Valencia entertain Getafe at the Mastella on Sunday, desperately attempting to end a barren spell which has produced just one point from their last four La Liga matches. Valencia have slipped down to fifth place, though home supporters will welcome the fact that they play against a team which has conceded six goals in their last two league games.
Further confidence can be gained by the fact that Valencia have beaten Getafe in this corresponding fixture in each of the last four years, producing an aggregate score-line of 10-3 in the process.
Rather than become embroiled in the general 8/13 odds on offer about a home victory, 7/5 is available for Valencia to lead at half time before going on to secure all three points. As short as 5/4 with several bookmakers, 7/5 represents value for money when you consider that Valencia have led in all four of the afore mentioned games when beating Getafe of late.
Juan Mata has the bookmakers all at sea regarding his odds to score the opening goal of the game. Having learned his trade at Real Madrid, the left sided winger/striker can be backed as short as 5/1, yet odds of 17/2 are available with varying odds in between the two quotes being offered by bookmakers.
Readers who prefer to side with the view that Valencia are in negative mode right now, Manu Del Moral to score the first goal might be tempting, especially as Getafe player has scored in two of the last three games when his team have found the net.