Getafe 1-2 Espanyol – Betting Review
The first half was a far more entertaining and open match than punters would have expected. The two struggling clubs exchanged very early goals and went at each other constantly. Gradually, the match settled and it was Espanyol, slightly against the run of play, which went on to win the match.
Getafe went into the game at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez expecting to win the match against a rival they have zero respect for. But Two moments of brilliance, from Joselu and Javi Puado respectively on the opener and winner, helped Espanyol end their seven-match winless run with a 2-1 victory against Getafe.
A Copa Del Rey exit against Levante and a 2-1 defeat at Sevilla last time out had left Getafe on a low before kick-off, and things went from bad to worse early on.
Espanyol went a goal up on five minutes when Luis Milla was dispossessed by Martin Braithwaite, the ball fell kindly to Joselu who audaciously chipped over Soria from 40 yards.
Getafe reacted well and hit back immediately. Ünal had space on the edge of the area and fired an unstoppable strike into the top corner to make it 1-1.
It was a hugely open and entertaining start for what the general public expected, with chances continuing in an end-to-end first half.
Braithwaite and Omar Alderete went wide for the host and then Getafe respectively.
It was a much cagier second period and that suited the more defensive-minded Getafe. However, it needed some magic from Espanyol’s Javi Puado to break the standstill, the striker beat two defenders and lifted the ball over Soria to win the game.
Getafe pushed on for another equaliser in the closing stages, but couldn’t break down a resilient Espanyol. Fair score 2-2.
Looking at the 1×2 market first, where the favourite Getafe never got into a winning position and although they merited a draw, a home win was never likely. Espanyol won @ 3.25.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. As was outlined in the preview for this game, Espanyol’s ability to grind out points had seen them draw their last three on the road. That record was beaten as they got all the points on this occasion, getting a full win for backers of Espanyol +0.25 @ 1.75.
Looking at The Under/Over market last of all which was very low at 2. As will always be the case, a line this low is one we can look to take on where possible, and the Over 2 @ 2.04 paid out. furthermore, it was already a safe bet after 7 minutes given that two goals came during this time! This shows the market was far too negative on goal.