Getafe vs. Real Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

Getafe vs. Real Madrid, La Liga

La Liga leaders Real Madrid kick off 2022 on Sunday when Carlo Ancelotti’s men will make the short trip to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez for their clash with Getafe. Los Blancos are unbeaten in 11 games and hold a comfortable eight-point advantage over Sevilla, while Quique Sanchez Flores’s side is critically close to the relegation zone.

Where and when: Coliseum Alfonso Perez – 2 January, kick-off 13:00

Where you can see Getafe vs. Real Madrid: La Liga TV

Last time: Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy were on target for Real Madrid, as Los Blancos beat Getafe 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu back in February.

Getafe v Real Madrid Predictions and Preview

Both Getafe and Real Madrid ended 2021 with a win, but that might be the only similarity between the two sides ahead of their clash at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on January 2.

Karim Benzema once again made the difference for Los Blancos, as they earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory away to Athletic Bilbao. Getafe, meanwhile, beat Osasuna 1-0 at home in what was a crucial result that allowed the Blues to get out of the relegation zone and climb up to 16th place. However, Quique Sanchez Flores’s men are tied on points with Elche and 18th-placed Alaves, so they are far from safety yet.

Welcoming Real Madrid at the start of 2022 hardly helps Getafe’s cause, as Carlo Ancelotti’s side have dominated the first half of the La Liga season. Real are unbeaten in 11 consecutive games and have only one defeat in 19 rounds – a 2-1 loss away to Espanyol.

Los Blancos have the best attack in the league with 41 goals scored, but they will have to do without Vinicus Junior, who is one of several players who’ve tested positive for Covid. Thibaut Courtois, Federico Valverde and Eduardo Cammavinga are the others, while Dani Carvajal is suffering from a muscular issue and remains a doubt.

Real’s key absentees should give hope to Getafe, who have the best defence in the second half of the table with 20 goals conceded. However, the Blues’ biggest issue is in attack, as they have scored only 12 times thus far, which currently is the worst record in the league.

Despite their struggles up front, Getafe are unbeaten in their last five games, while they won three of their last four games at home. Twelve of Getafe’s 15 points were earned in the last seven rounds, so it is obvious that Quique Sanchez Flores is finally starting to find the right recipe, but lacking a cutting edge in attack means that the Blues’ chances against Real Madrid will be very slim.

The hosts are 4/1 underdogs to come up with an upset on Sunday in these Getafe vs Real Madrid predictions. Even a draw would be a remarkable achievement for the Blues and it is available at 5/2, but in all honesty it is extremely hard to look at anything different than the 8/11 odds for the visitors.

One to watch for Getafe: Enes Unal’s five goals make the Turkish forward Getafe’s top scorer this term. The 24-year-old will be looking to add to his tally against Real Madrid and is 9/1 to score the opener.

One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema’s brace against Athletic Bilbao means that the Frenchman now has 15 league strikes to his name. The 34-year-old is currently topping La Liga’s top scorer chart, so watch out for him at 17/5 to break the deadlock against Getafe.

Long shot: Two of the last five games between these teams ended in 2-0 wins for Real Madrid, while Los Blancos recently earned back-to-back wins against Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid by the same result. A repeat of that score on Sunday is available at 7/1 while the odds rise to 154/1 if you bet on Benzema to score both goals.

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