Match Today: Real Madrid vs Getafe 08-10-2022 La Liga
Real Madrid travel to Getafe in La Liga on Saturday night, and Los Blancos will be desperate to get back to winning ways.
Real Madrid dropped points for the first time this season in their last game against Osasuna. The draw saw them lose their place at the top of the table against their arch-rivals Barcelona. The Catalan giants are now leading the standings because of their superiority in scoring.
So, Real Madrid will be determined to regain its place at the top of La Liga by beating Getafe. Real Madrid managed to recover from their 1-1 draw with Osasuna by beating Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 in the Champions League earlier this week. It will be interesting to see if they can build on it and put together another winning round now.
Meanwhile, Getafe is currently 14th in La Liga, after just two wins from seven matches. They entered this competition after losing 3-2 at home to Real Valladolid, and it will be interesting to see if the hosts can go ahead and produce a surprising result in front of their fans. Real Madrid have not lost in 34 of their last 37 La Liga matches.
Real Madrid have kept eight clean sheets in their last nine matches against Getafe in all competitions. Real Madrid have not lost any defeat in 17 of their last 18 matches against Getafe in all competitions.
Real Madrid have scored at least two goals in eight of their last ten matches on the road in La Liga. Getafe has scored at least two goals in the last three La Liga matches.
Real Madrid vs Getafe
Quique Sanchez Flores will have a full-fledged squad to choose from, and Getafe are hopeful of a morale run against the defending champions. Quique Sanchez Flores is expected to play his team in a 3-5-2 formation. David Soria is ready to start in goal. Gaston Alvarez, Domingos Duarte and Jenny Dakonam will be the central defenders who will form the central defense unit. Damian Suarez and Fabrizio Angleri should be deployed at full-back, expected to outnumber Real Madrid's midfield and provide additional cover for the central defence. Finally, Ines Onal and former Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral will lead the home team's streak this weekend.
Real Madrid will miss the choice of its first goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, due to a back injury. Meanwhile, midfielder Dani Ceballos and striker Karim Benzema will miss the Getafe match this weekend.
Getafe vs Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti is set to continue his usual 4-3-3 system here. Andre Lunin is expected to replace the injured Courtois.
In the quadruple defense line, Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy will be deployed at full-back, and Antonio Rudiger will partner with David Alaba at the heart of Real Madrid's defense.
While the in-form Modric and Kroos will be responsible for adding a creative spark to the side and controlling the tempo of the match, Chuamini is expected to recover the ball and reduce the opponent's attacks. As for the three strikers, Federico Valverde is expected to appear on the right side.
Vinicius Junior will reprise his role on the left flank, with Rodrygo Guess leading Real Madrid's streak against Getafe. The Brazil international has produced an outstanding performance for Real Madrid this season. Although Los Blancos have not been at their best in the last two games, Vinicius Junior managed to score in both games and is our player to watch. The Real Madrid striker will seek to upset the Getafe defense with his speed, dynamism and movement.
Vinicius has scored in six of his last eight matches in all competitions and will fantasize about his chances of scoring again. Real Madrid will be full of motivation ahead of this game after their disappointing draw against Osasuna. Furthermore, the away team has an exceptional record against an opponent on Saturday. They have only lost one of their last 18 matches against Getafe.