Getafe vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Perez (Getafe).
Espanyol ruined a superb start to the new season with back-to-back losses to Sevilla and Girona in past two rounds. They were unusually easy to break down in these affairs which saw the Budgerigars allow as many as five goals. The 1-3 home defeat to Girona was a particularly disappointing experience for the local fans at RCDE Stadium. Can Rubi find the way to raise the spirits inside the dressing room and guide the team towards a rebound victory on Saturday evening against Getafe away at Coliseum Alfonso Perez?
Azulones sit 12th in the league ladder and they will come into this winless in last three La Liga affairs. They took two points from matches against Huesca, Valencia and Athletic Bilbao (two away from home). Getafe generally have huge problems with the efficiency in the final third this season. They failed to find the back of the net in four of past five home outings in Primera Division. Espanyol’s out-of-form defensive line should give them a nice chance to improve such record though.
Getafe vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
Getafe have a chance to make it all square at 12 wins for each od teams with a three-pointer here against Espanyol.
Interestingly, all of previous six H2H affairs saw home teams snatching the spoils (three apiece).
Both sides scored just once in past four H2H outings.
Getafe vs Espanyol: Prediction
Espanyol’s struggles began with a 2-1 loss to lower-division Cadiz in the first leg of Copa del Rey. They thus lost three of past four matches in all competitions and we don’t see them as favourites at Coliseum Alfonso Perez even though they league position may suggest the opposite.
Since Getafe won each of last three home matches against the Budgerigars, we have to find the value in backing Azulones to claim the spoils against the out-of-form opposition at the odds of 2.45.
Getafe vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
Getafe to win @ 2.45 (29/20)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2).