Getafe Vs Krasnodar Betting Tips: Away or Draw (DC) – 12 December 2019

Can Getafe hold their nerve in decisive encounter?

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Getafe Vs Krasnodar

Thursday 12th December 2019 – 17:55 Kick-Off
UEFA Europa League
Pick: Krasnodar or Draw (Double Chance)
Odds: 5/4
Bookmaker: Unibet
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(All betting odds displayed were correct as of 10th December 2019 at 22:50)

Preview: Elimination beckons for one of either Getafe or Krasnodar, with one team set to qualify at the expense of the other. It could be a tense evening in Spain therefore, at the former’s Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

Getafe Vs Krasnodar Live Stats & Betting Odds


Getafe Preview – Knockout football within their grasp?

Having opened their accounts in this group with slender back-to-back victories against Trabzonspor (1-0) and Krasnodar (1-2), the Spanish club would lose both encounters with FC Basel (0-1 and 2-1) before bouncing back in Turkey with another 1-0 win over Trabzonspor. The margins in all five fixtures were slim, and so it seems apt that the margin of comfort second-placed Getafe (2nd – W3 D0 L2, GF5 GA4) currently hold is a perilous one at best.

Level on nine points with their next opponents, it is due to them winning 2-1 over in Russia that the head-to-head rule favours Getafe and means even a point will suffice in seeing them safely through. A win might even see them top the group, though, in the eventuality that FC Basel fail to win elsewhere. A loss, meanwhile, would bring a premature end to their continental adventure for this season. The latter a scenario head coach José Bordalás will naturally strive to avoid.

Their games up until now, in this competition at least, have followed a predictable enough pattern with three scorelines of 1-0 and a couple of 2-1’s. In Spain meanwhile, both matches finished with only one goal produced between either side and both goals, strangely enough, were scored in the 18th minute. This should be a team brimming with confidence, however: Sunday’s 1-0 victory at Eibar extended their unbeaten run in La Liga to six (W4 D2), climbing up to fifth in the table as a result.


Krasnodar 1-0 (Correct Score)



Krasnodar Preview – Will Russians deliver on another qualification?

Few teams can boast a better success rate when it comes to reaching the knockout phase of this competition than Krasnodar (3rd – W3 D0 L2, GF7 GA8), with the Russian club progressing from their group on three occasions in four previous attempts. It is a commendable record, one well and truly on the line here, though, because despite registering as many points as Thursday’s opponents Getafe, their narrow loss in the reverse fixture leaves them requiring victory, and nothing less, in Spain.

Win or bust. It really is that simple. However, their predicament could have been a lot more dire had it not been for a sensational turnaround in fortunes. Their campaign begun with a humbling in Switzerland, losing 5-0 to Basel, which was further compounded by defeat at home to Getafe. However, ever since then it has been nothing but W’s, recording three successive winning outcomes over Trabzonspor (twice: 0-2 and 3-1) and FC Basel (1-0). The latter the most recent, earned via a 72nd-minute penalty which essentially kept them alive in the tournament.

In truth then, the Russian side have been dicing with elimination for a while now. There could even be an argument that this sort of high-stakes, highly-pressurised scenario is more suited to them. Their domestic form, however, suggests fans might be wise to brace themselves for a worst case scenario. Second in Russia’s Premier League and without a defeat in nine (W3 D6), their 1-1 draw at home to CSKA Moscow last Saturday made it six draws in seven whilst keeping just a single clean sheet in the process.


Getafe Vs Krasnodar Key Facts:

  • Both home games in this group for Getafe concluded with 1-0 scorelines, beating Trabzonspor but losing to Basel.
  • After suffering successive defeats initially (one a 5-0 loss away to Basel), Krasnodar responded with three straight victories.
  • Krasnodar have been beaten on all four previous visits to Spain. A bad omen ahead of facing a team which beat them 2-1 in Russia on Matchday 2.


Betting Summary

Defeat for either and their European participation will come to a close before the excitement of the knockouts was even upon them. A draw would be good enough for Getafe (4/6 Betway) to qualify, while a win could even open up the possibility of then topping the group. For a visiting Krasnodar (9/2 BetVictor), who have failed to even avoid defeat, let alone win, on all four previous visits to Spain, only victory will see them through to the latter stages.

Victory in the reverse fixture entitles Getafe to an element of pre-match confidence as they go in search of the solitary point they need to qualify. Yet all five of their encounters were incredibly close, settled by the odd goal. Therefore, this may not be as straightforward as their task implies. Krasnodar boast vastly more recent experience when it comes to playing in Europe, know how to get it done when it comes to qualifying and have momentum behind them after winning three group games on the spin – the latest against table-topping Basel.

Their overall record in Spain may be poor but Krasnodar are savvy, resilient and certainly capable at the very least of upsetting the odds here.