Real Madrid vs. Getafe: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
Following a draw at Villarreal last weekend, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Real Madrid will look to get back on track in La Liga when they play host to struggling Getafe at the Bernabeu on Sunday.
Luis Garcia Plaza's Los Azulones have won just one of their four league matches coming in, but boast some danger of their own up front in the form of striker Miku and midfielder Diego Castro Gimenez, who have combined to score three goals in La Liga this season.
However, despite Getafe's promise, Carlo Ancelotti and the new-look Real will be mighty favorites in the wake of their recent dismantling of Galatasaray in the Champions League and 4-0 thrashing of Los Azulones at the Bernabeu last January.
Below we'll get you set with everything you need to know for this weekend's showdown in Madrid.
Where: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST
Watch: beIN Sport (U.S.), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)
Real Madrid: 79 percent
Getafe: 8 percent
Draw: 13 percent
*Odds courtesy of Bloomberg Sports.
Top Storyline: Will Real Madrid Bounce Back and Keep Pace in La Liga?
Los Blancos will take to the pitch against an overmatched Getafe squad just days after Ronaldo, who signed an extension with the club last week, scored a hat-trick in Real's 6-1 drubbing of Galatasaray in the club's opening Champions League matchup on Tuesday.
Therefore, fans should be watching to see whether Ancelotti's squad can keep the positive momentum going in league play.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are both perfect and sitting atop the league table through the first month, meaning Real can ill afford to surrender points, especially at home to an inferior club.
There's certainly no shame in coming away from El Madrigal with one point, but with Barca having conquered Spain in four of the past five years, Real must rebound quickly and make a statement in front of their home crowd on Sunday.
Who will win?
Despite the fact that Real showed some vulnerability in last weekend's draw with Villarreal, don't expect Ancelotti's bunch to come away from Sunday's match with anything less than three hard-earned points.
After all, Los Blancos are perfect at the Bernabeu this season while Getafe have been shutout in their two previous road matchups with Real Sociedad and Real Valladolid.
With talent across the board and tons of firepower at their disposal, watch for Real to bounce back with yet another impressive victory over Getafe this weekend.
Real Madrid 3, Getafe 0
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