Atletico Madrid vs Getafe predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as a new-look Atleti takes to the field for the new season at the Wanda.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Preview
After three months, Atletico Madrid return to the Wanda Metropolitano with a fresh look and fresh optimism heading into the new season following some impressive pre-season showings not least from record signing João Félix. Their opening opponents are a Getafe side that were terrific last season, finishing 5th to qualify for the Europa League. However despite that, they were unable to end a woeful run of results against their near neighbours with Geta having gone 16 matches without scoring against Atleti heading into this.
They will at least be up against a much-changed Atleti back-line which could offer them a glimmer of optimism despite that stat. Kieran Trippier and Renan Lodi are set to make their debuts at full-back while this will be Atleti’s first competitive game since the departure of Diego Godin. The fact they named four captains to replace the Uruguayan this week tells a bit of a tale as to the kind of hole he leaves behind, not just on the pitch but in the dressing room.
In a transfer window when so many clubs seemed to be focused on revitalising their squads with fresh young talent, Getafe have again opted to go largely in the other direction. Enric Gallego adds a new attacking option after the 32 year old’s impressive form with Huesca at the back end of last term. Meanwhile they have more competition out wide with Allan Nyom and Marc Cucurella both capable of operating at full-back or in a wide midfield role.
Getafe will make the short trip to the Wanda in hope more than expectation given their dire record against this opposition but they proved last season that they are a consistent and competitive outfit and a new-look Atleti will get a genuine test.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid have looked really sharp at times in pre-season. They are likely to be field four debutants in their starting XI but they still have a strong spine of players who were there last season and with so much excitement surrounding João Félix, it should be a really good atmosphere at the Wanda. Getafe shouldn’t be written off from challenging for the top six again but against the very top sides, they did come up just short last season and you sense that may be the case here.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 6 Atleti Wins.
- Atletico Madrid have an incredible defensive record against Getafe, keeping a clean sheet in all of the last 16 meetings.
- They’ve won their last 6 home games against them by 2+ goal margins.
- Getafe had 3 players sent off against Atleti last season, suffering 2-0 defeats in both games.
Predicted Line Ups
Atletico Madrid Team:
Oblak – Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi – Koke, Saul, Llorente, Lemar – Felix, Morata (4-4-2)
Soria – Garcia, Cabrera, Djene, Suarez – Cucurella, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Nyom – Mata, Molina (4-4-2)
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