Pau Lopez is fit to start in goal for the home side after recovering from a muscle injury.
Mario Hermoso returns from suspension and should come straight back into the heart of the back four at the expense of Naldo.
Jose Manuel Jurado is expected to feature on the right-hand side of midfield, with Sergio Garcia taking the injured Leo Baptistao’s place up front.
No changes are expected for the visitors, who have been performing to very high standards of late in La Liga.
Franciso Portillo will retain his place on the right-hand side, with Angel leading the line with Jorge Molina.
Three of Getafe’s first-team regulars – Antunes, Mauro Arambarri and Juan Cala – are one booking from a suspension.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Espanyol’s last 6 games (La Liga). Under 2.5 goals 1.64
Espanyol have seen under 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 10 home matches against Getafe in all competitions. Under 2.5 goals 1.64
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Getafe’s last 7 games (La Liga). Over 2.5 goals 2.20
Getafe have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches (La Liga). Over 1.5 goals 1.39
~ Espanyol have lost their last two La Liga games, but Quique Sanchez Flores’ men are notoriously difficult to break down and dominate.
~ The hosts haven’t scored in either of those defeats, with a short-term injury to Leo Baptistao sure not to help matters. With Gerard Moreno carrying a calf problem, plenty of the goalscoring burden is placed on Sergio Garcia’s shoulders.
~ Getafe are unbeaten in their last four La Liga games, with Jose Bordalas having his team playing some excellent football. Angel in particular is looking very dangerous indeed.
Previous Meetings (Last 6 matches)
SLL 17-01-2016 FT Getafe 3 : 1 Espanyol
SLL 22-08-2015 FT Espanyol 1 : 0 Getafe1
SLL 20-02-2015 FT Getafe 2 : 1 Espanyol
SLL 25-09-2014 FT Espanyol 2 : 0 Getafe
SLL 01-03-2014 FT Getafe 0 : 0 Espanyol
SLL 29-09-2013 FT Espanyol 0 : 2 Getafe
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