Getafe - Athletic Bilbao Betting Preview: Why a home win looks on the cards tonight

Our man in Madrid, Phil Kitromilides, is backing Getafe to continue their winning run this evening at a tempting price
Unlikely as it seems, Getafe are the form team in La Liga at the moment with four successive victories and currently sit just outside the Champions League places. They remain unbeaten at home this season and BetVictor offer them at 13/8 (2.63) to record another win this evening.

Athletic for their part are level on points with their hosts for tonight's game, yet it is has been their home form that has kept them in the top half of the table, with the Basques losing their last three away matches.

They are offered at 9/5 (2.80) to end that run with a win at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. The draw is priced at an industry best price of 12/5 (3.40).

Given the respective form of the two sides a home win looks on the cards, and to further strengthen that position Athletic have some injuries to contend with.

Striker Kike Sola is out, while influential midfielders Ibai Gomez and Ander Herrera are doubts; not what the Basques needed with a trip to an in-form side considering their poor run of form on the road.

More cautious punters will take the price of 20/23 (1.87) for Getafe in the "Draw No Bet" market and that looks like being a decent option. Your stake would be returned in the event of a draw while still offering a solid price about the home win.

Yet fortune favors the bold and the price of 13/8 (2.63) for a flying Geta team at home against an Athletic side that has struggled on the road and with injury problems is too good to turn down on Monday night.

Getafe to win at 13/8 (2.63) 1.5pts with BetVictor

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid