Real Madrid vs Getafe
2018/19 Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-off at 21:15 UK/ 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid start their 2018/19 LaLiga campaign with the short trip to neighboring Getafe.
Julen Lopetegui’s competitive debut as Real Madrid head-coach didn’t go well with the team losing 2-4 in the UEFA Super Cup.
It is true that most of the players are still finding their sharpness, but early warnings for Lopetegui come in the form of defensive stability. Each Atletico goal last Wednesday was assisted by individual errors from back four.
Getafe had a good season last time up and finished 8th in the standings, 3 points short of the Europa League qualifying spot. This is certainly a solid achievement for a team that just got promoted to La Liga.
The pre-season has been excellent for the Azulones as they ended up unbeaten with 4 wins and 3 draws.
Real Madrid vs Getafe Head-to-head
- Real won the last 9 LaLiga fixtures versus Getafe.
- Their last 5 h2h meetings saw both teams scoring.
- The last 10 h2h matches produced 3 or more goals.
- Getafe managed just 1 LaLiga win at Santiago Bernabeu, overall lost 11 and drew 1 from 13.
- Madrid’s is currently on a 9-match winning streak at home in LaLiga meetings with their Sunday’s opponent.
Real Madrid vs Getafe Prediction
Even without Ronaldo, Real looked like the real deal for majority of the Super Cup match against Atletico.
There is little you can do when each of your defenders end up giving assist for opposition goal. These are some world class players and Lopetegui knows well that he can fix this.
On the other hand, there are little complaints on how the midfield went on with their business. There were enough scoring chances, Bale and Benzema put on a good shift.
They will be able to create more chances here, since Getafe’s defense is nowhere near to that of Simeone’s men.
Besides, the h2h record at this venue speaks for itself. Expect nothing, but a solid win for Julen Lopetegui in his LaLiga or home debut as the Los Blancos head-coach.
Real Madrid vs Getafe Betting Tips
HT/FT – Real/Real @ 2/3 (1.67)
First half Asian Handicap, Real Madrid -1.5 @ 21/10 (3.10).
Over 3.5 ft match goals @ 11/10 (2.10).