Preview: Cadiz vs. Getafe
Two teams battling to stay out of the La Liga relegation zone will lock horns on Friday evening, with Cadiz welcoming Getafe to Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla.
Cadiz are currently 15th in the La Liga table, one point and one position above Getafe, who are level on points with 18th-placed Almeria in the battle to avoid the drop.
Cadiz have picked up seven points from their last four matches in Spain’s top flight, including four points from their last two games, beating Rayo Vallecano 1-0 before drawing 0-0 with Real Sociedad last time out.
The Yellow Submarine’s recent form has moved them into 15th position in the table, but they are far from comfortable, sitting just two points above 18th-placed Almeria on the same number of games (24).
Cadiz have won four, drawn five and lost three of their 12 league games in front of their own fans this season to collect 17 points, and their form at home is likely to be key when it comes to their chances of staying in La Liga.
Sergio Gonzalez’s side have a huge game away to Almeria next weekend, while they will host Sevilla in their first match in April, with their results in both fixtures likely to be extremely important.
Cadiz are in their third straight season at this level, which is their best run in La Liga since the early 1990s, while they have only lost one of their last four league fixtures against Getafe.
The last two La Liga matches between these two sides have finished level, including a goalless draw in the reverse fixture back in November.
Getafe’s recent form has also been impressive, losing just one of their last five league fixtures, picking up eight points in the process, which has included victories over Valencia and Girona.
Last weekend, Quique Sanchez Flores’s side were three goals ahead at home to Girona before the visitors scored twice in the second period, but the Madrid outfit held on to secure a huge three points.
Getafe are currently 16th in the table, level on points with 18-placed Almeria, and there are likely to be plenty more twists and turns over the next few months, as there are only four points between Valencia in 19th and 13th-placed Espanyol on the same number of matches (24).
The Deep Blue Ones have only played outside of Spain’s top flight for one season since 2004, so it would be a surprise if they were relegated from La Liga this term.
Cadiz La Liga form:
Getafe La Liga form:
We say: Cadiz 1-1 Getafe
The last two league matches between these two sides have finished level, and we can see another stalemate on Friday night. There is not a huge difference in the quality between the teams, and a draw appears to be the most likely result considering the recent form of both sides.