Cadiz 2-2 Getafe – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Cadiz was close to winning as the favourite, but the draw was the right result and won @ 2.90.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Getafe +0.25 grabbed a half win / half push @ 1.77.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. These two are aggressive and cautious teams but thanks to three soft penalties which would only be given in La Liga, the game went over. The line was set low at 1.75, with Over winning @ 1.89.
In an extremely hostile and hard-fought encounter, the game ended with late drama and ten man Getafe grabbed a deserved last kick leveller.
Getafe were the best team in the first half but fell behind initially against the run of play.
Cadiz didn’t hold the lead long and the first of three soft penalties saw the visitor level around the hour mark.
Cadiz improved when the score was 1-1 and sought a winner. It looks like it may come from another penalty kicks, the kind in which in leagues such as the EPL would never be given. Not only was the penalty for accidental handball harsh, but also saw Getafe reduced to ten men.
The referee continued to shape the game more than the players when a last gasp scramble in the box finished with VAR referring him to review another accidental handball. Although extremely harsh and clearly nothing the defender could do, he had set the precedent and so had to give the spot kick, seeing a violent and angry reaction from the fans and players of Cadiz.
During the celebration, Cadiz defender Carcelen violently elbowed a Getafe player which sparked a huge brawl to end a dramatic contest.
Among all the bad decisions, bad blood and drama, the draw was the fairest result. The match didn’t merit four goals however, that only happened due to how Spanish football interprets a penalty being awarded. Fair score 1-1.
Getafe had started the brighter of these two sides, Munir El Haddadi and Djené saw a brave keeper make big saves to keep it 0-0.
The Argentine keeper then put in a big block to stop a Nemanja Maksimović volley. And after soaking up all the visiting pressure, Cadiz broke away and opened the scoring through Rubén Sobrino. The ex-Alaves striker headed home.
Getafe were never as dangerous in open play in the second half as they had been in the first, but thanks to generous penalty calls, they got level.
They were awarded a penalty via VAR as Enes Ünal’s dive tricked all reviewing, and ultimately the ref who changed his mind.
This generated an incredibly angry home stadium.
The Cadiz fans felt reprieved when they got a cheap penalty and Domingos Duarte was sent off for the ball smashing into his hand despite being less than a foot away from him.
Rubén Alcaraz slotted the penalty straight down the middle for 2-1.
The game was on a knife edge and the atmosphere extremely nervous as ten men Cadiz held on. Deep into stoppage time Getafe were awarded an even more generous penalty for handball. The referee had to give it based on the earlier one for the host.
Under extreme pressure Ünal was hugely impressive to despatch his second spot kick
Carcelén was sent off for violent conduct as he attacked a Getafe player during their celebration. He can expect a big fine and long ban coming his way.