Real Madrid vs Getafe: Whites should win La Liga opener

Real Madrid vs Getafe: Whites should win La Liga opener

Kick-off: 2115, 19/08/2018

Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid can recover from their UEFA Super Cup loss to city rivals Atletico by starting the new La Liga season with a win over Getafe at the Bernabeu.

The Whites have won the last nine head-to-head meetings between these sides, with the most recent being a 3-1 triumph at this venue in March.

However, the visitors have at least hit the back of the net in five straight encounters, so 9/5 for a home win and both teams to score is our first Real Madrid vs Getafe prediction.

A Look At Real Madrid’s Betting Odds

Real began life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane by going down 4-2 to Atletico in extra-time in Estonia.

Julen Lopetegui’s side fell behind in the opening minute to a Diego Costa strike, but rallied through Karim Benzema’s header and a penalty from Sergio Ramos.

However, Costa levelled on 79 minutes and then quick-fire goals from Saul Niguez and Koke proved decisive in the additional half an hour.

Lopetegui said: “We had good game phases but it was not enough. We have to congratulate Atletico, I believe that they have won deservedly.”

He added: “We want to get up now and think about the league, which makes us excited. The team has won few La Ligas in recent seasons and we want to start well.”

Playing 120 minutes in a venue located more than 2,400 miles from the Spanish capital was not ideal, though, so Real may settle for just a solid success this weekend.

Looking at the Real Madrid vs Getafe odds, we reckon 10/1 for a 3-1 home win stands out.

A Look At Getafe’s Betting Odds

Getafe finished last season in a very respectable eighth place, closing with a fine run of five victories in seven games.

There have been no spectacular comings or goings in the summer transfer window and keeping hold of Togo defender Dakonam Djene was probably their best bit of business.

Loic Remy has moved on following a decent loan spell, but top scorer Angel is still on board after netting 13 times in La Liga last term.

Pepe Bordalas will no doubt be aiming for another mid-table effort and 21/20 for the visitors to score will attract support in Real Madrid vs Getafe betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

REAL MADRID 2-4 Atletico Madrid (AET) – Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos (pen)

Malaga 0-1 GETAFE – Loic Remy (pen)

Head-to-head: Real Madrid 3-1 Getafe, Getafe 1-2 Real Madrid, Getafe 1-5 Real Madrid, Real Madrid 4-1 Getafe, Real Madrid 7-3 Getafe, Getafe 0-3 Real Madrid

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