Villarreal vs Getafe
Competition – Spanish Primera
Stadium – Estadio de la Cerámica
Date: 12th January 2019
Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT
This will be the last game of the day in La Liga and Villarreal will be looking to get all three points as they currently struggle in the relegation zone.
Things have looked up since the appointment of Luis Garcia, however, the reality is that they are still in the relegation dogfight ahead of this game.
Villarreal’s fans know that they have the quality to move out of the relegation zone and perhaps even end the season in a European place, but they have to begin to get results soon before time runs out on them.
They haven’t lost any of their five games under their new gaffer but draws have been too many.
Getafe are the unsung heroes of this La Liga this season as their achievements have largely gone under the radar.
For a team that was promoted just last season, they boast the second best defencive record in the division and head into this game having not lost any of their away games after they were beaten on Match Day 1 by Real Madrid.
Getafe have a solid defence to thank for their stability, however, they also have some quality upfront with the likes of Jaime Mata leading the line.
Getafe will feel that this game looks like one they should earn a point from given how badly Villarreal have been struggling.
Villarreal have won the last 4 meetings between these teams at home.
Bookmakers have priced Villarreal up as steady favourites to come out on top here while goal markets point to a low-scoring game as under 2.5 goals is trading odds-on.
Moreno Gerard is clear favourite with bookies to score the opening goal of the game.
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