La Liga

October 21, 2012

Full-time

Getafe

0 - 1

Levante

La Liga

10:00 +00:00, October 21, 2012

Coliseum Alfonso Perez, Spain

Three the magic number for Garcia

Team Stat Comparison

Getafe Levante
Matches Played 38 38
Table Position 10 11
Points 47 46
Goal Difference -14 -17
Goals for * 1.3 0.8
Goals against * 1.2 1.6
Last 5 L-L-L-L-W D-W-L-D-D
Last 5 home L-L-W-L-D D-L-D-L-L
Last 5 away L-L-L-L-D W-D-L-L-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Getafe | Levante

Competition Stats

Getafe Levante
Goals Diego Castro Gimenez 7 Obafemi Martins 7
Assists Pedro León 7 Michel 6
Yellows Alexis 11 Vicente Iborra de la Fuente 13
Reds Alexis 2 Pedro López 2
Squads: Getafe | Levante

Next Matches

Getafe Levante
4/19 A: Levante 4/19 H: Getafe
4/26 H: Malaga 4/25 A: Elche
5/3 A: Barcelona 5/4 H: Atletico Madrid
5/11 H: Sevilla FC 5/11 H: Valencia
5/18 A: Rayo Vallecano 5/18 A: Malaga

Getafe coach Luis Garcia is targeting a third successive win and third home victory in Sunday's Primera Division clash against former club Levante at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

Garcia managed Levante between 2008 and 2011 and helped the club to promotion in his second season.

And, while he has a great deal of respect for his former side, the Getafe boss believes three points are a strong possibility for his team as he looks to turn their home ground into a fortress.

"It will not be easy,'' Garcia said on www.marca.com. "It will be difficult, but we have the opportunity to make it nine points at home which is a very big number and hopefully we will get it.

"If we win, we get sixth or seventh. The important thing is we will have thirteen points if we win.''

Garcia knows where the Levante threat lies and described striker Obafemi Martins as "one of the fastest players in the division''.

"They play very direct when they play the ball out (of defence) very fast,'' Garcia said.

"Recent goals they have scored have seen (defender Sergio) Ballesteros win the ball, make a long pass and Martins has scored the goal.

"Against Valencia, the (goalkeeper Gustavo) Munua caught the ball, passed long, and Martins scored a goal.

"It is football that is simple but extremely effective. Last year they had a great season and are now in mid-table with 10 points.''

Levante captain Ballesteros is still a doubt for the game despite a return to training after he underwent a scan on Thursday to assess abdominal pains.