Real Betis takes on Getafe at the Benito Villamarin Stadium on September 15, 2019.
Founded 117 years ago, Real Betis was first known as Sevilla Balompie. The club has a roller-coaster history and they have suffered many relegations but after winning the Segunda Division in 2014/15, they have earned their spot in the La Liga. Under head coach Rubi, Real Betis finished 10th in the La Liga last season.
This club has won the La Liga only once in their history and it was a long time ago in 1935. They have also won the Copa del Rey twice, the last of which was in 2005 when they also won the Supercopa de Espana title. Many of the hardware in their trophy case has come in the Segunda Division where they have won seven titles and five runners-up finishes.
Real Betis ranks a distant 18th in the La Liga in Goal Difference at -3. They are tied for 5th with five goals scored and Real Betis has a total of four assists which puts them in fourth place in the league. On defense, this team has conceded a total of eight goals in four matches which puts them at 18th spot in the La Liga.
Lorenzo Moron and Nabil Fekir have been their offensive sparkplugs so far this season. Moron has scored a total of three goals while Fekir has found the back of the net on two occasions. Emerson has two assists while Sergio Canales and Moron each have one helper for Real Betis. Daniel Martin Fernandez has given up seven goals in two matches while Joel Robles has allowed just one goal in two appearances.
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Getafe Club de Futbol was founded in 1946 and was refounded in 1983. They competed in Spain’s top-level football for 12 years from 1994 to 2016 but were relegated after the 2015/16 season. However, they made an immediate return after the 2016/17 season following their defeat of Huesca and Tenerife to make the playoffs and earn a promotion.
When it comes to accomplishments, Getafe made it to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup in 2008 before losing to Bayern Munich via the “away goals” rule. Getafe has also qualified for the UEFA Europa League twice, in 2010/11 and 2019/20, the latter as a result of their 5th place finish in the final 2018/19 La Liga table, their best finish ever in the competition.
Getafe ranks 11th in the La Liga in Goal Difference. The team has scored only two goals so far this season, putting them at 15th in the league. Getafe also has only two assists so far this year and they are ranked 8th in the League in goals conceded with three in as many games played.
Jaime Mata and Jorge Molina have scored the two goals of the club for the season while defender Marc Cucurella has assisted on both goals. On the defensive end of the soccer field, David Soria has five saves and has allowed three goals so far this season for Getafe CF.
Real Betis is the soccer betting favorite here even if the currently rank 15th in the La Liga right now with one win and two losses. Real Betis lost their opening match to Real Villadolid 1-2 and they dropped a 2-5 contest to Barcelona in their next assignment. Real Betis defeated CD Leganes 2-1 for their first win of the season in their round three assignment.
Getafe is winless so far this season with two draws and one defeat in their first three La Liga assignments. Getafe CF lost their season opener to Atletico Madrid 0-1 and they followed that up with back to back draws against Athletic Bilbao and Alaves, with both matches ending in a 1-1 tie.
These teams have played each other in a total of 26 matches. Real Betis has won 10 of those matches while Getafe has 8 wins and the teams ended in a draw on the other eight games played. Getafe has won the last two meetings between these clubs, including a 2-1 victory last March.
Both these teams are struggling to find form right now. However, Real Betis is coming off a win while Getafe has forced a draw in their last two matches. What I don’t like here is that Getafe has scored just two goals this season and their inability to find the back of the net will be their downfall in this matchup. I think Real Betis scores a couple of goals here while Getafe is going to struggle to put up the points. Prediction: Real Betis