Atletico Madrid vs Getafe match preview and predictions for Wednesday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups ahead of this Madrid derby.
- DATE: Wednesday 30th December 2020
- KICK-OFF: 19:15 (local time)
- VENUE: Wanda Metropolitano
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Preview
Atletico Madrid can ensure they end 2020 on top of LaLiga with victory over Getafe on Wednesday night. They will be firm favourites to do just that against their local rivals who haven’t scored a single goal in the last 18 meetings between these two Madrid clubs.
It would have been a happy Christmas for Diego Simeone and his team. Despite losing the big Madrid derby in December, Atleti responded in exactly the right way with back-to-back victories including an important 2-0 win away to fellow high-flyers Real Sociedad. While it was perhaps a good time to go to Anoeta with La Real struggling with injuries and not quite playing as well as they were earlier in the campaign, it was still a very impressive performance from Atletico Madrid who virtually nullified the Basque side’s attacking threat.
Off the pitch, it hasn’t been quite such a good festive period for the club though. First choice right-back Kieran Trippier has been suspended until March for breaking betting laws during the end of his time at Spurs. Diego Costa meanwhile has reportedly asked the club to terminate his contract which could force Atleti into the transfer market for a striker in January.
As for Getafe, not for the first time, they are hampered by a number of suspensions which will leave them weakened defensively. It hasn’t been a great season for Jose Bordalas’ side but the last two results and performances have been better. They went to Cadiz and won 2-0 before holding in-form Celta Vigo to a draw at Balaidos.
They have avoided defeat in 4 of their 6 away matches so far in LaLiga and while it’s never an easy game against Getafe, they aren’t carrying much of a goal threat right now and Diego Simeone will surely fancy his team’s chances of picking up another victory here.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 6 Atleti Wins.
- Atleti have won all of their last 10 home games against Getafe.
- They’ve kept a clean sheet in all of the last 18 meetings between the sides.
- The 3 previous meetings at the Wanda Metropolitano have produced a total of 5 red cards, 2 for Atleti and 3 for Getafe.
Kieran Trippier is suspended until March due to a betting breach but Hector Herrera is Atleti’s only injury doubt here.
Allan Nyom, Damian Suarez and Erick Cabaco are all banned for the visitors.
Predicted Atletico Starting Lineup:
Oblak – Hermoso, Felipe, Savic – Carrasco, Llorente, Koke, Vrsaljko – Felix, Suarez, Correa (3-4-3)
Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:
Soria – Olivera, Chema, Etxeita, Djene – Cucurella, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucho – Unal, Angel (4-4-2)
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Getafe
Getafe simply do not score goals against Atletico Madrid and while that record clearly has to end sooner or later, there’s not much reason to think it’ll be in this game. The visitors have lacked cutting edge all season in the final third and given they’ll have to reshuffle their whole defence due to suspensions here, a solid home win looks the only likely outcome.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Betting Tips (18+)
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