Real Madrid vs Getafe Match Preview, Soccer Prediction, and Betting Tips
Real Madrid are starting a season for the first time in 9 years without Cristiano Ronaldo on their books, and it would interesting to see how they fair.
Los Blancos have not had the best competitive start in the post-Ronaldo era though. They were beaten 2-0 by Manchester United in the International Champions Cup and also lost their only competitive fixture to date to city rivals Atletico.
Diego Simeone’s men beat they 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup after extra time to earn the early bragging rights. With only three new signings this summer, Los Blancos may have to return to the transfer market for a new defender and a new attacker after that loss.
With Barcelona stockpiling good players and Atletico Madrid showing signs of stability, Julen Lopetegui looks set to endure a frustrating season if no new players come through.
Getafe are a notoriously difficult side to break down and that was the major reason they survive last season having just been promoted. They have kept that defensive solidity in preseason as they have kept a clean sheet in all of their last matches ahead of this game.
Real Madrid have won 9 straight matches against Getafe since a 2-1 away defeat in August 2012. Both teams have scored in all of the last 5 meetings though.