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Real Madrid 2/3 to beat Getafe in Sunday’s La Liga showdown

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, La Liga 17 Apr 2021

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Competition: La Liga

Market: Real Madrid win

Odds: 2/3 @ 888sport

Looking to regain their spot at the top of the table this weekend, Real Madrid will make the trip to a struggling Getafe on Sunday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Getafe might have once again impressed many across Spain last season, The Blues are enduring a real crisis. Putting in another worrying display on home soi last weekend, José Bordalás’ side were hit with a 1-0 loss against Cadiz and they still hold just a four-point buffer over slipping into the bottom-three. Really failing to build off of that 3-0 victory against an inconsistent Valencia back in February, Getafe have failed to win any of their last five top-flight matchups. Facing what will be another stern test at The Coliseum Alfonso Pérez on Sunday night, it’s also worth highlighting that Bordalás’ men have recorded just a single win in their last 12 straight top-flight contests. Gaining a reputation for their extended issues in the final third, Sunday’s hosts have scored just a single strike in over 400 minutes of action.

As for the visitors, playing out a 0-0 stalemate away at Anfield earlier in the week, Real Madrid extended on their Champions League adventure on foreign soil. With the mood in their camp likely to still be at a real high, Zinedine Zidane’s men know that victory this weekend can see them reclaim their spot at the top of the La Liga table. Likely to still be boosted by that impressive 2-1 win against bitter rivals Barcelona in the El Clasico, the former French icon finds his side enjoying an extended 14-match unbeaten run on either side of the international break, a run that stems back to the end of January. Smelling what is a golden chance on their travels this week, it should also be noted that Los Blancos hold a rampant record against Sunday’s hosts. Winning each of their last four straight meetings against Getafe, we’re backing a similar outcome this weekend.

Bet: Real Madrid 2/3 to beat Getafe in Sunday’s La Liga showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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