Granada vs Getafe
Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, Granada
Friday, 12-06-2020 @8:30pm
Ref: David Medie
Both teams last league games were back in early March and both sides ended the day with an extra point to their names.
Granada drew 1-1 away at fellow mid-table side Levante while Getafe were held to a goalless draw at home by relegation battlers Celta Vigo.
Getafe sit 8pts clear of Granada heading into Friday’s clash and boast a goal difference that is +11 better off than their hosts’.
However, Granada head into this game as the form favourites having won three, drawn two and only lost one of their last six competitive matches, as Getafe have suffered three defeats and picked up one draw and two wins during that same period.
Getafe claimed all 3pts when the pair last locked horns in October, running out 3-1 winners in their own backyard thanks to goals from Angel, Arambarri and Timor.
The hosts have secured eight wins from their 13 home games this season while Getafe have won six of their 13 away trips.
The hosts have only drawn twice at home and their guests have only played out three stalemates on the road.
Granada score an average of 1.23 goals per home game and concede a mere 0.62 goals while Getafe score an average of 1.23 goals per away game and concede 0.92 goals, all of which suggests we will be in for a tight, tense and low-scoring affair between these two clubs.
Only 38% of Granada’s home games and Getafe’s away trips have seen both teams score this season and that is why we have predicted a final scoreline of 1-0 on Friday.
Friday’s clash really does feel like it could go either way. Getafe have outperformed Granada so far this season, scoring more and conceding fewer goals, which is why they sit four places above Friday’s hosts in the La Liga table.
Getafe beat Granada 3-1 when the sides last met back in October. Granada have won eight of their 13 home games this season.Getafe have won six of their 13 away games this season.
Valencia vs Levante
Estadio Mestalla, Valencia
Friday, 12-06-2020 @11pm
Ref: Javier Alberola
Valencia host local rivals Levante in the Derby del Turia in La Liga’s on Friday evening, hoping to re-start their 2019/20 campaign in style at their neighbour’s expense.
After their form trailed off dramatically in the weeks leading up to Spanish club football’s postponement in March, Valencia will be desperate to get their quest for a top four finish back on track.
Los Che won just one of their eight fixtures in all competitions directly before the suspension of play across Europe – a dreadful run that saw them eliminated from both the Copa del Rey and Champions League, while a sequence of just one win in five La Liga assignments saw them lose ground on their top four rivals.
Valencia in 7th, are four points adrift of Real Sociedad in the final UCL qualification berth, though a win on Friday at home to their local adversaries would put them right back in the mix for a top four slot.
Valencia’s exceptional home form in La Liga in 2019/20 suggests they should have little trouble claiming three points this weekend in the Derby del Turia against a Levante outfit that have lost more away games than any other Spanish top-flight club this term.
Valencia are one of only three La Liga clubs to still hold an unbeaten home record this season, and remarkably, Albert Celades’ men tasted defeat just once in 27 matches at the Estadio de Mestalla in the league in a run that stretches all the way back to November 2018.
Levante, who were turned over in 11 of their 14 away contests since August, were bested 4-2 when they met Valencia in the reverse fixture between the pair in December, and i expect the consistently poor travellers to be found wanting again.
While Valencia’s results at the Estadio de Mestalla have been superb, their goal-scoring output remains modest. Celades’ charges notched two or fewer goals in 13 of their 14 La Liga home games this season, and scored exactly two goals in three of their last four matches on their own patch.
Levante are in the midst of a dismal run of five away defeats on the bounce, though they did manage to register in three of those games at Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Villarreal respectively.
Valencia are unbeaten at home in La Liga this season. Valencia beat Levante 4-2 in December. Valencia scored two or fewer goals in 13 of their 14 league home games this season. Levante lost 100% of their last five away matches.
The other Spanish La Liga match-day 28 fixtures
-Espanyol vs Alaves @3pm
-Celta Vigo vs Villarreal @6pm
-Leganes vs Valladolid @8:30pm
-Mallorca vs Barcelona @11pm
-Bilbao vs Atletico @3pm
-Real Madrid vs Eibar @8:30pm
-Sociedad vs Osasuna @11pm
Results on Thursday, 11-06-2020
-Sevilla 2-0 Real Betis