Real Madrid-Getafe Preview: Los Blancos look to extend 21-match unbeaten home Liga run
Jose Mourinho's side will have revenge on their minds on Sunday after suffering defeat at the hands of their cross-city rivals in the reverse fixture in August
By Karthick Arvinth
Arbeloa, Albiol, Ramos, Coentrao
Di Maria, Modric, Ronaldo
Valera, Lopo, Alexis, Escudero
Castro, Rodriguez, Michel, Gavilan
Real Madrid will be without goalkeeper Iker Casillas for the Primera Division clash against Getafe because of a broken thumb.
The Santiago Bernabeu club have signed Sevilla's Diego Lopez as replacement, but Antonio Adan is expected to deputise on Sunday.
Sergio Ramos and Kaka return from bans but defender Pepe remains sidelined with an ankle injury.
Getafe have completed the loan signing of left-back Sergio Escudero from Schalke in time for him to feature at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mane, Miguel Torres, Xavi Torres, Angel Lafita and Pedro Leon are all ruled out, while defender David Abraham has been sold to Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim.
Winger Diego Castro returns from suspension but boss Luis Garcia will watch the game from the stands as he serves the second of his two-game touchline ban.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Real Madrid are on a six-match unbeaten run in all competitions, keeping four clean sheets in that sequence.
- The Castilian giants are on a 21-game unbeaten streak in La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) has scored eight goals in his last six appearances against Getafe.
- Getafe are on an eight-match winless run across all competitions (D5, L3).
- Los Azulones have lost seven of their last eight meetings with Madrid.
- Getafe have lost their last three away games, letting in 10 goals in the process.
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Top 3 Predictions
Real Madrid CF 4-0 Getafe
- 13.91 %
Real Madrid CF 3-1 Getafe
- 9.6 %
Real Madrid CF 3-0 Getafe
- 9.3 %
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Jan 27, 2013||Real Madrid CF 4 - Getafe 0|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Aug 26, 2012||Getafe 2 - Real Madrid CF 1|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Feb 4, 2012||Getafe 0 - Real Madrid CF 1|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Sep 10, 2011||Real Madrid CF 4 - Getafe 2|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||May 10, 2011||Real Madrid CF 4 - Getafe 0|
|Real Madrid CF|
|Jun 1, 2013||Real Madrid CF 4 - Osasuna 2||LIGA|
|May 26, 2013||Real Sociedad 3 - Real Madrid CF 3||LIGA|
|May 17, 2013||Real Madrid CF 1 - Atletico Madrid 2||ESPC|
|May 11, 2013||Espanyol 1 - Real Madrid CF 1||LIGA|
|May 8, 2013||Real Madrid CF 6 - Malaga 2||LIGA|
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|Returns:||Getafe £2010.00||Sign up with William Hill for a free bet up to £25|
|18||Raúl Albiol Tortajada||Defender|
|22||Ángel Di María||Midfielder|
|13||Diego López Rodríguez||Goalkeeper|
|10||Jaime Gavilán Martínez||Midfielder|
The reserve goalkeeper looks set for an extended run in the first-team, including key fixtures against Barcelona and Manchester United in the Copa del Rey and Champions League respectively due to Iker Casillas' fractured hand. Adan will hope to make the most of his opportunity and establish himself in the starting XI.
The highly-regarded youngster has made an impression in his loan spell at Getafe, netting two goals in his last four matches. Alcacer will be keen to announce himself on the big stage by performing well at the Bernabeu.
Despite their inconsistent form, Madrid should have little trouble in dispatching their city rivals, who are struggling for goals at the moment.
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