Getafe 1-0 Valencia – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 market first where there was unsurprisingly, almost nothing that separated the two sides. It was always even and in the second half, very tight. It seemed to be heading for a 0-0 but Getafe got a late goal and won it @ 2.90.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Getafe was the slight outsider -0 @ 1.99 and won in this market.
Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all which was set at 2. As outlined in the preview, the long-term expectations of new Valencia boss Baraja is that they are bolder and more attacking. They started that way but after a bright 30 minutes or so, it calmed down. The longer it went on with keepers better than strikers, it looked likely to end 0-0. Under won @ 1.79.
In a game where it became obvious there was so much to lose, it was the home side which won a full blooded affair.
For a while in the first half, it was an end to end affair. It remained 0-0 during that spell due to some excellent keeping and bad finishing, and then the match tightened up and the contest seemed destined for a goalless draw. However, Getafe striker Borja Majoral grabbed an ugly 81st minute winner.
With the loss, relegation-threatened Valencia went one step closer to dropping after a 36-year period in La Liga. Fair score 1-1.
It was a lively and chance fill start at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, with both teams going close in a surprisingly entertaining start.
Valencia quickly found their rhythm under new management, but David Soria stood firm and kept Getafe level.
A defensive calamity from Getafe allowed Samuel Lino a big chance from inside the box but his first-time strike on the half-volley was straight at Soria.
The same player came close minutes later and his effort looked destined for the top left corner. However, Soria made a fantastic diving save, giving Getafe another reprieve.
Getafe made their own push to break the deadlock and looked more dangerous going into the break.
Duarte should have done just that from Portu’s corner, but his power header went around the post. Munir El Haddadi then tested Valencia with a header on target, but again the keeper was too good as the effort was saved by Giorgi Mamardashvili.
The second half began more cagey initially and Getafe once more, came out second best. Valencia failed to take advantage of slack defending when Justin Kluivert, with plenty of space and time in the area, struck the ball straight down the throat of David Soria.
This miss would come back to haunt Valencia as Borja Mayoral bundled the ball across the line with eight minutes remaining,
Getafe managed to hold on, surviving a tight offside decision that prevented Fran Pérez from equalising. It was a huge win for Getafe and another setback for Valencia and in particular, the boss Ruben Baraja.