Getafe are in a bit of a slump at the moment, having lost three of their last four matches (1W) in 2024. This has not only knocked them out of the Copa del Rey, but it has also seen them lose two consecutive La Liga matches for the first time since April.
Coach José Bordalás needs to find a way to get his team back on track quickly, as they are in danger of slipping into the bottom half of the table.
A return to the Coliseum offers them a golden opportunity to get back on track, as they were unbeaten in 11 home matches before their defeat to Rayo Vallecano in their first match of 2024 (7W, 4D).
Facing a struggling Granada side will also boost their confidence, as they have been unbeaten in their last four meetings (1N, 3D), including a 1-1 draw earlier this season.
A new draw would be welcome for Granada, who have only picked up 11 points since their return to La Liga (2W, 5D, 14L). Without Almería’s disastrous season, they would be in last place, but if they don’t start to close the gap between themselves and the relegation zone, relegation looks all but certain.
The “Nasrids” need to stop giving opponents an early lead if they want to fight for survival. They have conceded the first goal in 18 of their 21 league matches, which is the most of any team in the top five European leagues.
Away from home, Granada have struggled even more, picking up just one point from their 11 away matches (1N, 10L).
Players to watch: Nemanja Maksimović scored the third goal for Getafe in a 4-2 win over Granada last season, and has scored each of his last eight goals after the break. Granada will be hoping for a similar performance from Bryan Zaragoza, who has avoided defeat in nine of his ten appearances as a goalscorer (7W, 2D).
Hot stat: Granada have been behind at halftime 12 times this season, the most of any La Liga team.
Prediction: Getafe to win 2-1**