Real Madrid vs Getafe match preview and predictions for Tuesday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Los Blancos return to action with a host of key men missing.
- DATE: Tuesday February 9th 2021
- KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Alfredo Di Stefano
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Real Madrid vs Getafe Preview
There’s a derby clash in the Spanish capital on Tuesday as Real Madrid and Getafe meet in the only midweek game in LaLiga this week. Real Madrid are looking to close the gap on leaders Atleti but will have played two games more after this one.
Zinedine Zidane’s side at least stopped what had become a bit of a rot at the weekend. They had to come from behind to see off Huesca 2-1 at El Alcoraz with Raphael Varane the unlikely match winner with a brace. However it was another relatively unconvincing display with Madrid claiming victory thanks to their set-piece threat rather than their ability to slice open the league’s bottom club.
While they won’t give up on the title race, attention is already starting to turn to a trip to Italy to play Atalanta in the Champions League last 16 later this month. So often the saving grace for Madrid, Europe’s premier cup competition is again looking like it may be Zidane’s best route to extending his stay in the Bernabeu hotseat beyond the end of this campaign.
While they have often been difficult opponents, this feels like a good time to be playing Getafe. Jose Bordalas’ side are caught in something of an identity crisis it would seem. With Jorge Molina no longer at the club and the lack of a convincing target man, they’ve attempted to evolve their style of play to some extent over the past month but they seem to have lost some of those core Getafe attributes.
Suddenly they are conceding goals with 8 shipped in their last two away league games, a 5-1 defeat in Bilbao before Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Sevilla. Djene saw red in the latter to leave them without their most convincing defender for the difficult trip across Madrid to the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 5 Real Madrid Wins, 1 Draw.
- Real Madrid have won their last 12 home games against Getafe.
- Getafe have only scored two goals in their six games against Los Blancos since returning to the top flight in 2017.
- Their only point during that period came via a 0-0 draw at the Coliseum.
Real Madrid have significant injury problems with Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vázquez, Fede Valverde, Rodrygo and Eden Hazard all expected to be missing here. Toni Kroos is suspended which could see youngster Marvin get an opportunity in midfield.
Getafe are missing Djene to suspension but Mauro Arambarri is available again.
Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup:
Courtois – Mendy, Varane, Chust, Nacho – Casemiro, Modric, Marvin – Asensio, Benzema, Vini (4-3-3)
Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:
Yáñez – Nyom, Chakla, Olivera, Suárez – Kubo, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Cucurella – Aleñà – Mata (4-4-1-1)
Real Madrid vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Getafe
With this many players missing, Getafe might have really fancied their chances in this match, were this last season or any of the previous two. However they aren’t operating on the same level right now and this is still a match Los Blancos ought to end up winning even with their multitude of absentees.
Real Madrid vs Getafe Betting Tips (18+)
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