Getafe 0-1 Real Betis – Betting Review
Real Betis stayed in the hunt for La Liga’s top four following their dramatic late 0-1 victory over relegation-threatened Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.
Betis controlled the ball from early on. They began proceedings at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in assertive fashion, with David Soria forced to race off his line to prevent top scorer Borja Iglesias from opening the scoring.
Getafe was forced to play second fiddle to their controlled and confident visitors as manager Quique Sánchez Flores watched on frustrated from the sidelines.
The visitors had more of the ball and posed more danger throughout the contest. They were inches away from breaking the deadlock when Luiz Henrique headed Sergio Canales’s perfect cross inches wide of the post.
The Henrique header was the last real action in a half of very few clear-cut openings, as the teams headed down the tunnel level at the break and Getafe content with their containing display.
The dynamic of the game didn’t change in the second period. Betis went close with their first shot on target of the second half as Soria acrobatically pushed away Guido Rodríguez’s long-range effort.
With time running out, Betis made the most of their momentum and were handed the opportunity to take all three points after a clumsy handball in the area. Domingos Duarte was a little unfortunate, but these kind of handballs are always given in Spain and rarely so in for example, the EPL.
Having been denied by Soria in the first half, the Getafe number one was helpless in preventing Iglesias from clinically firing his side ahead with just four minutes left of regular time. The goal was late but gave Betis a fair 0-1 win.
It was heartbreak for Getafe but they need to add some creativity and quality to these kind of battling defensive stands. The loss leaves Flores’ side submerged in relegation turmoil after only registering one league victory in their last seven matches.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. The slight favourite for this game was Real Betis @ 2.65 and it just got over the line as a winning bet, though Betis was touching double figures when they finally scored. The goal was late but gave Betis a fair 0-1 win, they showed more ambition and had the best open-play chances.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Betis -0 @ 1.77 was the winning bet. Punters of the jolly would have felt comfortable with the cushion of DNB as Getafe never looked like scoring, but frustrated as time seemed to be running out to gain profit.
Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all which was accurately set at 2. Under 2 goals won @ 1.77 and backers of this selection would have felt comfortable most of the game thanks to Getafe’s defensive setup. The approach of the host meant they never looked like scoring and Betis struggled to generate much in open play.