Malaga vs. Getafe
|Date & Time||Saturday May 19, 2018, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Getafe +131 / Malaga +224 / Draw +246 -- Over/Under: 2.5
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Malaga and Getafe meet Saturday in La Liga soccer action at Estadio La Rosaleda.
Malaga enters this match with an overall record of 5-5-27, a 4-3-11 record at home and a 1-2-16 record on the road. Malaga remains the worst team in the league with just 20 points produced and its earned points just once in its last seven matches. Malaga has been getting peppered on the defensive end recently, allowing a combined nine goals in its last three matches and two or more goals in five of its last seven matches. About the only good news for Malaga in this match is that four of its five victories this season have come at home, so there is some hope. Diego Rolan leads Malaga with five goals, Chory Castro has four goals and Youssef En-Nesyri has four goals.
Getafe enters this match with an overall record of 14-10-13, a 9-4-6 record at home and a 5-6-7 record on the road. Getafe has earned points in five of its last six matches, but is fresh off a shutout loss to Atlético Madrid. Getafe remains one of the better defensive teams in the league with just 33 goals allowed on the season and allowing one or less goals in each of its last six matches. Getafe always has a chance to win due to that defensive pressure and the lack of quality looks it gives its opponents. But, most of Getafe’s games are tight and one mistake often determines the outcome for either side. Angel leads Getafe with 13 goals, Loic Remy has seven goals and Jorge Molina has seven goals.
Getafe has won three of the last five meetings against Malaga, which includes a 1-0 win in the most recent match back in January. These teams have traded wins each of the last four years and there haven’t been back-to-back wins for either club in the last five meetings. Three of the last five meetings have produced just one goal.
Given Getafe’s defensive pressure and the low scoring history between these two clubs, you can’t go wrong siding with the under. Goals are going to be tough to come by in this match.