Getafe vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: 15 January 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Perez (Getafe).
Getafe host Espanyol in a very important relegation six-pointer on Sunday afternoon at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
There are just three points separating these two sides down in an intense relegation battle, Espanyol are in a tougher situation, currently sitting second from bottom in La Liga table.
Both teams have shown decent performances after the World Cup break. Getafe saw off Valladolid 2-0 in the previous home match before conceding five goals in the back-to-back road losses to Levante (3-2 in Copa del Rey) and Sevilla (2-1 in La Liga).
Espanyol, on the other side, played back-to-back draws to Catalan rivals Barcelona and Girona in the previous two rounds.
The fact they limited Blaugrana to just one goal at Spotify-Camp Nou says enough about the team’s spirits at the moment.
If we count the 1-1 draw to Belgian First Division A side Mechelen in a friendly, Espanyol are now unbeaten in five consecutive games.
The streak includes the two Copa del Rey victories over lower-division Atletico Paso (0-1 on the road) and Celta Vigo (3-1 after extra time).
We have to pay a c lose look at Joselu who has been enjoying a phenomenal spell of form in the first half of the season.
The Spanish forward took his league tally to nine goals after bagging one of his team’s two in the home draw to Girona last weekend. The fact he is also on penalty duties adds to his appeal in the anytime goalscorer market here.
Getafe vs Espanyol Head-to-head
- The teams have 13 victories each in their previous 36 head to head matches.
- Espanyol won only 5 of the last 18 away encounters with Getafe.
- All but one of the last five head to head outings between these rivals saw three or more goals scored.
Getafe vs Espanyol Prediction
This is a very tough match to call. We lean towards Espanyol who are unbeaten in the last five games (including one non-competitive affair), but the fact they’ve won just 5 of the last 18 outings at Coliseum Alfonso Perez is worrying.
This is why we will go for the Draw & Both Teams To Score pick at the odds of 4.75. We’ll also take the in-form Joselu to score anytime for the visitors at the 3.40 odds.
Getafe vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Draw & Both Teams To Score @ 4.75 (15/4)
Joselu to score anytime @ 3.40 (12/5) odd.