Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview & Prediction

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Getafe vs Atletico Madrid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Thursday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for analysis, free betting tips and predicted line-ups ahead of this Madrid derby.

by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)


Getafe vs Atletico Madrid predictions


Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Preview

There’s a Madrid derby at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez on Thursday night. Atletico Madrid have hit a really good run of form since the restart and will be tough opponents for a Getafe side that is fighting hard for Europa League qualification for the second season running. With the superior H2H record on their main rivals Real Sociedad and Athletic Club, Geta only need to win one of their final two games to secure a place in Europe.

Sunday’s trip to Levante may provide a better chance to get that elusive victory but on current form Pepe Bordalas’ side don’t look like a team that is going to win many football matches. Indeed it’s just 1 win in 9 since the restart for Geta who have really struggled to find the kind of form that had fired them into top four contention over the first part of the season.

Indeed Getafe were above Atletico Madrid when Spain went into lockdown but Atleti now have a huge 12 point advantage on their neighbours such has been the swing we’ve seen in this congested final chunk of the season. Diego Simeone’s side are now unbeaten in 16 games in all competitions, if you include their dramatic Extra Time turnaround at Anfield. Their last league defeat was on February 1st at the Bernabeu and they have now guaranteed themselves a place in next season’s Champions League.

With the Quarter-Finals of this season’s competition around the corner, Simeone would be forgiven for thinking that a feisty derby clash against a physical Getafe side is the last thing his key players need here. Their clash with Leipzig does come almost four weeks after LaLiga ends though so there is recovery time available should they pick up any knocks and Cholo may decide retaining match sharpness is also key.

Getafe have Allan Nyom back from a ban here but Damián Suárez and Xabier Etxeita remain suspended. They may consider packing the midfield again here and potentially going with just Jaime Mata up top on his own.


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Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Predictions

Score Prediction: 1-0 Atleti Win

Getafe have an extraordinarily poor record against their local rivals, failing to score in any of their last 17 matches against Atleti in all competitions. On current form, they don’t look like a team that is going to topple elite opponents and the visitors should find a breakthrough at some point in the game to potentially seal another trademark 1-0 win.


Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips (18+)

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Getafe vs Atletico Madrid H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 5 Atleti Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Atleti have kept an extraordinary 17 consecutive clean sheets in competitive games against Getafe.
  • The last 5 meetings have produced a total of 6 red cards.
  • Atleti have won 11 of their last 12 against Geta in all competitions.

Predicted Line Ups

Getafe Team:

Soria – Olivera, Cabaco, Djene, Nyom – Cucurella, Timor, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Jason – Mata (4-5-1)

Atletico Team:

Oblak – Lodi, Savic, Gimenez, Trippier – Thomas, Saul – Koke, Llorente, Carrasco – Costa (4-2-3-1)


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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has also lived in Seville and Barcelona and has written extensively about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer.