And now the Spanish Primera is back! The lion’s share of the new 19th round takes place on Sunday. And it all starts with the metropolitan derby, with Getafe taking on Real Madrid. The clubs have had a different 1st round, but both sides need points, albeit for different reasons – who will get there? Journalists for the website have created a prediction for this match on January 2, 2022. Full match statistics and all odds can be found at 1xbet login.
Getafe even tougher than expected
The Blues entered this season without any optimism. Already, last season showed that the project began to decline noticeably. And everyone was calm about the departure of Pep Bordalas – he had achieved many successes with a modest club – but perhaps that partnership had really exhausted itself. The main problem was that, frankly, they did not guess the successor Michela had to be sacked as early as the beginning of October, when the team was going last. Kike Sanchez Flores was now in his 3rd stint as coach of Getafe. It didn’t work out for him straight away either. The first win, for example, was not taken until October 31, in the 12th round. But before Christmas, the Moscow City side were unbeaten in five games, ending their relegation zone. Albeit formally, on extra points.
Real Madrid celebrate the winter holidays as the unqualified leaders of the Primera Amerta
“The ‘Cream’, of course, are also lucky. Atletico are experiencing a record black streak under Diego Simeone. Barcelona are still struggling to emerge from their internal problems, and it is already clear that the appointment of Xavi has not been a panacea. But the Galacticos themselves are very good. Yes, they interrupted their winning streak by failing to score against Cadiz, but even there they did everything to win – over 80% of possession, over 20 shots, and nine saves by the visitors’ goalkeeper. And let’s not forget that it was also the peak of the coronavirus outbreak. On 22 December, they won 2-1 against Athletic in Bilbao, with Benzema scoring twice (Karim now has 15 goals in that ‘temporada’). But it is also the “El Clasico”, and Marcelino’s Basques tried very hard to put up resistance to the favourite…
Real Madrid, of course, unequivocally dominate this pairing. But, for example, in April, on the same pitch, Getafe managed to hold on for a nil draw.
Getafe have improved after the change of mentor, but Real this season is simply on the head of everyone. We bet on the visitors’ victory with a -1 goal handicap (odds are 2.03).