William Hill offers the best odds for a Monday game, that is no way terminal to one or another team, but the result of which combined with several other results could end up with the European dreams of a team destined to go through the Champions League. We’re talking about Getafe versus Real Sociedad match, where the guests are the restless contenders to reach the former glory the used to have back in 2003-2004.
Getafe lost to Malaga in the previous round with 2-1, even if they had the opportunity in the last minutes to score at least an equalizer. Malaga led the game with 2-0, but Juan Valera managed to give the goal of honor to the visitors, who lacked precision in crucial moments thus looking like they had a hard time finding the net. Against Real Sociedad they will have to do without Miguel Torres, Adrian Colunga and Sergio Escudero with different levels of injuries and Alexis who is suspended.
Real Sociedad is still without Elustondo who suffered a knee injury and Griezman was suspended but should be back in the starting team. Philippe Montanier’s men trashed Valencia with 4-2 and solidified their fourth position by widening the gap between them and Malaga. The game itself had a lot of rhythm and speed, and both opponents had plenty of opportunities to score, but only Real Sociedad managed to be the most dangerous team in attacks. The game speeded up towards the end, when Castro and Agirretxe (twice) managed to bring not only the three points, but also the calm in their headquarters.
Their previous encounter in December could have ended pretty badly for Real Sociedad, but Martinez scored the equalizer that not only kept his team’s invincibility run, but also cut short Getafe’s dreams of fourth place, seeing as back then Real Sociedad was on 8th place. The game was expected to provide a spectacle but it ended up being a total snooze fest while the teams resumed to only cancelling each other counter attacks and waiting on the mistakes of their adversaries.
The match at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez is set for 21:00, GMT+1, and I’m hoping Real Sociedad doesn’t slip up anymore and will win with my 7 units at 2.15, odd taken from William Hill.