With this fixture having a history of early goals, our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes the wise money should go on a goal being scored before 25 minutes
It is of course a match that Jose Mourinho's side are expected to win, and Bet365 price an away victory at 2/7 (1.28), while Getafe are offered at 17/2 (9.50) to record a win, something they last did against Madrid in 2008.
It was Madrid's form away from home that ultimately saw them claim the Spanish title for the 32nd time last season, with their record of 16 away wins by far the highest in the division.
Following a disappointing start to their league campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Valencia, Madrid will be all too aware of the importance of claiming all three points.
An early goal will settle any nerves and the price of 5/6 (1.83) for a goal to be scored before 25 minutes looks like a decent bet. It has a habit of paying out in this fixture proving the correct selection in each of the last five matches played between these two sides.
For a value bet, back Madrid to score over 3.5 goals at 3/1 (4.00), which has paid out three of the last five times the sides have played each other.
|Goal scored before 25 minutes at 5/6 (1.83) with Bet365
||Real Madrid to score over 3.5 goals at 3/1(4.00) with Bet365|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.