Getafe vs Real Betis predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the visitors aim to build on an impressive European win.
DATE/TIME – Sunday 28th October 2018, 12:00 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
COMPETITION – La Liga
Real Betis return from their European adventure in Milan to take on Getafe this weekend in La Liga. The sides currently sit sandwiched together in mid-table with Getafe 10th and Betis 11th heading into this round of fixtures. With the standings quite congested though, victory here could catapult either up towards the top six.
Despite some fairly heavy recruitment and expenditure by their standards Getafe haven’t really changed much over the summer months. They remain a physical side that doesn’t mind a bit of the rough stuff with defensive solidity still their main attribute. It’s invariably caution-first under Bordalas and that explains why they are averaging less than a goal per game for both goals scored and conceded.
Betis’ style couldn’t be any more different with Quique Setien favouring more of an intricate, possession-based approach but interestingly the outcome of their games have been quite similar to those of Getafe despite the contrasting style. Teams have shown Betis more respect this year and the Andalusians have struggled to break opponents down. Betis are the division’s lowest scorers with just 5 goals in 7 matches and they have lost their last two in La Liga by 1-0 margins.
They head into this game after a famous 2-1 win in Milan in the Europa League on Thursday night though. It was further evidence of the quality they do possess but they need to start showing more cutting edge in La Liga and it won’t be easy against this disciplined Getafe side.
Getafe vs Real Betis Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Getafe
We are likely to see some rotation from Betis and there could be something of a hangover here after their impressive victory at the San Siro. Getafe are not the sort of side you want to face 3 days after a European trip. Their ‘in your face’ style will make this tough for Betis and the fresher hosts might just nick it.
Getafe vs Real Betis H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Betis Wins, 2 Getafe Wins, 1 Draw
- Betis took 4 points off Getafe last term, winning this fixture 1-0.
- They’d lost on 3 of their previous 4 trips to the Coliseum though.
- The last 6 meetings in Getafe have produced 3 wins each.
One to Watch – Giovani Lo Celso
AC Milan 1 Real Betis 2: Lo Celso excels to leave Gattuso on uncertain ground – Giovani Lo Celso pulled the strings in a dramatic 2-1 win for Real Betis away to AC Milan in the Europa League. pic.twitter.com/ML8369BvJX
— London Football Exchange (@LDNFE) October 26, 2018
Giovani Lo Celso’s arrival on loan from PSG was a real coup for Betis and the young Argentine appears to have a big future in the game. He scored a cracker at the San Siro in midweek and is certainly the sort of player who could produce something to settle a tight game like this.
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Predicted Line Ups
Soria – Suarez, Cabrera, Dakonam, Antunes – Ndiaye, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Foulquier – Molina, Rodriguez (4-4-2)
Real Betis Team:
Lopez – Mandi, Bartra, Sidnei – Firpo, Lo Celso, Carvalho, Francis – Inui, Moron, Canales (3-4-3)
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