Real is virtually assured of a top-three finish, and is under no kind of pressure as far as their league standing is concerned. The team might like to gun for the runner-up spot, but frankly, the fans would rather the team concentrate on building a team for the next season. It’s funny to think of, but it seems as if the team has raised its level at this point in the season when every trophy is out of hand.
Getafe has been truly a revelation for the Spanish league this season. No one expected them to give a tough chase for the top-four spots, but now their dream is about to come true. They have a two-point lead at the fourth spot and need to defend it for further five match-days.
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Getafe vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Real won the last ten games in a row.
- The last 18 matches returned 17 Madrid wins.
- Real won the last four meetings at this venue.
- Five of the last six encounters had goals from both teams.
Getafe vs Real Madrid Prediction
Real faces a stern test this Thursday, and for new coach Zidane, a game to show his mettle to the fans. Getafe has been one of the best sides in the Liga this season, and a win against them on the road will definitely improve the currently dwindling fan-numbers.
H2h ties surely put Real as favorites. They won an astounding last ten encounters in a stretch, and 17 of the last 18 as well. At this venue, Real won the last four straight ties, and seven of the last eight. Moreover, Getafe was winless in four of their last six fixtures, whereas Real was unbeaten in six of their last seven.
Getafe vs Real Madrid Head to Head
Real Madrid have a 20-5 lead in the head to head against Getafe with two draws from 27 previous matches. Los Blancos have won the last seven meetings, including a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Getafe are likely to struggle without Dakonam who has played a pivotal role at the back in recent matches. Jorge Molina has not been particularly prolific at the other end of the pitch lately with just four goals in his last 10 matches.
Karim Benzema will be the one to watch for Real Madrid having scored 11 goals in his last 10 La Liga matches. The Frenchman should combine well with Isco and Gareth Bale to get the better of a weakened Getafe defence.