Both Getafe and Krasnodar are stuck on nine points each. With this being the final game in the group stage, a virtual final is on the cards. However, Getafe do have the upper hand, due to their home advantage, and the even more so, due to their win in the reverse encounter.
Getafe vs FC Krasnodar Head-to-head (h2h)
The reverse fixture has been the sole meeting between the two, and then, Getafe won on the road, 1-2.
Getafe vs FC Krasnodar Prediction
Getafe were on the road the previous match-day in the Europa, and they had locked horns with Trabzonspor. Despite being slowed down due to the away handicap, the Spaniards managed to secure a tough-fought, narrow 0-1 win to keep their hopes for qualification alive.
In the meantime, in what was essentially a must-win game for Krasnodar the preceding game week, the team utilized their home advantage to a good extent, and secured a win over Basel. The scoreline had read 1-0, in favor of the hosts Krasnodar.
This Thursday, a furious encounter is about to unravel in front of our eyes. The European future of both teams are on the lines, and there is no reason for the squads to take things lightly.
Toppers Basel have already qualified for the knockouts, and this puts Krasnodar and Getafe at odds. The winner of this game will take the second and final spot to qualify, while a draw will see Getafe progressing, due to their win in the reverse fixture, that too on the road.
As such, Getafe have the luxury to concentrate on defense, and take advantage of the mistakes from other side. It helps that they will have the support of the crowd to aid them in this quest. Going on, Krasnodar need a win here, and this would force them to take risks in search of a goal.
The Spanish outfit will easily feed on this desperation, and try and win this fixture. Keep note that they had managed a victory on the road, when these two had clashes at Krasnodar's home.
Likely, a bet on Getafe to secure the three points looks promising.
However, another factor needs to be accounted for. It's the do-or-die attitude of Krasnodar. The condition that a win help them to get the ticket for knockouts, while a draw or loss would result in elimination, makes them a dangerous foe. They have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
And, we can expect the toughest of fights from the team. Even if they lose, the team will go down swinging. Moreover, once the team concedes a goal, they will go into all-out attack mode, and taking into consideration their record of scoring in 13 of their previous 14 match-ups, the BTTS emerges as a good option to back this Thursday.
Getafe vs FC Krasnodar Betting Tips
To Win: Getafe @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10).