Villarreal will be backing up from a UEFA Europa League game 63 hours earlier but one cannot resist backing the Yellow Submarine to win their Spanish Primera Division away match versus a Getafe team that struggles against the best sides.
Villarreal’s UEFA Europa League assignment was a 1-0 win over Rapid Wien at home home one so its players will not have to recover from a lengthy trip and bookmakers are offering the right odds for one to support the fourth-placed Yellow Submarine in their Spanish Primera Division game at 16th-placed Getafe.
One has been saying for quite a while that Villarreal is a level or two below the likes of Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid, an opinion that its results in such matches support. But Villarreal is adept to accuring Spanish Primera Division points from teams towards the bottom of the ladder and Getafe may be flattered to be as high as 16th ranked.
Getafe has won three, drawn two and lost seven of its 12 Spanish Primera Division games, with its victories coming at the expense of the teams occupying the relegation positions – 18th-placed Las Palmas (4-0 at home), 19th-placed Levante (3-0 at home) and 20th-placed Malaga (1-0 at home). Getafe has taken only one point from a Spanish Primera Division side ranked in the top 12 and that was an undeserved 0-0 draw away to Celta – the match statistics read like those one would associate with two- or three-goal defeat.
One has to go back to February for the last time that Getafe won a Spanish Primera Division game versus a good quality team – the Deep Blues beat Sevilla 2-1 at home thanks to an 85th-minute Pedro Leon goal – so odds-against quotes about Villarreal winning on Sunday to stay in touch with the top three represent the best betting option on the program. The top offer in the market is odds of +138 with BetVictor.
Also available at better than even money is Real Madrid to win its Spanish Primera Division match at Eibar and keep a clean sheet in doing so. The same bookmaker is quoting odds of +175 that Real takes out Sunday’s game by a win-to-nil score.
Eibar is having a successful Spanish Primera Division season by its standards, occupying sixth place after 12 rounds of action. Also, Eibar is comfortably the best first-half side in the Spanish Primera Division. Eibar has a 9-3-0 Spanish Primera Division half-time record, which is five points superior to that of Real Madrid on 7-4-1. Few punters know that Eibar has conceded just two first-half goals in its dozen Spanish Primera Division matches – Atletico Madrid and Getafe are the only teams to break down the Gunners early.
One toyed with picking BetVictor’s odds of +400 about Real Madrid defeating Eibar after an all-square first half in Sunday’s Spanish Primera Division game but, if Atletico Madrid can beat the Gunners to nil on their own pitch, then one likes the chance of Real doing likewise. Real is still smarting from losing last weekend’s Spanish Primera Division El Clasico 0-4 at home to Barcelona and Meringues manager Rafael Benitez will be looking for a clean sheet following his side’s slopping late UEFA Champions League concessions to Shakhtar Donetsk. Benitez is not a happy chappy.
Finally, one fancies Saturday’s Spanish Primera Division match between Las Palmas and Deportivo going under 10 and a half corner kicks, a wager that 888Sport and Unibet offer at -182 . Eleven of the 12 Spanish Primera Division games that have featured Las Palmas have gone under 10 and a half corner kicks and the one that went over the line had 12 corners. Seven of Deportivo’s 12 Spanish Primera Division matches have gone under 10 and a half corner kicks, including four of its six away games.
Villarreal to beat Getafe
29th November 11:00 GMT
Real Madrid to beat Eibar to nil
29th November 15:00 GMT
Las Palmas v Deportivo Under 10.5 corners
28th November 21:00 GMT
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