Some might say that the only way to get any excitement out of a game of this calibre is to throw some money at it. And while your Humble Handicapper would never be so cruel as to besmirch the quality of a football fan’s teams, he’s more than happy to make some money out of the top soccer pick in this game.
Where are we now?
At time of press Getafe sit seventh in La Liga on 20 points. That’s half as good as Barcelona, but then again who’s anywhere as good as Barcelona.
Levante are three points behind (on 17) so this is a sixpointer – although both sides sit on either side of the mid table dividing line.
Getafe are one of those sides who just conceded more goals than they score.
They’ve scored 17 so far this season, that’s a little under 1 ½ goals per game, but have conceded 21, that IS 1 and ½ per game.
That, combined by the fact that they tend to either win or lose, with just two draws so far all season, means we will see a winner come the final whistle on Friday night.
Levante are in even more dire straits. They may be just three points behind Getafe, but they have conceded 20 goals all season (but that’s one fewer than Getafe, I hear you say) which isn’t too bad, but they have scored just 13 goals in 14 games, that’s less than one per.
That sort of number crunching means we should see a 2-1 or a 1-0 victory for Getafe. Sportsbooks have those scores offered up at 8/1 and 5/1 respectively.
There are two matches being played on Friday night on Spain’s top flight, but your Humble Handicapper sees money money money in this one.
What do the sportsbooks say?
The bookies favour Getafe over Levante, as they have the home side winning at 19/20, a draw at 23/10 and an away win at 3/1. The soccer odds speak volumes about what is likely to happen on Friday night.
If you need any more weight behind who to back to come out on top, the sportsbooks have Getafe winning both halves, and them drawing the first and winning the second, and both halves being drawn, before they give a half to Levante. For the record that’s 21/10 on Getafe doing both halves, 7/2 on draw/Getafe and draw/draw at 15/4.
Prediction: Getafe win 1-0 available at the best soccer odds of 23/4 with 888sport.[gameodds]17/249551/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]