A 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad last weekend extended Getafe's unbeaten league run to four matches and kept them within two points of the top four.
Another home win will therefore move Los Azulones into fourth for at least a couple of hours with Malaga not in action until later on Saturday night.
Luis Garcia made a couple of changes to his normal starting XI for the 3-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday but he is expected to resort to that which started against Sociedad with the exception of David Abraham replacing the suspended Alexis.
Osasuna's revival came to an end over the past week with two home defeats to Valencia in the league and then the cup in midweek, but Los Rojillos could be boosted by the return of Kike Sola for the trip to Getafe.
The striker missed both matches against Los Che but has returned to light training and is hopeful of being fit enough to be included in Jose Luis Mendilibar's squad.
There is also expected to be a return for Alvaro Cejudo after he only made the bench last weekend with Raoul Loe or Oier likely to drop out, but Sisi, Masoud Shojaei and Nino are all still sidelined by injury.
Getafe's football has been far from exhilarating in recent times, as the failure of their strikers to find the net illustrates, but they have been very efficient and have just enough creation and goalscoring threat in the three that play behind the main striker to cause teams problems.
Angel Lafita has been the protagonist on that front in the past few games and he could be the key again to unlocking an Osasuna side that is having its usual struggles on the road again this season.
With both sides struggling for goals, don't expect a classic, but Getafe should have enough to nick it by the odd goal.
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