Atletico Madrid vs Getafe
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick-off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
The runners up of last season have been keeping themselves busy with the transfer market this summer and have been involved in some big money moves so far. Although the squad’s talisman Antoine Griezmann has switched sides with the club’s rival Barcelona, Atletico have already found themselves a replacement in Portuguese wonder kid Joao Felix who has put the pen to paper for quite a colossal sum.
Getafe had an impressive season themselves and missed out on a spot in the Champions League by no more than two points. The away side succumbed to a loss on just nine occasions throughout the season and were able to amass forty-eight goals to their name while conceding no more than thirty-five.
With Atletico building themselves quite a formidable team with their new signings, it looks more than likely Getafe will be feeling the full force when they make the trip to Madrid this weekend.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Head to head (h2h)
- All five of their previous meetings have seen Atletico clinch the win.
- Their last encounter saw Atletico come out on top with a 2-0 scoreline.
- Getafe have not kept a clean sheet in their last five clashes.
- The last ten matchups have seen only one team find the back of the net.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Prediction
Diego Simeone’s men have failed to dethrone Barcelona from the helm for two years in a row now. However, the hosts have certainly built a very intimidating roster that looks capable of competing with the best in Spain and across Europe.
The home team are unbeaten in their last eight games on home soil and have netted ten goals from their last six alone. Simeone’s newest recruit Joao Felix has certainly been turning quite a few heads with his performances in the preseason and is a hot prospect to watch out for in the final third.
Getafe, on the other hand, have been a stark contrast in their trips on the road. The away side are without a win in their last five outings. Additionally, Getafe’s last victory at this venue came almost a decade ago.
Considering that, the visitors have been losing here without finding the back of the net for nine games so far, expect Atletico to walk away with the win, the three points and a clean sheet in the bag on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Betting tips
Full-time result: Atletico Madrid @ 1.40 (2/5)
Atletico Madrid to win to nil @ 2.00 (1/1).