Real Madrid vs. Getafe 7/2/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Real Madrid 21-8-3, Getafe 14-10-8
7/2/20 4 pm
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Real Madrid is welcoming Getafe to Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in round 33 in Spanish LaLiga.
Real Madrid is the team that’s been in the best form since the restart in LaLiga and they have won all of their 5 games since. During that stretch, Real has scored massive 11 goals, while conceding only 1 goal. Thanks to their good form, Real Madrid has taken over the first place from Barcelona and they now have 71 points, 1 point more than Barcelona, but one game less. Real Madrid has scored 60 goals, which is great, but what separates Real from the rest of LaLiga is their outstanding defense this season. Real Madrid has conceded only 21 goals this season, 14 less than Barcelona. Karim Benzema has scored 17 goals and added 7 assists for Real Madrid this season, while Ramos added 8 goals. Nacho and Reiner are the only two injured players for Real Madrid. In their most recent game in LaLiga against Espanyol on the road, Real Madrid has had 69% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 88% of the correct passes. Real Madrid has had plenty of chances in this game, but they were able to score only 1 goal at the end of the first half, but even that was enough for another win for Real Madrid. This season is tighter than most over the last few years, and as long as Real is playing this good defensively, their chances of winning the title are great.
Getafe has lost their first game after the restart, then tied their next three games, while finally winning a game this past weekend. Getafe is in 5th place in the standings with 52 points, just 5 points away from the Champions League. Getafe isn’t overly attractive team and they scored 42 goals this season, but their defense has been solid, and they conceded only 30 goals. In their last LaLiga game against Real Sociedad, Getafe has had 40% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and extremely low 53% of accurate passes. Getafe had the lead at the half-time, but in 55th minute Sociedad has tied the game. Getafe didn’t give up and their reward came in 83rd minute when Mata scored a winning goal for Getafe. Jaime Mata is the top goal scorer for Getafe with 11 goals, while Rodriguez added 10 goals. Cucurella has 5 assists for Getafe this season. Manojlovic is the only injured player for Getafe, while Cabaco is still questionable. Getafe is having their best season in history, and their dreams of the Champions League are closer than ever, but Getafe can’t fail now when they finally got their first win since the restart. Getafe must continue playing well, especially on the defensive end which is their forte.
When playing at home, Real Madrid has not lost to Getafe in their last 10 games, while Real is on a 5-game winning streak. Getafe has barely had any success against Real Madrid, and this game is coming in an unfortunate time for Getafe. I have a weird feeling that Real Madrid could slip up here, maybe because I’m a Barcelona fan, but still.