Despite its subpar performance, Betis got lucky and has a rare opportunity of recuperating the points lost in March. The better placed teams and their main rivals in a race for a Europa League spot have lost and drawn their games and a victory over depleted Getafe will bring them back on the sixth place.
Match: Betis vs Getafe
Odds: Blue Square 1.91
After a hard fought draw away at Real Sociedad and an equally impressive victory at home over Osasuna, Betis was ousted by Valencia. The defeat was particularly painful as it enabled their rivals to leapfrog two places in the standings and they are now three points clear. Luckily for Betis, the Bats were unable to earn more than one point at Atletico Madrid and remain pinned with 46 points. There is nothing wrong in aiming high, but the hosts should not underestimate Getafe as this team is within striking distance.
The visitors are once again playing without five important players, and it is only a matter of time until fatigue will catch up to them. So far everything is going their way and they haven’t conceded a goal in the last three games while winning four of the most recent five fixtures. Most of the points were earned at home and it is expected for Getafe to use a conservative starting formation featuring just one striker. Colunga will be pretty much on his own and hard-pressed to find any breaches in the hosts’ defense.
Betis remains a consistent team when playing at home and their head to head record with Getafe indicates another narrow margin victory for the hosts. Blue Square stands out from the crowd with odds of 1.91, but punters are advised not to wait and seize the opportunity while the odds hold.