Return Fixture Sees Elche Face Getafe

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When you sit at the top of the table, you are the team that everyone wants to beat. That will be the case this Sunday, when Elche welcome Getafe to Estadio Martínez Valero.

Getafe to face fourteenth Elche on Sunday at Estadio Martínez Valero, with Quique’s squad currently occupying fifteenth place in the League.

Elche face his opponents with equal points, it will likely be a thrilling encounter

Elche will be buoyant, following a 1-0 away win against Celta Vigo in their last fixture.

Also, Elche have now lost nine of their last 14 fixtures, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Francisco. With 39 points (10W, 18L and 9D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having won 10 games, drawn nine games, and lost 18 fixtures.

When Elche host Getafe, they will do so on the back of six victories, six draws, and six defeats on their own ground.

A win in this fixture would take Elche’s points to 42 in the League.

Elche are missing four players through injury or illness. This will affect Francisco’s selection choices significantly.

Getafe face their opponents, equal on points, both teams will doubtless be keen to make progress

Getafe will want to win this next game, if only to move on from their two previously disappointing results, a draw at Barcelona and also against Osasuna.

Also, Getafe have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. They currently stand fifteenth in the League, with 39 points for a total of 8 wins, 14 losses and 15 draws having won eight matches, drawn 15 games, and lost 14 meetings.

Getafe now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won one game, drawn eight fixtures, and lost nine meetings matches on the road.

Winning this fixture will see Getafe on 42 points.

Injury and illness have depleted Quique’s Getafe and they will likely be missing two key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Elche v Getafe – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels both clubs have already faced each other 18 times with the result being five wins and 10 draws for Elche. Also, the two sides have been unable to break the dead-lock on nine occasions out of the last 14 fixtures, resulting in draws. The last time they played each other in this competition Getafe secured a 0-1 away win.

Players to watch

For Elche, Pere Milla contributed withfour goals in 37 League games this season, while Enes Unal, one of their best scorers, has nettednine goals in 37 League matches this campaign for Getafe.

Other players of note for Elche are Pere Milla and Fidel with four goals each and for Getafe are Enes Unal and Borja Mayoral with nine goals each.