Just two points separate Getafe in 13th place in La Liga with Cadiz in 15th, and Monday’s clash at the Estadio Coliseum may be just as close.
Getafe have had the slightly better of it in recent matches, but neither side are blazing a trail in the Spanish top flight, and confidence may be at a low ebb.
Home advantage has been crucial for Getafe this season, while Cadiz have been poor on the road, and that looks set to continue when these two meet up in this crucial clash.
Getafe are unbeaten in five league matches on home soil this season, and they are 10/11 to prolong that run in front of their home fans.
Cadiz are yet to win on the road in five attempts this season, and they are winless in eight matches in all competitions. It’s 18/5 they get back to winning ways on Monday.
The last three meetings between these two have finished all-square, and they have picked up ten draws between them in the league so far this season. Another stalemate is a 21/10 shot in this contest.
Gaston Alvarez, Damian Suarez, Mauro Arambarri and Enes Unal will all miss out for Cadiz on Monday evening.
As for Cadiz, Momo Mbaye, Luis Hernandez, Fede San Emeterio, and Brian Ocampo will miss the contest due to injury.
Ruben Sobrino, Fali and Ivan Alejo will also be absent because of suspension.
Getafe to win & under 2.5 goals – 23/10
Getafe are unbeaten in five league matches, but all of those were draws, and the Madrid men have found it hard to get over the line in tight contests with teams in and around them in the standings.
Draws have also been prevalent in their meetings with Cadiz. The pair have finished all-square on the last three occasions they have met, and that will give a glimmer of hope to the visitors this week.
Cadiz have struggled on the road this term, and it is difficult to see them landing all three points in the match.
They are winless on the road in the league this season, drawing once and losing their other four away encounters. They haven’t won at Getafe for over two-and-a-half years, and odds of 18/5 suggest they won’t break that sequence in this latest dust-up.
A home win looks the best bet, with no more than two goals being scored at 23/10.
Cadiz have scored just three times in five away league fixtures in this campaign.
Getafe smashed in a 12-0 win over Tardienta in the Copa del Rey last Wednesday, but goals have been harder to come by in La Liga.
The Deep Blue Ones are averaging a goal per game from their five home league fixtures this season, and they have scored more than once in a match on only one occasion in this campaign.
A low-scoring encounter is expected in Madrid this week, with Getafe fancied to have the edge.
Getafe to keep a clean sheet – 19/20
Getafe held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw on home soil in their opening match of the season, and that was one of three blanks they have kept in five home matches this season.
And it may be worth banking on them holding out against Cadiz, too, as the visitors have drawn a blank in their last two road trips and have failed to score in five of 12 fixtures this season.
Cadiz are winless in their last eight matches, and confidence is likely to be low in the camp, so it is difficult to see them breaking through on Monday. Backing a Getafe clean sheet at 19/20 looks like another decent bet.