Getafe vs Real Madrid predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, team news and predicted lineups ahead of this Madrid derby.
|Date||Saturday 8th October 2022|
|Kick-Off||21:00 (local time)|
|Stadium||Coliseum Alfonso Perez|
Getafe vs Real Madrid Preview
The Coliseum Alfonso Pérez welcomes Real Madrid in an important fixture on match-day eight. Both teams need positive results in this match for different purposes. Getafe are hoping to build a bit of momentum and to pull away from the dreaded relegation zone while Real Madrid need all three points as they drew their last league match and with El Clasico fast approaching.
Getafe’s most recent game was a 3-2 loss at home to Real Valladolid. It was one of their better performances offensively, but defensively, they were poor. Enes Ünal had the chance to equalise in the 73rd minute from the penalty spot but failed to beat former Barcelona keeper Jordi Masip.
Getafe hosted Real Madrid in the first LaLiga match of 2022. It ended 1-0 in the home team’s favour and it was a memorable day for their players and fans. Los Azulones will be hoping for a similar performance and similar result to truly kick start their season. Former Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral always seems to do well against his boyhood club and after he netted for the first time this season against Valladolid, he’ll be motivated to do it again.
A 2-1 victory doesn’t tell the full story of Los Blancos’ performance against Shakhtar on Wednesday. It was a complete performance that lacked one thing; good finishing. Thirty-six shots and only two goals symbolises how poor the finishing was on the night.
It was always going to take time to perfect the defensive structure and balance of this team after Casemiro’s departure. Real Madrid have conceded in all 7 of their league games so far. In the pre-match press conference, Carlo Ancelotti said, “Our defence worries me, we have to improve that aspect.” Real will look to keep their first clean sheet in the league and continue their impressive run of form.
Karim Benzema will be rested for this match so Rodrygo will most likely lead the line with Vini and Fede supporting him in the attack. Ancelotti is expected to make multiple rotations for this match to ease the load on his starters for the upcoming, packed schedule.
Team News & Possible Lineups
|DOUBTFUL||Portu, Seoane, Arambarri, Maksimovic|
Possible XI: Soria – Gaston, Mitrovic, Duarte – Iglesias, Milla, Alena, Arambarri, Damian – Unal, Mayoral (3-5-2)
Coach: Quique Sanchez Flores
|INJURED||Courtois, Ceballos, Benzema|
Possible XI: Lunin – Mendy, Rudiger, Militao, Vazquez – Modric, Tchouameni, Camavinga – Vini, Rodrygo, Valverde (4-3-3)
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Score Prediction: Getafe 1-3 Real Madrid
Los Merengues need a clean sheet, but it’s almost a guarantee that they’ll concede in each match at the moment. Luka Modric’s return to the starting lineup will be huge as he’ll be the one playing between the lines and causing danger. Ultimately, I see Real Madrid returning to winning ways against an inconsistent Getafe side.
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