After gaining control of the La Liga, Real Madrid will be looking to break away from the close clutch of Barcelona as they play host to side Getafe. The match schedules for Thursday at the Santiago Bernabeu with kickoff at 23:00 GMT.
A close 1-0 win over side Espanyol was enough to give back the top spot for the Los Blancos. Despite a spirited fight put by the side, midfielder Casemiro came to the rescue for the giants. The win sets the side two points ahead of their rivals the Catalan giants.
Coach Zidane rotation of the squad since the restart seems to be bearing fruits with top crops coming up. The coach sets for an overhaul at the summer with several first-team players coming to the end of their contracts with the Los Blancos.
Getafe is enjoying a return to top-flight La Liga competition after a series of impressive performances under Coach Bordalas. The side is currently fifth in the La Liga with 52 points, with two points behind fourth-placed Sevilla.
The side has registered only one loss since the restart with three draws elevating the side. A 2-1 win over Real Sociedad was enough to hold off the competition from the side. However, a trip to the Santiago Bernabeu will prove a hard nut for the side to crack.
Real Madrid vs Getafe Head to Head
Both sides have 26 games between them with Getafe taking home four wins, with the Los Blancos with 19 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the La Liga:
Getafe 0-3 Real Madrid
Getafe 0-0 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-0 Getafe
Real Madrid 3-1 Getafe
Getafe 1-2 Real Madrid
Getafe 1-5 Real Madrid
Real Madrid Team News
Zidane received injury boosts this week with the return of forwarding Lucas Vasquez and Luka Jovic to training after recovering from injuries. However, their use in the squad sets to be minimal. The only injury woe at the camp is defender Fernandez. Winger Hazard who showed discomfort with his ankle is back to training.
Getafe Team News
Coach Bordalas has shown a tough and physical style this season. Attacking midfielder Jaime Mata is yet to recover his form before the restart. Fans will be hoping the goal against Vallavoid will spark a series of an impressive performance from the Spaniard. A returning figure for the side will be Djene Dakonam.
Prediction and Odds
Real Madrid will be looking to extend their lead in the league, and we expect a high scoring encounter for the Los Blancos.
Real Madrid Win
Goals Over 2.5
First to Score: Real Madrid