Getafe vs Real MadridLa Liga, KO: 20:00 Feb 1, 2024, Estadio Coliseum
Real Madrid will be looking to maintain their good form as they travel to Getafe for a rescheduled La Liga fixture on Thursday. The motivation is to leapfrog leaders Girona and Real are expected to have the upper hand over their out of sorts hosts.
Getafe are coming off a 2-0 victory over Granada in their previous La Liga fixture. Efforts from Mason Greenwood and Borja Mayoral gave them a two-goal lead at the break and they were able to hold on for the win.
It was a vital win for Getafe, who have not been at their best in recent weeks. Jose Bordalas’ men have lost three of their last five matches across all competitions and are currently 10th in the La Liga standings, seven points off the European places.
The good news for Getafe is that the derby is at the Estadio Coliseum, where they have done their best work this season. They have only lost once at home in the La Liga and head into Thursday’s clash with four wins in their last five matches in front of their fans.
Real Madrid were also victorious last time out in La Liga as they picked up a 2-1 win at Las Palmas. They fought back from a goal down with Vinicius Junior netting the equaliser before Aurelien Tchouameni grabbed the winner six minutes from time.
That was the fifth straight La Liga victory for Real Madrid, who appear to have made a habit of coming from behind in recent weeks. Sitting just one point behind Girona, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have the chance to go top with a win on Thursday.
Real Madrid have also impressed on their travels this season and head to the Estadio Coliseum unbeaten in their last seven away matches. They have picked up five wins in that run, including a 2-1 victory at Barcelona.
How the bookies view it
Real Madrid have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 11/20 by 10bet to claim the win. A victory for Getafe is valued at 11/2 by Paddy Power while a draw is set at odds of 16/5 by William Hill.
Recent head to head
Real Madrid always seem to get the better of Getafe and have won the last four meetings. Los Blancos came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in September.
Players to watch
Borja Mayoral is the leading scorer for Getafe with 14 goals and will be the one to watch on Thursday. The striker was also on target in the reverse fixture and is priced at 10/3 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Vinicius Junior has five goals in his last four matches for Real Madrid and is priced at 6/4 by BoyleSports to maintain his scoring run on Thursday. Jude Bellingham will be looking to add to his 14 La Liga goals and having also been on target in the reverse fixture, could be backed to find the net at 15/8 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Both teams were on target in the reverse fixture and could be set for a similar outcome at evens with bet365. That fixture produced over 2.5 goals which is valued at 19/20 with bet365 while over 3.5 goals is priced at 13/5 by BetVictor.
Real Madrid are priced at minimal odds for a straight victory so a win and over 2.5 goals could be considered at 6/4 with Coral.
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