Getafe vs Real Madrid match preview and predictions for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Los Blancos travel across Madrid.
|Date||Sunday 18th April 2021|
|Kick-Off||21:00 (local time)|
|Stadium||Coliseum Alfonso Perez|
Getafe vs Real Madrid Preview
Real Madrid make the short trip to Getafe this Sunday increasingly confident in their ability to push for another league title. This marks the start of a really busy period in two competitions where every game matters and where Zinedine Zidane is going to have a tough balancing act to play as he looks to manage a squad which has been hit hard by injuries in recent weeks.
On paper, Getafe won’t be one of their toughest tests but you rarely get an easy game at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Getafe’s 1-0 defeat to Cadiz last weekend means they are still very much involved in this relegation battle. They have a four point advantage on the bottom three but things can change quickly in the final weeks if a struggling team suddenly finds some form.
There haven’t been many signs that Getafe are going to be the side that suddenly starts springing a few wins together. Since beating Valencia 3-0, a result which appeared to give them a real platform from which to build, they are winless in 5 matches and have only scored two goals in that period. While four of those five games were against fellow bottom half sides, they did also hold leaders Atletico Madrid which should serve as some warning to Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Real Madrid come into this following a goalless draw at Anfield in midweek which secured their place in the Champions League Semi-Finals. A winnable tie with Chelsea awaits but they have three league games to play before that one kicks off and there is barely any margin for error in the tightest of title races.
Los Blancos have won four on the spin in the league including the Clasico last weekend. However all season, it has been the games against weaker opponents where they have tended to slip up so they certainly won’t be taking this game or their midweek trip to Cadiz for granted.
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Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 5 Real Madrid Wins, 1 Draw.
- Real Madrid won 3-0 on their visit to the Coliseum last season.
- They’ve won 14 of the last 15 meetings in all competitions.
- The exception was a 0-0 draw at the Coliseum in April 2019.
Erick Cabaco and Cucho Hernández are both sidelined for the home team.
Casemiro and Nacho are both suspended for the visitors. Eden Hazard may feature while we could see some rotation in the wide areas with Marcelo potentially starting.
Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:
Soria – Olivera, Djene, Chakla, Suarez – Maksimovic, Arambarri – Cucurella, Alena, Nyom – Mata (4-2-3-1)
Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup:
Courtois – Marcelo, Mendy, Militao, Odriozola – Modric, Kroos, Valverde – Rodrygo, Benzema, Asensio (4-3-3)
Getafe vs Real Madrid Predictions
Score Prediction: Getafe 0-2 Real Madrid
Real Madrid carry plenty of momentum into this game. While earlier in the season, you sense it could have been a game they may have slipped up in, we are now very much into the deep end of a gripping title race and that tends to sharpen a few minds and it’s hard to see them not leaving Getafe without all the points.
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