Real Madrid look for a better La Liga campaign than last season when they host Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night. Real Madrid finished only third in La Liga last term, three points behind 2nd-placed Atletico Madrid and 17 behind the La Liga champions Barcelona. Meanwhile, Getafe had a strong La Liga campaign last season, finishing just three points adrift of the Europa League places. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Real Madrid have won three of their four friendlies in pre-season, but suffered a disappointing 2-4 defeat in extra-time at the hands of their rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in midweek. It would be interesting to see how Real Madrid will adapt their tactics after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus this summer.
Getafe, on the flip side, have had a flawless pre-season campaign, winning four and drawing three of their seven friendlies. In addition, Getafe looked amazing towards the end of the previous La Liga season, having lost just once in their last seven league fixtures. Furthermore, Getafe were the 7th best away team in the division, collecting 25 points from 19 league trips.
Real Madrid have a perfect head-to-head record against Getafe, but their defeat against Atletico Madrid in midweek showed us that they aren’t the same team they were last season. Our betting tips and predictions would back the Asian Handicap +2.25 on Real Madrid at odds 1.65.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Asian Handicap +2.25 on Real Madrid at odds 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
Despite the fact that they have lost the UEFA Super Cup trophy this week, Real Madrid are playing now in front of their own fans and they have been a strong side at the Bernabeu last season. Los Blancos have only lost three of their 19 home league fixtures last season. However, the most recent two games between these two sides have been cagey affair, so we fancy Getafe to cover the Asian Handicap +2.25 here. Our preview expect Asian Handicap +2.25 on Real Madrid at odds 1.65.
Real Madrid to win at odds 1.18
Real Madrid vs Getafe Draw at odds 7.00
Getafe to win at odds 15.00
Correct Score odds
Although Getafe have lost their most recent five meetings with Real Madrid, they still managed to score in each of these. Furthermore, Getafe looked very well-organized at both ends in pre-season, scoring 15 goals and conceding just three. Our correct score anticipate Real Madrid to win 2-1 at odds 8.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Real Madrid to win 2-1 at odds 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
As we have already said, we expect Real Madrid to win here, but we can’t see a big-margin victory. It’s the first game of the season, so it’s pretty difficult to predict what will happen. It should be goals though, as each of the last five meetings between these two sides in La Liga have seen more than three goals. Our total goals prediction fancies over 2.5 goals at odds 1.44.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
With Ronaldo being a Juventus player now, we expect Gareth Bale to have a free role on the pitch. The Welsh player managed to score 16 goals for Real Madrid in La Liga last season and we fancy him to open the score here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Gareth Bale at odds 4.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Gareth Bale at odds 4.00[/bet_tip_now]
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