When Real Madrid travels to the Coliseum on Thursday to play Getafe in La Liga, they will have the opportunity to take the lead in the standings.
The Azulones will start the game in 10th place, while Los Blancos are presently in second place, one point behind Girona.
After dropping matches against Sevilla and Osasuna in the Copa del Rey and league, respectively, Getafe bounced back against Granada on Monday.
Mason Greenwood scored the first goal through a deflection, and then Borja Mayoral, who was playing well, took advantage of a mistake made by Granada goalkeeper Augusto Batalla to double Getafe’s lead with what turned out to be the game’s winning goal.
The Azulones are now comfortably positioned in midtable, having won seven, drawn eight, and lost six of their 21 league games. This puts them on track to surpass a record of three straight 15th-place finishes.
In their ten home league games, Jose Bordalas’s club has shown that they are a formidable opponent, with six victories, three draws, and only one loss.
The Azulones have impressively given up just six league goals at the Coliseum this season, and they will need to muster all of their defensive fortitude to frustrate Real Madrid, who are presently the second-highest scoring team in the Premier League.