Valladolid v Getafe – Estadio José Zorrilla at 11:00 GMT +1 live at Eleven Sports
Getafe are not going to give up their Champions League qualification place easily. The Madrid minnows suffered a surprise home defeat to Leganes before being held away at Espanyol, heightening fears that their lofty position was under serious threat from in-form Valencia and Sevilla.
However, Jose Bordalas’ boys fought back with a vital 1-0 victory over Athletic last weekend to preserve their status in fourth coming into this weekend. Los Azulones scored 12 minutes from time to secure maximum points and ensure they remain a solitary point ahead of Sevilla before travelling to Valladolid.
The club with the third smallest average attendance, the sixth smallest salary limit and a starting XI that cost only €4.2m have continually upset the odds and deserve to be supported on Sunday in the Asian Handicap market. Getafe can be backed off a scratch 0 start at 1.79 at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla.
Valladolid opposable at home
This selection would see our stake returned should the match end all-square, with a full-stakes pay-out made should Getafe pick up a victory. The only way in which we will lose our money is if Valladolid run out winners, something the hosts have achieved in only three of their last 22 La Liga outings.
Newly-promoted Valladolid were soundly beaten 2-0 at home to Sevilla last time out, a result that’s dropped Pucela to within goal difference of the bottom-three. It was Sergio Gonzalez’s side’s sixth defeat in eight encounters and 13th in that aforementioned 22-game streak in Spain’s top-flight.
The hosts have picked up top honours in only three of their 15 fixtures at the Jose Zorrilla, all of which were achieved against teams in the bottom-six. The hosts have lost seven of eight games when welcoming clubs in 11th and above to their Castile and Leon base, failing to score in half of those fixtures.
Getafe can survive away day unscathed
Getafe tend to be tough operators on home soil, although Los Azulones still operate a ruthless streak on the road. Head coach Bordalas is credited as being an intelligent, analytical and exceptionally demanding boss and his side are set-up a system designed for solidity and solidarity.
El Geta are tough, aggressive, direct, and every member of the squad are clear about their role in the team and what’s being asked. It makes the visitors devilishly difficult to beat; indeed, Getafe have lost only seven times this term – four of which came against the league’s Big Three – with an impressive W13-D11-L3 achieved against the rest of the division.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Getafe +0.00 at 1.790
Preview by: @MarkOHaire.