Real Madrid will travel to the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum on Sunday night to face Getafe in what is an essential match for Los Blancos.
Zinedine Zidane’s men are just one point behind their fierce rivals Atletico Madrid and have their eyes fixed on a possible 35th La Liga title.
Real Madrid are in incredible shape as they have just secured their qualification for the semi-finals of the Champions League. They were also victorious in the recent Clásico against Barcelona.
Getafe have not won in five consecutive games, but they can turn out to be a difficult client in their day. They held Atlético de Madrid to a goalless draw in March, and Real Madrid know not to take their next rivals lightly.
Real Madrid vs Getafe Head-to-Head
Real Madrid have recorded 21 wins and Getafe 2 wins while two matches have ended in draws.
Getafe’s last victory against Los Merengues came way back in 2012. Since then, Real Madrid have beaten the Azulones every single time, bar one.
Getafe team news
No side in the division has scored fewer goals than Getafe this season, so the absence of forwards Cucho, Enes Unal and Dario Poveda doesn’t help. Takefusa Kubo is also ineligible to face his parent club.
Injuries: Cucho, Enes Unal, Dario Poveda, Erick Cabaco, Sofian Chakla
Ineligible: Takefusa Kubo
Real Madrid team news
The visitors have serious concerns in the defensive department with Sergio Ramos and Nacho Fernandes both unavailable. Raphael Varane may also be unable to make a recovery from COVID-19 in time for this match.
Madrid will also miss the services of defensive midfielder Casemiro, who was given his marching orders in their game against Barcelona.
Injuries: Sergio Ramos, Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vasquez
Doubtful: Raphael Varane, Eden Hazard
Suspensions: Casemiro, Nacho
Getafe vs Real Madrid predicted XI
Getafe predicted XI (4-2-3-1): David Soria; Allan Nyom; Djene; David Timor; Mathías Olivera; Mauro Arambarri; Nemanja Maksimović; Carles Aleñá; Marc Cucurella; Francisco Portillo; Jaime Mata
Real Madrid predicted XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Alvaro Odriozola; Eder Militao; Victor Chust; Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric; Toni Kroos; Fede Valverde; Vinicius Jr.; Karim Benzema; Marco Asensio
Prediction Getafe 0-2 Real Madrid
Sunday, April 18, 2021
kick-off time: 20:00 CET