The top-4 clash in La Liga will see the in-form Getafe CF playing host to the mighty Real Madrid at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, in Getafe, Spain, on Friday night (IST).
What competition it is? La Liga
Teams: Getafe CF and Real Madrid
Kick Off: Friday 26 April
Match Timing: 01:00 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (17,393)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream select La Liga League matches in India. In addition, the matches can also be enjoyed on the official Facebook App and website.
You can see the spirit of Leicester in Getafe CF. A team holding just 17,393 inside their home stadium, punching above its weight, and making the mockery out of every prediction; this is some story which can infuse motivation into the most despondent soul.
Who would have thought at the start of the campaign that this tiny football club from the southern part of the Madrid metropolitan area, would be challenging for the Champions League places this season?
They are actually, sitting fourth as things stand in La Liga. The season is too long to even doubt their potential. No team can be in a situation like they are without showing any commendable consistency.
Getafe made their case for the top-four even more solid with a phenomenal 3-0 win over direct rivals Sevilla.
But the Azulones can't get carried away at this stage of the competition as Real Madrid and Barcelona are two of their opponents in their remaining five games.
Though Getafe are flying high on the table, they haven't been at their best in the last six games or so, picking up just eight points in that period. As a result, both Valencia and Sevilla managed to cut the deficit to just two points.
However, Getafe are in full control of their top-4 hopes and it's up to the players to rise up to the challenge.
While Real Madrid were officially out of the title race after Barcelona's 0-2 win over Deportivo Alaves.
It has been a pretty average season for the Los Blancos who were forced to go through three managerial changes. But with the return of Zinedine Zidane, the feel-good factor is certainly back at the Santiago Bernabeu.
A brilliant hat-trick from Karim Benzema saw real Madrid comfortable beat Atheltic Bilbao last weekend.
The Frenchman has been in a remarkable form all season and has racked up 21 goals this season.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Getafe CF – D L D W D W
Real Madrid – W W D L W L D
RM vs GEF Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Getafe CF vs Real Madrid Team News:
Injured – Amath Ndiaye and Vitorino Antunes both miss out due to their respective injuries.
Suspended – While Getafe will be without Djene Dakonam due to his straight red card against Sevilla last weekend.
Questionable – And Dimitri Foulquier is carrying a knock and will be assessed before the match.
Note: Damian Suarez is expected to start at right-back, while Leandro Cabrera could come in to replace the suspended Dakonam.
Key Players – Mauro Arambarri, Jaime Mata
Injured – Alvaro Odriozola and Vinicius Junior are out for the rest of the season.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Club captain Sergio Ramos has been suffering from a hamstring injury for the past two weeks, but the 33-year-old Centre-back may be available for selection for this game.
Note: Thibaut Courtois is back in training which means Zidane has some decision to make regarding the goalkeeping position. The 21-goal hitman Karim Benzema will lead the attack, with the likes of Isco and Gareth Bale or Lucas Vazquez or Marco Asensio giving him support up front.
Key Players – Karim Benzema, Luka Modric
RM vs GEF Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Getafe CF– Soria (GK), Suarez, Gonzalez, Miquel, Cabrera, Shibasaki, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Mata, Molina, Duro
Real Madrid– Navas (GK), Varane, Vallejo, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Vazquez, Asensio, Benzema
RM vs GEF Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
This will be the 28th meeting between the two Madrid club with the mighty Real Madrid dominating the fixture with 20 wins, with Getafe winning 5 matches.
However, Getafe's last win against Madrid came in 2012, and we back the Los Blancos to avoid a defeat here.
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