Real Madrid have served up a faltering title defence all season, but the situation is getting critical ahead of Getafe’s visit to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano on Tuesday night. Jose Bordalas’s side are arguably an ideal opponent for Los Blancos though, who’ve enjoyed a superb record against their guests here over the years.
Where and when: Estadio Alfredo di Stefano – 9 February, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Getafe: Premier Sports
Last time: Sergio Ramos scored a late penalty to hand Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over Getafe at this ground back in July.
Real Madrid v Getafe Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid have won 12 of their last 13 games against Getafe, which have all been in La Liga. Los Azulones managed to get a point off Madrid in April 2019 courtesy of a goalless draw at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, while Getafe have only won one of the last 21 meetings between these clubs, losing 19.
Real have scored 41 goals and conceded only eight across those 13 most recent fixtures. Getafe have failed to score a single goal in their last four matches against Madrid, who’ve scored six themselves in that little sequence. However, the current Real Madrid vintage is performing far from its best.
Zinedine Zidane saw his team lose their fourth La Liga match of the season at home to Levante the other weekend. Local rivals Atletico Madrid have opened up a significant gap at the top of the table over both Real and Barcelona, and Los Blancos simply cannot afford to lose any more matches if they’re to keep their slim hopes of retaining the title alive.
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Getafe, meanwhile, aren’t having anywhere near as good a time of it as last term either. El Geta find themselves in the bottom half of the table trying to rise up from mid-table obscurity and into contention for European football once again.
Bordalas’s side made a decent start to the campaign, winning three of their opening five fixtures. However, Los Azulones only managed to win three of their next 15, heading into their trip to Sevilla on Saturday night.
The visitors are the clear betting underdogs in this Real Madrid v Getafe preview, priced at 13/2. It’s perhaps a sign of Madrid’s struggles that they’re only 11/21 for the win though, which isn’t as short as you may expect given their recent record against Getafe. A draw on Tuesday is available at 3/1 with William Hill.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos should be back in the fold for this game following a spell on the sidelines. The Madrid captain has a huge influence at both ends of the pitch, and is 8/1 to break the deadlock after doing so the last time these teams met.
One to watch for Getafe: Getafe have one of the worst attacks in La Liga, but Angel Rodriguez still managed to score five goals in his first 19 appearances of the season for Los Azulones. He is available at 9/1 to open the scoring in these Real Madrid v Getafe predictions.
Long shot: Real Madrid have scored 11 goals in their last six matches against Getafe, at an average of 1.8 per game. Los Blancos have won five of those fixtures, conceding only two goals and keeping four clean sheets in the process. The home team are 6/1 to win this game 2-0, rising to 23/1 with Karim Benzema scoring first.