Real Madrid - Getafe Betting Preview: Back the champions to win both halves at the Bernabeu

Our man in Madrid Phil Kitromilides believes the home side should comfortably win this local derby and is backing Los Blancos to be victorious in both halves
It is an early start for these two sides on Sunday as the local derby between Real Madrid and Getafe kicks off at the Bernabeu at midday local time, 11am in the UK. Madrid since the turn of the year have seen an improvement of form and are unbeaten in the seven matches they have so far played in 2013.

Given the form of their opponents on Sunday that record is unlikely to change and Coral price a home win at 1/6 (1.18). Getafe meanwhile without a win in their last six matches and struggling badly for goals can be backed at 14/1 (15.00) with the draw offered at 6/1 (7.00).

Yet this is one of those matches that Madrid tend to win with the minimal of fuss allowing the Bernabeu faithful to wander off into the afternoon sunshine for a spot of lunch, an unaccustomed luxury for fans who are used to watching their side late at night as a general rule.

When Madrid are masssive favourites at home against unfancied opposition it is extremely tricky to find
any value, with the two general bets being either over 1.5 goals in the first half or Madrid to win both halves.

Two or more goals in the opening 45 minutes is offered at 4/6 (1.65) which is not the biggest price in the world by any stretch of  the imagination but looks a solid bet for punters to sink their proverbial teeth in to.

However the 11/10 (2.10) for Madrid to win both halves looks extremely generous as Los Blancos should have very little problem against a lacklustre Getafe outfit and also considering that this bet has paid out in both of Madrid's last two home matches.

With Real Madrid scoring four times in both of Getafe's last two visits to the Bernabeu, back a high scoring encounter as your value bet, with over 5.5 goals offered at 7/2 (4.50).

Madrid to win both halves at 11/10 (2.00) with Coral
Over 5.5 goals at 7/2 (4.50) with Coral

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on TV in Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.