Getafe - Real Betis Betting Preview: Why a game of few goals looks likely on Monday night

After two winners over the weekend, our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides is looking for a hat-trick and believes Monday's game will see less than three goals scored
Real Betis travel to the suburbs of Madrid to take on Getafe in Monday's La Liga offering knowing that a victory would take them up to the lofty heights of fourth in the table.

While the Andalusian side may be more concerned about cementing a secure top half finish than acquiring Champions League football, three points this evening would see them continue their impressive start to the season and for one of the country's best supported clubs, their fans might argue that the upper echelons of the division is where they belong.

By contrast, Getafe's presence in the top flight remains a mystery with this tiny club that averages an attendance comparable to that of a League One side in England enjoying their eighth season in the Primera Division.

William Hill price a home win at evens (2.00) tonight, while Betis can be backed at 14/5 (3.80) and the draw offered at 23/10 (3.30).

The statistics however point to this being a low-scoring game and the price of 4/5 (1.80) for under 2.5 goals to be netted looks extremely tempting.

Getafe have seen under 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last eight home matches in the league, while each of Betis' last three league games have had less than three goals scored.

The Verdiblancos meanwhile have also kept five clean sheets in their last seven league encounters and, as Getafe are far from prolific, this appears to be a contest that could be decided by the odd goal.

The final conclusive statistic is that seven of the last eight meetings between these two sides in Getafe have all gone under 2.5 goals and a repeat looks like decent value at 4/5 (1.80).

For some higher odds, the price of 4/1 (5.00) for the draw at half-time and full-time appeals, given that a tight low scoring game is expected.

Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill
Draw half-time/full-time at 4/1 (5.00) with William Hill

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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.