Whatever happens from now, Getafe will have had a season to celebrate and are all but assured of contesting some form of European football in 2019/20.
When they confirm it, it will be only the third European campaign the club have embarked on and the first since the 2010/11 season.
The deep blues have been on an upward curve since promotion from the Segunda division in 2017 and finished eighth last year in their first season back in the top flight.
That makes José Bordalás’ side well worth a close look at in the betting markets for next season and making sure you get the William Hill promo code could prove to be a rewarding experience.
So, with the season drawing to a close, can anyone copy Getafe next season and be La Liga’s surprise package?
We look at some possible candidates.
Getafe has stolen some of Alaves’ thunder this season.
Abelardo Fernández’s men are enjoying a fine season themselves sitting in the top half of the table and with an outside chance of snatching a Europa League slot for next season.
However, due to Getafe’s remarkable season, the Babazorros have gone somewhat under the radar and unfairly too.
This season is only the third season back in the top-flight after sinking to Spain’s third tier at the beginning of the decade and the clubs return to the tip-flight has been impressive.
Few gave them much hope of staying up after promotion at the end of the 2015/16 season, but a ninth place and fourteenth finish last season has proved many doubters wrong and the general feeling is there is not much difference themselves and Getafe.
It is understandable that many people forget that there is more than one team in the city of Barcelona, but Espanyol have been a long-term and consistent addition to La Liga.
Since 1928, Espanyol have spent all but four seasons in Spain’s top flight but have never won the main prize.
However, they are a side that have always threatened more and are not just there to make up the numbers.
One thing that could see Espanyol ruffle a few feathers in 2019/20 is their performances at home.
This campaign, only six sides have collected more points on home soil than Rubi’s men which must surely make fans frustrated at the teams’ lackluster performances on the road.
Just thirteen points in seventeen games have been collected meaning if they can iron out their away troubles, then next season could be very good indeed.
Bit of a wildcard this one as Osasuna are not actually in La Liga this season but they are romping home to promotion in Spain’s second tier.
Often referred to as a yo-yo team, one thing that is common in La Liga is that one promoted side often go on to surprise many with a fine campaign.
Last season it was Girona who stunned Spanish football with a top ten finish and next season Osasuna look the most likely side to upset the applecart.
21-wins in the Segunda divisions (at the time of writing) is three more than anyone else and sees Jagoba Arrasate men on the promotion path.
It was only at the end of the 2005/06 season Osasuna finished 4th in La Liga so the infrastructure is there, and the squad are a cut above the rest of their opponents in their current division.