Getafe vs Leganes: Preview, Team News, Likely Lineups, And Prediction
The "classico’’ will be hosted in the Getafe’s stadium Coliseum Alfonso Perez this Sunday noon.
Two clubs in touching distance geographically as well as in the Liga Santander standings, Getafe and Leganes will go head to head against each other to secure the bragging rights as the best in the neighborhood.
Leganes are on the back of a solid 1-1 draw against Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey with a real chance of getting into the final of the Spanish cup competition for the first time. Their form in La Liga has also been excellent picking up eight points from a possible 15 in the last five matches.
Leganes sit at the peak of the bottom half of the table locked on 28 points with further two teams, Getafe and Girona. They have had a season to remember this campaign reaching the Copa Del Rey semis and having a good run of games in the league.
Leganes have eight wins in the bag, the highest for the teams at the bottom half of the standings and are also the strongest in that group when it comes to defensive performance.
Asier Garitano’s men have only scored 20 goals so far this league campaign at a rate of a goal every game.
For a newly promoted side, Getafe are enjoying a stellar season for themselves having come up to the first division through play-offs. The Madrid side has the same number of points as their oppositions for the day Leganes and a quite peculiar set of results in the league.
Getafe have seven wins, seven draws, and seven defeats in Liga Santander. The Azulones currently sit in ninth position in the league table only piping Girona and Leganes on goal difference.
Getafe hold one of the best defensive records in the league as well, conceding one goal a game and scoring at the rate of more than once a match. They too have picked up 8 points from their previous five games with two wins and two draws.
Jose Bordalas, who helped them to promotion, is a manager who likes a solid defensive base with a fluid front line and that’s exactly what we have seen from the team this campaign as well.
Getafe will have to cope with the injuries to Alvaro Jiminez, and Damien Suarez with a muscular injury and another name has been added to the injured list with Markel Bergara suffering a Metatarsal fracture in their last game against Sevilla.
They will have Jorge Molina back for the game who is available for selection after a one-match ban accumulated due to five yellow cards. Angel is their top scorer with nine goals in the league.
Leganes still have their left winger Alexander Szymanowski and their center back Mauro Dos Santos sidelined due to muscular problems.
Defender Dimitrios Siovas is entirely fit for the game as he returned from injury to score against Seville in midweek.
Head to Head
Getafe and Leganes have faced off against each other in every division of the Spanish professional ladder, however, this will only be their second meeting with each other in La Liga.
Since the turn of the millennium, there have been eight matches between the clubs with both Getafe and Leganes sharing the number of wins (3).
The reverse fixture earlier this season saw Getafe win 2-1 on the road.
Getafe vs Leganes Possible Starting Lineups
Dakonam – Bruno Gonzalez – Juan Cala – Antunes
Sergio Mora – Arambarri
Portillo – Shibasaki – Ndiaye
Joseba Zaldua – Bustiza – Siovas – Raul Garcia
Gumbau – Brasanac
Omar Ramos – Gabriel – Jose Naranjo
Getafe vs Leganes Prediction
Getafe and Leganes are both in fine form which will give the confidence to go forward and achieve a top half of the table finish.
The Madrid side and the Azulones are separated by goal difference and the result today will be vital to their end of the season standings.
Getafe are a lot stronger going forward while Leganes can hold off the strongest of the attacks. The game is sure to be a treat for the eye.
Getafe vs Leganes Prediction: 1-1