Espanyol vs Getafe
Spain – La Liga
Date: Tuesday, 2nd April 2019
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
Getafe has been a surprise inclusion in the top four spots of the Spanish League, at this late stage of the season. But their away form leaves something to be desired. They had a great opportunity to surge ahead in the top-most tier, as Alaves, their closest competitor, was taking on Atleti, and they themselves were pitted against Leganes. But the hopes soon vanished as Getafe lost at home against Leganes.
Espanyol has just a six-point surplus over the relegation line, and though the teams below them are not in particularly good form, it’d calm the nerves of the fans, if they were able to take advantage of their home status for this tie.
Espanyol vs Getafe Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last seven meetings in a row saw the home teams taking the win.
- Teams on the road returned just two goals from the last eight encounters.
- Espanyol won the last three ties at this venue and five of the last seven as well.
- The last three games at this stadium were wins to nil for the hosts.
Espanyol vs Getafe Prediction
Games between these sides have always seen the hosts of the day taking the upper hand. Also, Getafe has a very poor away record for the season.
The last seven straight h2h encounters saw the home teams taking three points, and Espanyol won the last three home h2h ties. On top of that, Getafe was winless in 10 of their last 12 away matches and recorded a total of just five goals from their last six road trips.
Espanyol also won five of the last seven h2h encounters conducted at this stadium. They also remained unbeaten in 14 of their last 19 home fixtures. In light of this information, we feel the best pick is a home win.
Regarding goals, Getafe is one of the best defensive units in the league. They have conceded the third-fewest number of goals in the competition so far while trumping even Barcelona and Real Madrid on that front. Espanyol has a higher probability to win the tie, but a huge scoreline is out of the question. Moreover, the last six h2h ties at this venue had under 2.5 goals, and so did 10 of the last 11. Backing the U 2.5 option returns good value, for this game.
Espanyol vs Getafe Betting Tips
Espanyol to Win @ 2.37 (11/8)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).