Getafe vs Real Valladolid | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Getafe enjoyed an excellent 2017/18 La Liga season and finished in 8th place, just 3 points adrift of the European qualifying positions. One of the unfancied teams in the Spanish top-flight, Getafe live in the shadow of Real and Atletico Madrid but will be hoping for another top half finish this season. Real Valladolid return from the Segunda Division following a four year absence. They were the final team to win promotion last season having defeated Sporting Gijon and Numancia in the playoffs. Avoiding relegation will be the target for Real Valladolid.
Getafe will see this as they type of game they must win if they want to finish in the top half and push for the European places. Dropping points at home against newly promoted teams is not an option for Jose Bordalas’ team and a win should see them enter the international break in the top half of the league. Valladolid know they are in for a tough campaign but these are the type of away matches which will give them a chance of picking up points. Having already picked up a point at Girona, Real Valladolid will take great heart if they can get something from this game.
Getafe could not have asked for a more difficult start to the season than an away match against Real Madrid. Despite losing the game 2-0, Getafe gave a good account of themselves and bounced back immediately with a 2-0 home win against Eibar. The home fans will be expecting another 3 points.
An away game at Girona was not a bad way for Real Valladolid to start their La Liga campaign and they came away with a point thanks to a 0-0 draw. Playing Barcelona at home was always going to be a big occasion but the quality of the pitch was terrible. Barcelona won the match 1-0 in difficult conditions.
Getafe vs Real Valladolid | Head-to-Head
Getafe and Real Valladolid have met just 12 times in their history, with the away team sneaking it by 5 wins to 4 and 3 draws. They last met in La Liga back in 2014 and the match ended 0-0.
Odds and Predictions
Getafe were always expected to lose at Real Madrid but recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over Eibar at home last week. Getafe have lost only 3 of their last 16 home La Liga games and are the favourites at 1.75 to win this match. Real Valladolid are the outsiders, priced at 5.25 and the draw is on offer at 3.30. Previous meetings between these teams in La Liga have seen low scoring games and everything is pointing to the same in this match. In their last 9 La Liga matches, only two have produced over 2.5 goals and you can get 2.60 for Getafe to win the game to nil. Angel Luis Rodriguez was Getafe’s top goal scorer last season and the Spaniard is already off the mark in this campaign. The striker scored against Eibar and is on offer at 3.25 to score the first goal of the game.
Getafe vs Real Valladolid | Top Betting Tip: Getafe (2-0)
Valladolid’s tough start to the season is set to continue with a defeat at Getafe. The Coliseum Alfonso Perez is a difficult place to go to for the best of teams and Getafe should take all 3 points with a win.