Arguably the biggest game in Spain’s La Liga this weekend will kick off Sunday afternoon when Getafe hosts Sevilla in the fight for a spot in the top four. It is fifth against fourth with just a point separating the two sides, and the Sportsbook of this tie will be able to take that momentum to power their charge over the closing few weeks of the campaign.
Getafe must start this match on the front foot
Without doubt, Getafe has been the surprise package of this La Liga season, and they do not have to stop dreaming just yet. One of the smallest sides in the division is in fifth place, ahead of the likes of Valencia and Athletic Bilbao, and is just a point off the top four – beat Sevilla, who is fourth, this weekend and that place is theirs.
Sevilla, however, has rediscovered its form after a worrying slump. They have won four of their last five matches in La Liga, including their last two on the road, and can come into this crucial clash full of confidence and in high spirits.
And while the betting is close, it is visiting Sevilla that comes into the game as the slight favorite to take what would be three hugely important points. You can back the away side to win at +130 while Getafe, despite home advantage, is out at +200 to do the same. A draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at +240.
Sevilla to edge close encounter
We are expecting this to be a closely fought affair between two evenly matched teams, but when it comes to technical quality in the final third, it is Sevilla that just has the advantage and we are expecting that to make a telling difference on Sunday afternoon. It is of course never easy trying to predict the exact scoreline in any football match, but a narrow 2-1 win for Sevilla comes in at +800 and looks to be worth backing if you look at the recent form of both these teams.
Such a result would then also allow you to back OVER 2.5 goals in the game, which is priced at +110, as well as both teams to score, which is at the low odds of just -125. Therefore, in an attempt to give any potential winnings from this key clash a boost, you may wish to consider combo betting, which allows you to select multiple outcomes at higher odds.
For example, a combo bet of a Sevilla win, coupled with both teams to score, is at the much higher price of +400, while an away victory and OVER 2.5 goals in the game is at +300. You may also bet on the total number of goals in the game, with UNDER two at +220, two or three dropping right down to -105 and OVER three goals in the match jumping up to +275.
Could we see a fast start?
Given what is at stake in this contest, both teams could come racing out of the blocks in the Sportsbook exchanges, looking for that early goal to snatch the advantage and the early momentum. It may therefore be an idea to back OVER 0.5 goals in the first 10 minutes at +350, while Sevilla is at +900 to be ahead by the end of that time period. Getafe is at +1100 to achieve the same feat.
With Sevilla’s defensive backline not being the most consistent, they may well have to win this match coming from behind, an outcome you can also back at +900. Meanwhile, the visitors are at just +275 to score in both halves.
In terms of goalscorers, Ben Yedder would look to be Sevilla’s best chance of finding the goals they need. He is at just +137 to hit the back of the net in this one.