La Liga match preview: Real Madrid vs Getafe

La Liga match preview: Real Madrid vs Getafe

Real Madrid vs Getafe match preview

Real Madrid will seek to maintain their 100 per cent home start in La Liga when they welcome Getafe to Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Blancos have only dropped two points this season, with their draw at Villarreal, and sit fourth in the table, behind Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal.

Real will make it 20 consecutive home league wins if they can beat their regional rivals. They go into this game off the back of defeating Galatasaray 1-6 in the Champions League.

Gareth Bale will make his debut as Santiago Bernabeu. He will very like make it in the starting line-up, together with Cristiano Ronaldo, Angel di Maria and Karim Benzema, as Carlo Ancelotti is planning on resting Isco and Luka Modric.

The Italian manager will miss Iker Casillas, Fabio Coentrao, Marcelo and Raphael Varane, who are close to returning from injuries, and also Xabi Alonso, who seems to have problems in recovering from surgery. Sergio Ramos is a doubt, as he ended Galatasaray’s game very tired.

Getafe have only picked up one victory in La Liga, when they beat Osasuna 2-1. They sit 13th in the table with one draw and two losses.

Luis Garcia Plaza has no new injury concerns and could name the same Getafe starting eleven that beat Osasuna. Although Real are favourites for the win, the Spanish manager has admitted they will fight for the win. In fact, they beat Los Blancos in their last season meeting at Getafe.

Possible line-ups:

Real Madrid: Diego Lopez; Arbeloa, Nacho, Pepe, Carvajal; Khedira, Illarramendi; Ronaldo, Bale, Di Maria; Benzema.

Getafe: Moya; Escudero, Alexis, Lopez, Arroyo; Mosquera, Michel; Castro, Lafita, Leon; Miku.