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Elche vs Getafe

Competition – Spanish Primera Liga

Stadium: Martínez Valero

Date: 31st October 2022

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Getafe will travel to the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero on Monday to face the bottom-of-the-table Elche in the 12th Round of the 2022/23 La Liga season.

The hosts are still looking for their first win of the campaign having started with seven wins and four draws. Their most recent outing was a 2-2 draw with Espanyol–a draw that keeps them winless after 11 rounds of games for the first time this century (D4, L7).

Their poor position has also been caused by a very porous defence that has conceded 26 goals so far. That record is the second-worst across Europe’s top five leagues as only the Bundesliga side has Bochum (28) has conceded more goals at this point.

It’s not only Elche who are on a bad run, things are also tough for under-fire manager Jorge Almirón who extended his personal winless streak to 19 league games.

The Spanish coach has asked his players for “tranquillity” as they prepare to welcome Getafe, but might struggle to get such tranquillity from his side who are rooted at the bottom of the table after eleven games.

But given that their hosts Getafe are also struggling to win games this season, the hosts will fancy their chances in this game.

Getafe come into the game on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo, a game that saw them concede a last-gasp equaliser. That draw extended their winless run in the league to five games (D3, L2) and kept Quique Sánchez Flores’ side just one place above the drop zone.

Their current position is akin to their league placement last season when they survived by just one point after 38 rounds. For a team that finished in the top eight on three occasions between 2017/18 – 2019/20, the threat of relegation is very real.

They are currently just six points above Elche and will be desperate to win here to push them further away from the red line.

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera Liga:

May 25, 2024
Real Sociedad 15:15 Atlético de Madrid
Almeria 17:30 Cadiz
Rayo Vallecano 17:30 Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid 20:00 Real Betis
May 26, 2024
Getafe 13:00 Mallorca
Celta Vigo 15:15 Valencia
Las Palmas 15:15 Alaves
Sevilla 20:00 Barcelona

Spanish Primera Liga Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Real Madrid 37 29 7 1 87 26 +61 94
2 Barcelona 37 25 7 5 77 43 +34 82
3 Girona 38 25 6 7 85 46 +39 81
4 Atlético de Madrid 37 23 4 10 68 43 +25 73
5 Athletic Bilbao 37 18 11 8 60 37 +23 65
6 Real Sociedad 37 16 12 9 51 37 +14 60
7 Real Betis 37 14 14 9 48 45 +3 56
8 Villarreal 38 14 11 13 65 65 +0 53
9 Valencia 37 13 9 15 38 43 -5 48
10 Osasuna 38 12 9 17 45 56 -11 45
11 Alaves 37 12 9 16 35 45 -10 45
12 Getafe 37 10 13 14 41 52 -11 43
13 Sevilla 37 10 11 16 47 52 -5 41
14 Celta Vigo 37 10 10 17 44 55 -11 40
15 Las Palmas 37 10 9 18 32 46 -14 39
16 Rayo Vallecano 37 8 14 15 29 47 -18 38
17 Mallorca 37 7 16 14 31 43 -12 37
18 Cadiz 37 6 15 16 25 49 -24 33
19 Granada 38 4 9 25 38 79 -41 21
20 Almeria 37 2 12 23 37 74 -37 18

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