Monday September 26, 2011 (20.00 UK)
Coliseum Alfonso Perez, Getafe, Madrid
Real Betis top the table with four wins in four games to surprise all the naysayers. For a newly-promoted side, they earned Pep Guardiola’s compliments last season when they troubled Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, but now in the top flight, they have made history having achieved the best start to a campaign ever and have scored only one goal less than giants Real Madrid.
Boasting a clear tactical strategy and the kind of confidence necessary for a winning mentality, Betis will be in high spirits when they face a demoralised and downtrodden Getafe. Despite boasting a Coach bursting with revolutionary training ideas, the Madrid team have struggled to gel as a unit and tactically they appear unbalanced.
A win is of the utmost importance for Luis Garcia Plaza’s men to create an atmosphere of self-belief. As it stands, they appear to be a team that finds victory an unattainable target.
Getafe (4-1-4-1): Moya; Valera, Diaz, Lopo, Masilela; Perez; Rios, Casquero, Lacen, Abdel; Miku
League form: Last five home L-D-W-W-W
Real Betis (4-2-3-1): Goitia; Chica, Amaya, Dorado, Nacho; Be