Getafe vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Perez (Getafe).
It’s been a dream start to the new Primera Division season for Getafe. Azulones sit sky-high 5th after four rounds and they’ll come into Saturday’s tie with Atletico Madrid on the highest of spirits after shocking Sevilla 0-2 away at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last weekend.
The story is opposite with the Mattressers who’ve already had way too many slip-ups. The visitors, who announced a title challenge by beating Real Madrid in the European Super Cup final, took just one win in four games in La Liga so far.
Diego Simeone’s men are thus as many as seven points behind Barcelona this early in season. They can’t afford any more slip-ups if they at least want to keep the title dream alive.
In form Getafe will definitely be a tough nut to crack, but can the Mattressers make it a turning point of the campaign with a three-pointer at Coliseum Alfonso Perez?
Getafe vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid were the dominant force in the history of h4ead to head matches against Getafe.
The Mattressers won eight and drew one of past nine meetings with Getafe.
As odd as it sounds, Azulones did not score a single goal in last 14 games against Atletico Madrid.
Getafe vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Getafe have done well without being prolific so far in the season. This is thanks to the rock-solid defensive line which only allowed two goals in four games. Both of these came in the very first round when Getafe suffered the only defeat against Real Madrid away at Santiago Bernabeu.
Atletico could thus continue to struggle for goals here even though they improved the confidence by beating Monaco 1-2 at Stade Louis II on the opening day of the new Champions League season. Diego Simeone has a star-studded attacking line with Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann leading it, but something’s just not working there at the moment.
Unless it is changes, we’ll escape backing Atletico Madrid, especially when they are up against such stern defensive lines like the one of Getafe is. The best of the betting options for this match would be Under 2.5 goals at the odds of 1.44.
Since Getafe did not score a goal in last 14 outings with Atletico Madrid, we will alternatively shoot for the visitors to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 1.90.
Getafe vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.44 (4/9)
Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 1.90 (9/10).