Getafe - Mallorca Betting Preview: Back at least three goals to be scored this evening

Our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides is in red hot form, with a string over five consecutive winners last week. Tonight he's backing over 2.5 goals in Getafe
Praise has been lavished upon Joaquin Caparros for the job he has done at Mallorca since taking over. The former Athletic Bilbao boss took over last season with the Islanders staring relegation squarely in the face and ended the season a whisker from qualifying for Europe. This season has begun in equally stunning fashion with the side from Palma unbeaten and sitting fourth in the table.

Getafe meanwhile have had a less auspicious start with a solitary win from their opening five matches
seeing them currently occupy a place in the relegation zone. A home win this evening is priced at 11/10 (2.10) with Sportingbet, while Mallorca are offered at 12/5 (3.40) and the draw available at 23/10 (3.30).

It is however worth pointing out that Getafe's only win this season was at home to the champions Real Madrid, and the side from the suburbs of the Spanish capital have a curiously strong home record (curious only for the fact that their compact stadium is never more than half full, with Getafe having the lowest average attendance in the division). Mallorca meanwhile are yet to win away from the island this season, managing two draws on their travels, and the price of 12/5 (3.40) for another stalemate this evening is tempting for a value bet.

Yet the serious money should be invested in over 2.5 goals to be scored in the game, priced at 11/10 (2.10). Though these two sides may not be synonymous with great goalscoring, this fixture has a history of producing at least three goals, with ten of the last 12 meetings all going over 2.5.

Moreover, both sides have been finding the net this season, and have in fact scored in every game they have played. The price of 4/5 (1.80) then on both teams to score may well appeal, but bolder punters who take the higher odds offered on over 2.5 goals should be rewarded with some healthy profits.

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) with Sportingbet
The draw at 23/10 (3.30) with Sportingbet

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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.