Real Madrid has lost only one game while Getafe has lost nine. Of course, Los Blancos come in as the betting online favorites, but they aren’t offering an overwhelming price. You can blame Cadiz for that, because they managed to get a draw at Santiago Bernabeu two fixtures ago.
No matter what happens, Real Madrid will remain atop La Liga. On the other hand, Getafe needs the victory in order to avoid the relegation zone.
Getafe on the Rise
Right now, Getafe is sitting in 16th place with 15 points, same as Elche (17th) and Deportivo Alaves (18th). I know, that doesn’t look good, but trust me, they’re on the rise.
Getafe is one of four teams that didn’t lose any of their last five games. Most recently, Los Azulones beat Osasuna 1-0 with a late goal from Dario Poveda. He came off the bench and scored in the 93rd minute.
That was the fourth time that they finished with a clean sheet over their last five games. That span includes facing Cadiz, Mallorca and Athletic Bilbao. Keep in mind that Mallorca recently beat Atletico Madrid.
Here’s another reason for you to consider including Getafe in your soccer pick. All their victories happened at home. That’s right, they’re 3-2-4 at Alfonso Perez Stadium and 0-4-5 on the road.
Los Azulones have zero excuses to not focus on turning things around in La Liga. Two weeks ago, they got eliminated from the Copa del Rey. Plus, they’re not playing in any international competition. As I often say, fresher legs can make a huge difference in such an important game like this.
Getafe’s predicted lineup: David Soria, Damian Suarez, Stefan Mitrovic, Jorge Cuenca, Djene Dakonam, Mathias Olivera; Carles Alena, Nemanja Maksimovic, Mauro Arambarri; Enes Unal, Sandro Ramirez.
Real Madrid Forgot to Lose
Last week, Real Madrid reached 11 straight games without losing. Los Blancos defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-1 as Karim Benzema scored both goals. They won possession with 60 percent and finished with seven shots on target, five more than Athletic.
Benzema is having a great season. He leads the team and the league with 15 goals, four more than Juanmi Jimenez from Real Betis. He also leads the team in assists with seven. Right now, you won’t find a more confident player.
You know who else is having a great season? Vinicius Junior. The Brazilian striker has scored 10 goals and has four assists. No wonder Real Madrid is the top scoring team in La Liga with an average of 2.1 goals per game.
Los Blancos have been a solid soccer betting pick even when playing on the road. They own an 8-1-1 away record and they scored in each game. In fact, they’ve scored two or more goals in each of their last five games.
Another reason for their recent success is that they’ve been able to avoid major injuries. Plus, manager Carlo Ancelotti really trusts the whole team, allowing him to rotate when needed.
Real Madrid’s predicted lineup: Thibaut Courtois; Danny Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema.
Getafe vs Real Madrid Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 32
- Getafe Victories: 5 (27 goals)
- Real Madrid Victories: 23 (73 goals)
- Draws: 4
Last season, Real Madrid also visited the Alfonso Perez Stadium as the favorite but couldn’t win. The game finished with a goalless draw. However, they managed to defeat Getafe 2-0 in Madrid with goals from Benzema and Ferland Mendy.
That goalless draw was Getafe’s best result in its last 10 meetings with Los Blancos. Regarding the total, it went under 2½ goals in four of their last five encounters.
Getafe vs Real Madrid Game Information
Time: 8 a.m. ET
Location: Alfonso Perez Stadium, Getafe
Getafe vs Real Madrid Live Stream: fuboTV
Getafe vs Real Madrid Betting Lines
|Getafe||+1 -120||+550||2½ +105o||½ -130o/Evu|
|Real Madrid||-1 Ev||-170||2½ -125u||1½ -135o/+105u|
Getafe vs Real Madrid Prediction
Games after getting some time off are always tricky. Getafe will put up a fight, but it won’t be enough. Real Madrid’s depth will make the difference. Benzema is on fire and Junior wants to keep proving he belongs among the elite. Others, like Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, want to increase their market value. Whatever it is, the only beneficiary is the team.
Both will score in a fast-paced match, that’s why our sports betting advice is to take the Over at +105.
Score Prediction: Real Madrid 2, Getafe 1