal. 4-0 final score.

No change in the standings with Alavés staying in fifth and Getafé remaining sixth. The gap has been closed considerably though with only one point now between the sides.

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