Real Madrid vs Getafe predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups ahead of this Madrid derby.
|Saturday 9th April 2022
|21:00 (local time)
Real Madrid vs Getafe Preview
LaLiga leaders Real Madrid host 14th place Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. It’s poised to be a fascinating watch as the hosts are eager to maintain their healthy lead at the top of the table while the visitors look to confirm their stay at this level for next season.
After an emphatic win and performance away to the current Champions League holders Chelsea, Los Blancos are coming into this match with high confidence and momentum. A customary standout performance and hattrick for Karim Benzema has overshadowed the phenomenal performances of each player that played in the game on Wednesday. After receiving frequent criticism about tactically adapting to different situations, Carlo Ancelotti showed the world that he still has the ability to implement a different system when required and stand up to be counted on the big stage.
After the horror show in the Bernabeu against Barca, Real are eager to continue rebuilding a convincing winning streak in their hunt for the title. The dynamic duo of Benzema and Vini Jr are back to their very best and they’ll prove to be dangerous for the Getafe defence to handle.
The visitors are entering this match off the back of a victory, following on from a six-game winless streak. An 82nd minute golazo from Borja Mayoral against Mallorca gave the Azulones a vital three points and really enhanced their chances of remaining in LaLiga next season. This win will give Getafe confidence in restabilising their form.
Having scored 14 goals in LaLiga this season, and one of them being the winner against Real Madrid in the first match of the new year, Eres Ünal is going to be vital if Getafe are to see any glory in this game. Not only is he the top goalscorer for his club, but he’s also second in the LaLiga goalscoring chart behind Karim Benzema. The Turk is also an aggressive striker and will be influential in aerial duels in this match as he has the height advantage over Madrid’s centre-backs.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Real Madrid Wins, 1 Getafe Win, 2 Draws.
- Getafe were surprise 1-0 winners in the reverse meeting earlier this term.
- However Real Madrid have won all of their last 13 home games against this opposition.
- Getafe haven’t scored away to Los Blancos since a 3-1 loss in 2018.
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Real Madrid vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: Real Madrid 3-1 Getafe
After a tactical masterclass away from home to the current UCL champions, Carlo Ancelotti and his team will be eager to maintain their momentum and grow in confidence going into their second leg against Chelsea and possibly further in the competition. Getafe will definitely make the game physical and difficult for their opponents, but an on form and hungry Real Madrid are one of the worst teams you’ll ever want to face.
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