Getafe - Granada Betting Preview: Why the hosts should keep another clean sheet
Fresh from three winning selections over the weekend, including a 17/2 value tip, our Spanish expert thinks the visitors will be unable to score on Monday nightJust under 5,000 people turned up to see Getafe play out a goalless draw with Atletico Madrid in their last game at the Coliseum, and the attendance is unlikely to be much greater this evening for the visit of struggling Granada.
Both sides are on a poor run of form with Getafe winless in their last six games in all competitions and Granada boasting a solitary victory from their last seven league matches.
Nevertheless bet365 make Getafe the odds on favourites for a win tonight pricing them at 10/11 (1.91) while Granada can be backed at 3/1 (4.00) and the daw is offered at 5/2 (3.50).
Universally considered as too good to go down, Getafe will look upon this fixture as a must-win game if they are to cement a place in the comfortable obscurity of mid-table and on paper they should overcome the visitors who have the lowest scoring record in the division.
Bearing in mind that Granada have found goals extremely hard to come by the price of 6/4 (2.50) for Getafe to keep a clean sheet looks exceptionally attractive, even more so when you consider they have kept three clean sheets in their last four home matches in all competitions.
Granada, meanwhile, have failed to score in five of their last seven league matches, making this bet even more appealing.
For a value bet try backing under two goals in the game which is offered at 9/4 (3.25) and which has paid out in three of Getafe's last four home games.
|Getafe to keep a clean sheet at 6/4 (2.50) with Bet365
||Under 2 goals in the match at 9/4 (3.25) with Bet365|
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"Everyone says Bayern are the favourites, and I believe they are. But when it comes to the real thing, that doesn't exist. They'll be playing in neutral field, with split fans... When it comes to the fans, I think Borussia is much better served."
"The German school has always been one of strength rather than technique. Today, they have found the perfect balance between the two things. That's why they've grown so much in the last few years. This final between two Germans shows the strength of the country's football.
"But the biggest difference between my Bayern and today's Bayern is that today the team is really forward-driven. It's a strong group, that plays together for a long time. They have a very experienced coach. And the players are all of international level. I see Bayern more prepared for the final.
"It will be a very good final, but I think Bayern has the advantage."
However, the watching Christoph Metzelder is in no doubt that the Bayern midfielder will still start, telling Sky Germany: "As long as he can shoot he will play."
- Tim Rohn, Goal Germany correspondent
- Stefan Doring, Dortmund fan
- Tobias Kind, Bayern fan
Let's check in with Tim to get a taste of the pre-game atmosphere inside the ground ...
"30 minutes to go until kick-off and the atmosphere is already amazing. Both groups of fans sing songs to rile the other ones. But everythings is peaceful. Jurgen Klopp stood some minutes alone at the kick-off-point and let all the Wembley madness have an effect on him."
"It is hard to talk about feelings ahead of a match," the Bayern sporting director told Sky Sport Germany. "We want to show what made us strong all these weeks.
"We may not forget that Dortmund lost twice and drew twice in our last four matches. But they will present themselves differently tonight, that is for sure."
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