It is nothing short of a miracle that Rayo Vallecano managed to stay in the first half of the standings, in a time when their objective is to avoid relegation. A string of strong home pitch performance kept them afloat and it is the offense that might help them edge Getafe on Monday night.
Match: Rayo Vallecano vs Getafe
Bet: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: Bet365 2.05
The two teams are separated by a single point, and whoever wins tonight will jump straight on the seventh place, just one position behind a Europa league spot. Rayo Vallecano has won the last two games without conceding a goal, but they will be hard pressed to achieve a similar result today when they miss four defensive players. Labaka, Carlos and Rodri are not fit to play and will leave wide breeches in the defense, while their main goalkeeper Cobeno, is also injured.
On the upside, the offense is looking good and coach Jemez will field a South American duo made of Leo Baptistao and Dominguez. They have scored only eight goals this season, but with midfielders such as Piti or Vasquez who also contribute offensively, these goals were enough. Getafe misses only two players but both of them are vital for the defensive system prepared by Luis Garcia. The visitors will start with a single striker, Alvaro being the one preferred by the coach.
These teams have met only five times so far and none of their confrontations ended undecided, a scenario that is very unlikely tonight as well. Given the numerous absentees and the fact that most players serve defensive roles, a common sense bet has to be one revolving around the high number of goals. Odds of 2.05 for Over 2.5 goals to be scored are exactly what a punter should be looking for.