After losing to Atleti on Wednesday in the UEFA Super Cup, Real Madrid are now looking to boost their confidence by beating Getafe. Surely, the player quality is on their side, but Los Blancos’ players must feel tired and depressed. The good news for them is that they’re gonna have a lot of support from the stands of their stadium Santiago Bernabeu. Can their fans help them start off the new La Liga season in style? Find out in this Real Madrid vs Getafe match preview!
Some think that Los Blancos are currently on the route from the pinnacle to the pit. After winning the Champion League for the third time in a row this May, they went through some big turmoil during summer. First, Zinedine Zidane left the managerial post, after two years in charge.
The second big news of the summer was the appointment of Lopetegui as the new coach. But, that happened just a few days before the start of the World Cup 2018, while he was still in charge of Spain national team. It’s needless to say that Spain football federation felt betrayed by him, so they decided to sack him, which, of course, made Lopetegui the public enemy number 1 in Spain.
With so many bad things happening to Real Madrid in a fairly short period of time, it’s not a big surprise that their players aren’t in a winning form. Although La Liga still hasn’t started, it doesn’t seem Los Blancos have what it takes to compete for the trophy. We saw them losing to their city rivals, Atletico this Wednesday in the UEFA Super Cup and judging from that match, it seems real will have some big problems in 2018/2019.
The team from Madrid suburbs is hoping to take advantage of poor morale in Los Blancos’ locker-room. Plus, Real Madrid players must feel jaded after 120 minutes of play last Wednesday. But, then again, the player quality is definitely on the side of the European champions.
Getafe aren’t a bad side, but it seems that a mid-table finish is their maximum. Actually, they ended the season 2017/2018 on the 8th spot and that’s something they’re probably hoping to achieve once again. To achieve that, they brought in several players, spending a total of over 15 million Euro, which for a team of their size and reputation is a pretty large sum.
What worries them the most ahead of the clash with Real Madrid is that they have a very bad experience with Los Blancos. Getafe have lost each of 9 previous matches with Real Madrid, 8 of which saw three or more goals in their net.
Real Madrid absentees
- Casemiro (doubtful)
- Odriozola (doubtful)
- Bergara (injury)
- Dakonam (doubtful)
- Arambarri (doubtful)
Courtois – Varane, Ramos, Carvajal, Marcelo – Kroos, Modric, Isco, Vazquez – Bale, Benzema
Chichizola – Dakonam, Gonzalez, Antunes, Arambarri – Bergara, Maksimović, Maksimovic, Ibanez, Shibasaki – Angel
Real Madrid vs Getafe Match Prediction
Real Madrid need to win this and win it big. It’s not just points they need here but a confidence boost as well. They definitely have much better players than Getafe, so unless something real strange happens we’re gonna see a couple of goals in Getafe’s net.
Real Madrid vs Getafe Betting Tips
- Real Madrid @1.22 (bet-at-home)
- Real Madrid AH -1.5 @1.64 (bet365)
- Real Madrid AH -2.5 @2.55 (Unibet)