Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid make the short journey to the southern suburb of the Spanish capital, aware of the potential pitfalls which come with a trip to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, the site of Barcelona’s only league defeat this season.
Madrid themselves have painful memories of the small compact stadium. Getafe have won two of their last five home meetings against their bigger, more famous neighbours from the north, while the three victories for Madrid have been tight and nervy.
Madrid, of course, are flying high at the top of the table and could be ten points clear of Barcelona should they win against Getafe, but their hosts for the evening are on a decent run of their own, as they are unbeaten in their last six matches.
Los Blancos are priced at 33/100 to win the match and while it is a game they should triumph in, any victory is likely to be hard fought.
It is also unlikely to be a goal-fest, with Getafe prone to keeping things tight at the back. Remember that Barcelona, for all their attacking endeavour, failed to score here back in November (although they did have what seemed a legitimate goal ruled out for offside).
Getafe’s last four home games have all seen fewer than 2.5 goals, while Madrid in recent weeks have been workmanlike in their performances away from the Bernabeu.
Even so, the best bet for the game – and one which offers considerable value – is for under 2.5 goals to be scored in the match.
It is priced at an extremely tempting 13/10, which seems hard to refuse given the fact that Getafe’s last four home games have all seen fewer than 2.5 goals, while Madrid in recent weeks have been workmanlike in their performances away from the Bernabeu.
New customers receive a free £25 bet for joining bwin.com and placing this on Getafe v Real Madrid to feature under three goals would return £57.50 if successful.
Another bet which also works on the assumption of a tight game is in the half-time/full-time market, where Real are priced at 13/4 to win after a drawn first half.
Madrid have failed to be ahead at half-time in their last three away games, but their strength should ultimately see them overcome Getafe, so this selection could be an even more profitable route into a potential away triumph.
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