Two teams with ambitions of finishing in the top half of La Liga come the end of the 2017-18 campaign will lock horns on Sunday afternoon as 12th-placed Getafe welcome 15th-placed Espanyol to the Spanish capital. A solid campaign has seen Getafe collect 39 points from 31 La Liga fixtures, while Espanyol have 36 points from the same number of matches. Neither team has any relegation fears at this stage of the campaign, and it should be an open and entertaining clash this weekend.
Getafe are 63/50 to emerge victorious on home soil. Jose Bordalas’ side have actually lost four of their last five in the league – including a 2-0 defeat at Deportivo Alaves last time out. The capital club have recorded 10 La Liga wins during the 2017-18 season, however, and are actually only five points off the top eight. They have performed considerably better on home soil than on their travels this season, meanwhile, with eight victories at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez contrasted by just two successes on the road. Getafe have also not lost at home to Espanyol in the top flight since April 2013, and that is certainly worth considering in this La Liga preview.
Espanyol are 3/1 to pick up all three points in Madrid. Quique Sanchez’s side, who have proved popular in the La Liga predictionsmarket this season, have lost on their last two La Liga visits to Getafe, and they will enter this match off the back of a 1-0 defeat at Valencia on Sunday night. Their away form is also a real worry when considering that they have only been victorious once on the road throughout the 2017-18 La Liga campaign. That said, the Catalan club are only four points off 10th-placed Eibar ahead of this match, and certainly have the players to harm the home side this weekend. Despite their lowly position, Espanyol have no relegation fears due to their 13-point cushion over the bottom three teams.
The draw is available at 11/5, and should be pointed out as part of the football betting tips for the weekend. The table shows that there is not an awful lot between these two teams in terms of quality, while Espanyol have actually drawn seven of their 15 away league games during the 2017-18 season. Three of the last seven La Liga meetings between these two teams at the home of Getafe have also finished level, which is certainly worth considering in the football predictions market.
Angel Rodriguez is 19/4 in the first goalscorer market, while the 30-year-old can be backed at 12/5 to register during the 90 minutes of action. The Spaniard has netted 12 La Liga goals for Getafe this season – including four in his last eight league appearances.
Gerard Moreno is 13/2 in the first goalscorer market this weekend as part of the best football betting tips, while the Espanyol forward is at 31/10 to register at any point during the match. Moreno scored the only goal of the match in the reverse fixture earlier this season, and has managed 12 La Liga goals for the Catalan club this term.
Predicted Score: Getafe CF 1 - 0 RCD Espanyol
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As mentioned above in this La Liga preview, Espanyol have only won once away from home in the league this season, and have indeed scored just 11 times in those 15 matches. Getafe to win to nil is available at 21/10, which should not be ignored in the football score predictions market.
Today’s football predictionis 1-0 Getafe at 5/1. Both teams will enter this match off the back of defeats, but neither has been full of goals in recent weeks. We fancy Getafe to edge what should be a close game in the capital.
It’s a long shot, but:
Espanyol recorded a 3-1 victory over Getafe when the two teams met in the Spanish capital during the 2010-11 La Liga season. The 3-1 Espanyol success on this occasion can be backed as high as 50/1.
Written by Matt Law
Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.