Alaves vs Getafe
Spanish La Liga
Date: 7th April 2018, Saturday
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Mendizorrotza (Vitoria-Gasteiz).
Alaves and Getafe go head-to-head on matchday 31 of the Spanish La Liga 2017/18 season in a match that both teams can play without pressure despite their position in the bottom half of the league table.
The Babazorros are 16th in the standings, but 11 points clear off the bottom three and therefore there is little chance for them to go down from here on. Their visitors on the other hand are positioned at 11th on the log, a substantial achievement in a first season of promotion.
Alaves are coming on the back of a 0-0 draw at Espanyol and are win-less in four league games. However, three of those are away from home. They lost 1-3 to Betis in the latest home fixture, but they were unbeaten in the previous 7 with 6 wins and 1 draw.
Getafe lost at home to Betis on the weekend by a narrow 1-0 margin, a result that summarizes their mixed form in recent months, 3 wins and 4 losses in last 7.
Meanwhile, the Azulones have a poor away record in the current season after bagging just 2 wins from their 14 games till now. On top of that, their scoring record is one of the worst in the league and average 0.78 goals per game.
Alaves vs Getafe: Head-to-head
Getafe beat Alaves 4-1 when they met in La Liga earlier this season.
The teams also met twice in the Copa del Rey this season, Alaves won both matches, 1-0 at the Mendizorrotza and 3-0 at home.
Five of the last 6 h2h meetings between the sides registered at least 3 goals.
Alaves vs Getafe: Prediction
Alaves have really come to life in the later part of this season and their recent home form is excellent. They have scored in every competitive game at the Mendizorrotza since November 2017 and won 10 of the 13 games in that period.
Getafe can be a tricky custodian at times and they bagged points at Sevilla and Barcelona. But their troubles in front of goal in away games is well documented and I can’t see them troubling a spirited Alaves on Saturday afternoon.
Alaves vs Getafe: Bet Tips
FT – Alaves to win at 2.38 odds
Under 2.5 goals at 1.50 odd.