Real Madrid has a chance on Thursday to become the clear-cut favorite to win La Liga when Los Blancos host Getafe at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. Not playing at the Santiago Bernabeu due to renovations, Real welcomes the formidable local side to its reserve team field where Real has looked sharp since play resumed. Leading Barcelona by a point entering this game, Real can move four points clear with five games to go if it secures a victory in this one.
Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
- Date: Thursday, July 2
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano — Madrid, Spain
- TV: beIN Sports
- Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Real Madrid -225; Getafe +700; Draw +333 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Real Madrid: The fantastic form should continue here, but the key will be quick movement in attack. We’ve seen time and time again that Real is just in sync, be it Eden Hazard setting up Karim Benzema or Benzema setting up Casemiro in the 1-0 win over Espanyol. There is a confidence in this side that should be evident here. Real’s increasing danger from set pieces could mean trouble for a Getafe team that will aim to slow down the pace.
Getafe: Champions League hopes are slipping, and Getafe may need a win here to really have a chance. Easier said than done. Expect Getafe to play with 10 behind the ball regularly and try to slow things down by playing physical. Real is the hottest team in the league and getting a point would be a fine result. But Getafe has to clean up a defense that has been sloppy as of late.
Real Madrid vs. Getafe prediction
Real keeps its hot form going with three more points. Pick: Real Madrid 3, Getafe 1