Spanish champions Real Madrid will look to bounce back from their midweek defeat at Espanyol as they host in-form Getafe at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane’s side will be favourites despite taking on an Alaves side who have only lost one of their last seven outings.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu – 3 March, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Real Madrid v Getafe: Sky Sports, William Hill
Last time: Madrid edged out Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez back in October. Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo were on target for Los Blancos, with a Jorge Molina goal for the hosts sandwiched in-between.
Real Madrid v Getafe Predictions and Preview
Madrid’s form has improved markedly over the course of the past six weeks despite Tuesday’s loss at Espanyol. They have gained 19 points from their eight six league games and netted an impressive 30 goals in the process.
Zinedine Zidane’s team also defeated Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 first leg and could yet savour more success this season.
Getafe are a side in form – they have lost just one of their last seven matches in a run which has included Barcelona, Sevilla, Villarreal and Celta Vigo.
Manager Jose Bordalas has forged a cohesive unit which has conceded just two goals in their past five.
The Spanish and European champions are favourites to win this clash at 2/9, while an unlikely away victory is available at 15/1 with the draw priced at 13/2.
A ‘double’ chance on a Getafe win or a draw is available at 9/2 while a Madrid win with over 3.5 goals in the game is priced attractively at 15/13.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 12 goals in his last seven matches to take him up to 28 goals for the campaign. The Portuguese star is priced at 1/2 to score anytime in this fixture.
One to watch for Getafe: Angel Rodriguez is Getafe’s top scorer this season with 10 goals, despite starting just 15 games. He netted twice in the recent 3-0 win over Celta Vigo and is priced at 7/2 to score anytime in this fixture.
Long shot: Getafe secured a 0-0 draw at Barcelona recently while Madrid failed to score against Espanyol on Tuesday night. A scoreless draw in this game is priced at 30/1.