Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio Santiago Bernabeu will host Saturday’s local derby between Real Madrid and Getafe, the two teams who sit in the opposite sides of the table. Los Blancos are eager to regain the La Liga title, while los Azulones are fighting tooth and nail to avoid relegation. Real Madrid defeated Celta Vigo on Karim Benzema’s return from injury, with the team cementing top position in the standings.
The league leaders aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and the bookies see them as favourites to win the small Madrid derby. Luka Jovic has joined the likes of Isco and Eden Hazard in the recovery room, but there are no suspended players in the home team. Getafe, on the other hand, picked up vital three points from the Mallorca game, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry at “Bernabeu”. To make things even worse for the visitors, midfielder Mauro Arambarri is banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Karim Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams.
On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.
Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
Highlighted Team (Getafe):
Getafe Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from the suburb of Madrid. The club hosts its home games in the Coliseum Alfonso Perez which holds a capacity of 17 7000 seats. The club managed to reach the Primera Division in 2004. The main club colors are blue and red. The fans of Getafe gave the club the nickname Azulones or Geta.
The biggest succes of Getafe was in the season 2006/2007 where the club reached the final of the Copa del Rey which they lost 1-0 against Sevilla FC. Getafe CF played in the UEFA Cup once in 2007 where they end in the quarter finals after playing against Bayern Munich.
Known players that played for Getafe in their football career are: David Silva, Raul Albiol, Aragones and Daniel Guiza.