Rayo Vallecano - Getafe Betting Preview: Why over 2.5 goals should be the bet for this evening

After two winners in La Liga over the weekend, our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes at least three goals will be scored in Madrid tonight
The alternative Madrid derby sees Getafe make the short trip from the suburbs of the Spanish capital to the district of Vallecas to face a Rayo Vallecano side who ended 2012 on a real high.

An historic 1-0 win at Valencia was followed by a 3-0 defeat of Levante just before Christmas and Rayo have shown genuine skill coupled with determination so far this season.

Paddy Power price them at 5/4 (2.20) to record another victory and for a side who have won three of their last four home games, that will be a price that appeals to many.

Getafe for their part are available at 11/5 (3.25) to claim the three points while the draw is offered at 9/4 (3.20).

However a bet involving goals looks to be the best option in this game, and the price of 8/11 (1.73) for both teams to score could well be worth some consideration, given that both teams have been finding the back of the net in recent encounters.

For higher odds, backing over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) looks to provide some real value.

Getafe have scored in each one of their last six matches while Rayo have scored at least twice in four of their last six home games in the league.

For a value bet try backing Draw/Rayo Vallecano at 9/2 (5.50) in the half-time/full-time market, a bet which has paid out in three of Rayo's last five matches.

Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power
Draw/Rayo Vallecano at 9/2 (5.50) with Paddy Power

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.