Valencia vs Getafe
Copa del Rey
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
A late goal from Jorge Molina gave Getafe a 1-0 win at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez last Tuesday and Valencia have everything left to play for when they take their home turf at Mestalla.
Valencia got back to winning ways on the weekend with a convincing 3-0 home win against Villarreal. The result stretched their unbeaten run at home to 9 games with 7 of them being wins.
On the other hand, Getafe fell to a 0-2 defeat at Atletico Madrid, their first defeat on the road in 13 games. This also put an end to their scoring streak on the road that helped them bag 5 wins & 7 draws.
Can Valencia guard their unbeaten run at home this Tuesday and overturn the slender deficit to book their place in the semi-final?
Valencia vs Getafe Head-to-head
Getafe has been successful in recent h2h meetings with Valencia as they picked 3 wins out of 4 while losing once.
Valencia still hold an excellent record against Getafe at the Mestalla having won 7 straight games between 2007 and 2012.
However, the Azulones bagged a 2-1 win from their last visit to Mestalla.
Both teams scored in 80% of their last 15 h2h encounters at this stadium; and 73% of the games during that period recorded 3 or more goals.
Valencia vs Getafe Prediction
This could be an intriguing battle with both teams hitting top form in recent weeks.
Valencia come into this game on the back of an unbeaten home record since November 2018 (7 wins & 2 draws). On top of that, they are in excellent scoring form averaging 2.1 goals per game during that 9-match span.
However, the visitors are no pushovers and thus we cannot fully rely on an outright home win or back Valencia to qualify to the semi-final. Remember, a 2-1 home win still push them out of the competition on away goals.
While Getafe has been one of the tough teams to beat both home and away this season. Their defeat to Atletico this weekend is the first away defeat since August (5 wins & 7 draws).
Another thing to mention is Getafe’s knack of scoring goals on the road. They consistently scored in 11 away games before falling to Simeone’s men 0-2 last time.
To sum up, punters can expect some attacking football from the hosts and at the same time put faith in the visitors to grab a goal on the counter. Therefore, my best bet for this Copa del Rey fixture is both teams to score, a juicy proportion with odds priced at 2.25. Also 12 of their last 15 encounters at the Mestalla saw the same.
At the same time, you can couple it with over 2.5 goals to get a better odd, since 5 of the last 6 h2h meetings at this stadium saw btts & over 2.5 goals.
Valencia vs Getafe Betting Tips
- My recommended bet of this fixture is both teams to score priced at 5/4 (2.25) odd.
- Meantime, brave punters can bank on BTTS & Over 2.5 goals for juicy 19/10 (2.90) odd.