Real Betis vs GetafeLa Liga, KO: 20:00 Feb 19, 2021, Estadio Benito Villamarin
Real Betis will continue their quest for European football when they host struggling Getafe in a Spanish La Liga clash at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men are well beyond last season’s 15th place finish as they currently sit seventh on the table. They are certainly in the mix for a European spot with just five points between them and fifth place Real Sociedad.
Betis are seeking their 11th La Liga win of the season and will be confident of seeing off Getafe having claimed a 2-1 victory at Villarreal last time out. They have the second joint worst defensive record in La Liga with 38 goals conceded but often make up for it with the likes of Borja Iglesias and Sergio Canales in attack.
Getafe are out of sorts at the moment having failed to secure a win in their last five matches. A 1-0 home defeat to Real Sociedad last time out means the capital club head to Betis off the back of three straight La Liga losses.
The recent run of poor results has now seen Jose Bordala's side plummet down the table as they currently sit in 14th place. They have also struggled on their travels lately with four defeats in their last five away matches.
Getafe’s recent problems could be attributed to a lack of fire power in attack having found the net just once in their last five matches. They will be hopeful of improving that particular statistic against a Real Betis side that is not particularly solid at the back.
How the bookies view it
Real Betis go into Friday’s match as favourites among the bookies with Unibet offering 57/50 for a home win. Getafe’s recent struggles means they are outsiders with Vbet offering 10/3 for an away win while BetVictor is offering 21/10 for a draw.
With two wins in their last three matches, I am backing Real Betis to see off an out of form Getafe side.
Head to head
Real Betis and Getafe have faced each other 29 times in the past with both teams claiming 10 wins apiece while settling for nine draws. The last meeting ended 3-0 in favour of Getafe, a result Betis will be hoping to put right.
Players to watch
Real Betis will be without Borja Iglesias through injury, but can still count on top scorer Sergio Canales to provide the attacking bite. The Spaniard has seven goals this season and is valued at 7/2 by bet365 to find the net anytime on Friday.
Getafe will be banking on Angel Rodriguez to rediscover his scoring touch with Unibet backing the striker to score anytime at 14/5.
Anything else catch the eye?
Getafe’s attacking problems mean it could be worth a punt backing Real Betis to keep a clean sheet. Sporting Index is backing the home side to secure a win to nil at odds of 11/5.
The bookies do not expect Friday’s match to be a classic attacking encounter with Redzone offering Just 8/13 for under 2.5 goals. However, with Real Betis producing over 2.5 goals in four of their last five matches, bet365's offer of 6/4 for a similar outcome could be worth considering.
This La Liga match between Real Betis and Getafe will be played on Feb 19, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Real Betis vs Getafe prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.