Getafe vs. Espanyol 6/16/20 La Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Espanyol (5-8-15) at Getafe (13-7-8)
La Liga Soccer: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 1:30 pm (Coliseum Alfonso Perez)
The Line: Getafe -110 / Draw +210 / Espanyol +330 -- O/U: 2 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Getafe and Espanyol square off in La Liga soccer action from the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Tuesday afternoon.
Getafe enter this match sitting on 46 points, with a record of 13 wins, 7 draws and 8 losses after starting the final stretch of the season with a 2-1 loss to Granada in their last match. In the match against Granada, David Timor gave Getafe a 1-0 lead just 20 minutes into the match and the visitors would hold that lead for a good chunk until the half and for a large portion of the second half, but Granada would tie the game at one in the 70th and forge ahead 2-1 in the 79th minute. Getafe had chances down the stretch of the game, but ultimately it wasn’t meant to be as Granada held on for the win and three points, sending Getafe home empty-handed. Angel Rodriguez leads Getafe in scoring with 10 goals while Jaime Mata has 8 goals with 3 assists and Marc Cucurella has a team-high 5 assists on the year. David Soria is the top option at goalkeeper for Getafe, conceding 0.93 goals per 90 minutes with 12 clean sheets in 28 league appearances this season.
Espanyol on the other hand, remain in last place, sitting on 23 points with a record of 5 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses despite a 2-0 win over Alaves in their last match. Espanyol had an advantege within the first 20 minutes as Alaves went down to ten men due to a red card, and Espanyol cashed in in the third minute of first half stoppage time when Bernardo headed it home to give Espanyol a 1-0 lead. Lei Wu doubled Espanyol’s lead just two minutes after the break, and that’s all the hosts would need as Espanyol held on for a massive win when it comes to climbing out of the relegation zone. Lei Wu and Raul de Tomas are tied for the team-high with 4 goals apiece while Adrian Embarba, Jonatan Calleri and Matias Vargas each have a team-high 3 assists. Diego Lopez should be in goal for this one, and is conceding 1.56 goals per 90 minutes with 3 clean sheets in 27 league appearances this season.
Getafe is the better team here, but I’m not overly keen on them in this spot considering they just blew that lead against Granada and now have to take on a desperate Espanyol side on short rest. On the other hand, Espanyol’s record isn’t good, like at all, but they’re a better team on the road for whatever reason, winning three games away from home compared to two in their own arena. I just think both sides will take a bit of a laid back approach here to get back to 100% match fitness. The last two head-to-head have been draws, and I think both sides would settle for a point here so I’ll side with the draw and since the last two matches finished with the same score of 1-1, I’ll take a stab at 1-1 for the third straight meeting at sizeable plus money.