Getafe vs. Real Madrid Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 7-2-2020
Getafe (14-10-8) vs. Real Madrid (21-8-3)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 16:00 ET
Venue: Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium, Madrid, Spain
The Line: Getafe +719/ Draw +363/ Real Madrid -277; O/U 2.5
TV: beIN Sport, CANAL+ Sport 2, Cmore Fotboll, Cmore Sport, DAZN Deutsch, Digi Sport
The Spanish La Liga's round 33 continues on Thursday with Real Madrid (WWWWW) hosting Getafe (WDDDL) at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium in Madrid.
With only 5 matches remaining, Real Madrid is looking to extend their lead and claim their 34th La Liga title. Real Madrid sits at the top of the table with 71 points, 2 points ahead of Barcelona. The tie between the duos was broken last week when Real Madrid won their 5th match while Barcelona was held to a 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo. So far this season, Real Madrid has recorded 21 wins, 8 losses, and 3 draws. Real Madrid has a perfect record since league restart, although their last two La Liga games both featured under 2.5 goals. In their last time out, Real Madrid recorded a lucky one-goal win over Espanyol. In the match, Casemiro lashed a brilliant pass from Karim Benzema into the middle of the net just before half-time. Although Real Madrid recorded 69% ball possession and 14 goal attempts, they were unable to secure another goal till the end of the match. In total, Real Madrid has recorded 60 goals, 45 assists, 198 shots on target from 447 shots, 65 yellow cards, and one red card booking.
Key players on Real Madrid's offense are Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard. Benzema has scored 17 goals and recorded 7 assists, the team's highest. He also has recorded 100 shots and 51 shots on-target. In front of the net for Real Madrid is Thibaut Courtois. Courtois is the league's best goalkeeper, recording the highest clean sheets and lowest goals allowed. He has allowed only 18 goals in 29 appearances, an average of 0.62 goals conceded per 90 minutes. The Belgian goalkeeper has an impressive record, making him one of the best goalkeepers all over Europe. He has also recorded 63 saves and 15 clean sheets.
On the other hand, Getafe sits in the fifth position with 52 points, 2 points away from the final UEFA Champions League spot occupied by Sevilla. Overall, Getafe has recorded 14 wins, 10 draws, and 8 losses. A last time out win over Real Sociedad extended Getafe's unbeaten run to 4 matches. Getafe's performance since league restart is average, recording just 5 goals and 5 concedes in their last 5 games. In their last game against Real Sociedad, Getafe's forward, Jamie Mata netted an opener in the 20th minute of the game. However, Adnan Januzaj scored an equalizer for Real Sociedad. Finally, Jamie Mata netted a late winning goal to record a brace for himself and a three-point win for the team. Getafe has recorded 42 goals, 28 assists, 305 shots, 114 shots on-target, 113 yellow cards, and one red card booking.
Jamie Mata will make his 29th season appearance for Getafe in this match. The 31-year-old Spanish forward is the team's highest goalscorer. He has recorded 11 goals, 3 assists, 40 shots, and 22 shots on target. In front of the net, David Soria will make his 33rd goalkeeping appearance for Getafe this season. He has conceded 30 goals, an average of 0.94 goals per 90 minutes, 61 saves and 13 clean sheets, which put him in the 4th position.
Getafe has not recorded any win against Real Madrid since 2012. Also, Real Madrid has won 6 of their last meetings by at least 4 goals, giving them confidence in booking another win, three points closer to the league title. Real Madrid still holds the second-best home game record behind Barcelona. The Madrid stars have won an impressive 12 out of 16 home games. In contrast, Getafe has won 6 out of 15 away games, which puts them in the 5th position.
Coach: José Bordalás
Goalkeeper: David Soria
Players: A. Rodriguez Diaz, Chema, Etxeita, Allan Nyom, Jamie Mata, Damian Suarez, Mathias Olivera, Marc Cucurella, Mauro Arambarri and Nemanja Maksimovic
Coach: Zinedine Zidane
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois
Players: Daniel Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Luca Nodric, Toni Kroos, Eden Hazard, Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema
Prediction: Take Real Madrid -277
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