Preview - Real Betis vs Getafé 03 March 19

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Match Day 26
Real Betis vs. Getafé
Sunday, March 3rd 2019
23:15pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Benito Villamarín

Real Betis: 
Last five matches form: L W L D W
Average goals per match: 1.16
Average goals against per match: 1.20
Top Scorer: Canales (6)

Last five matches form: L D W D W
Average goals per match: 1.28
Average goals against per match: 0.88
Top Scorer: Jaime Mata & Jorge Molina (10)

One of the bigger games on Match Day 26 in La Liga comes at the Benito Villamarín as seventh placed Real Betis play host to fifth placed Getafé. With only three points separating the sides headed into the game, there's plenty riding on this one in terms of who will ultimately fill those European qualifying positions.

Getafé came out on top in the reverse of this fixture with a 2-0 home win. The game here last season ended up in a 2-2 draw.

Júnior Firpo misses out through injury and looks like being the only absentee for the home side. Vitorio Antunes is suspended for Getafé who will also be without the injured duo of Amath Ndiaye and Markel Bergara.

Betis have been pretty solid at home this season in losing only three of thirteen. Following a spell of four wins in five which saw them climb the table, they have dipped a little of late with just three wins in their past nine overall.

Getafé are on a very solid run at present with just two defeats in their past thirteen, but then they have been one of the most consistent sides in the division all season. No side has drawn as many away games as Getafé, with eight of their thirteen games on the road having finished all square - six finishing up 1-1.

The league says Getafé are a slightly better side than Betis, and - in the better form of the two at present - they may just nick this one.

Prediction: Real Betis 1 - 2 Getafé


Half time: 0 - 2
Full time: 1 - 2
Shots:  6 - 11
Shots on target: 2 - 5
Corner Kicks: 4 - 4
Possession: 65% - 35%

Two bookings for each side at the Benito Villamarin. Referee Juan Martinez Munuera taking the names of Joaquin and Aissa Mandi of Real Betis and Mauri Arambarri and Jaime Mata of Getafé.

This was a classic away performance from Getafé. Happy to come out second best in terms of possession, they made plenty of use of the ball they did have to cause the hosts plenty of problems - a fact well illustrated by the shot count here.

The visitors took the lead on the twenty-minute mark. A short corner from the right being played to Francisco Portillo who then sent a teasing cross into the six-yard box. Leandro Cabrera outmuscling his marker to head down and in to the right hand side from around four yards out to the left.

One minute before the break Getafé doubled their advantage. Jorge Molina slipping in Jaime Mata in the left of the area. Good composed finish from Molina into the bottom right from around ten yards as the keeper came out to meet him. 0-2 at the break.

Betis clawed one back in the 75th minute to set up a tense finale. Determined run to the edge of the area from William Carvalho before prodding the ball to Joaquin in the right of the area. Super finish from Joaquin, smashing in high to the left from 13 yards or so.

There was to be no way back for the home side though. 1-2 final score.

With Alavés winning in Villarreal this was an important three points for Getafé, ensuring that they hang on to the fourth and final Champion's League qualification spot at least for now. They move two points clear of Alavés in fifth. Disappointing result at home for Betis who stay seventh ahead of the Valencia - Atletico Bilbao game.

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