Betting news: Real Madrid to ease past Getafe

Betting news: Real Madrid to ease past Getafe

Getafe Real Madrid betting preview

Real Madrid have started 2014 in imperious form, keeping 10 clean sheets in their 12 games so far, while their opponents today are winless in their last eight La Liga fixtures.

City derbies are always tense affairs and can throw up the unexpected. But Real Madrid saw off Atletico de Madrid twice inside a week with little problem, and Madrid’s third team Getafe should provide less of a challenge.

It comes as no surprise then that the visitors are available on the betting markets at 2/7. The host are outsiders at 10/1. The combination of Madrid’s water tight defense and Getafe having scored only one goal in their last six fixtures may explain that.

An attractive option for those looking to put some money on the game may be on the timing of the goal. At 10/11, Real to score in the opening 30 minutes looks like an interesting option, with that bet paying out in seven of Madrid’s last nine games.

In terms of goalscorers, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are both at 3/1 to open the scoring at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Jese Rodriguez is at 4/1 to net the opener. The best odds on a Getafe player getting the first goal in the match are on Romanian forward Ciprian Marica, who can be found at 11/1.