Alaves vs Getafe
Spanish La Liga
Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza (Vitoria-Gazteiz).
Deportivo Alaves are flying high at the moment. They made it three wins on the spin in some style, trashing Rayo Vallecano 1-5 on Saturday away from home. The impressive run of form saw them climb up to the third place in the league ladder, just below the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona at the very top. Can Babazorros keep it going and pick up another three-pointer on Thursday evening when they are set to take on Getafe at Estadio de Mendizorroza?
Repeating the impressive attacking display from Estadio del Rayo Vallecano will be quite a challenge, though, given Azulones have been pretty tough to break down so far in the season. The visitors play tight at the back and they have a 4-4 goal difference after five rounds of the new top flight campaign.
Alaves vs Getafe: Head-to-head
The head to head record goes in Alaves’ favour.
The hosts won 4, drew 2 and lost 2 of 8 meetings with Azulones.
Alaves won two home games against Getafe last season (3-0 in Copa del Rey and 2-0 in Primera Division).
Getafe failed to score a single goal in three of last four encounters with Babazorros.
Alaves vs Getafe: Prediction
Abelardo can be thrilled with his side’s form coming into this mid-week tie against Azulones. Ibai Gomez has been the most lethal of his attacking weapons. The Spanish striker took his league tally to three by netting a brace in the mentioned drubbing of Rayo Vallecano at the weekend. Jonathan Calleri also notched his first goal of the campaign in second appearance in Alaves’s shirt.
Getafe have a predator of their own in the like of Angel, but the rest of the team is short on goalmouth action. They’ll tend to keep it tight at the back, just as they did in three consecutive matches before Saturday’s 0-2 loss to Atletico Madrid at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
We just have to recognize the massive value in the 2.70 odds offered for Babazorros to clinch the fourth subsequent three-pointer here. Since Getafe did not score a single goal in three of last four clashes with Alaves, we will alternatively back Abelardo’s men to keep a clean sheet at 2.50.
Alaves vs Getafe: Bet Tips
Alaves to win @ 2.70 (17/10)
Alaves to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).