Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Predictions & Match Preview

Getafe vs Atletico Madrid

Getafe vs Atletico Madrid predictions and match preview for Tuesday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for the head-to-head, team news, predicted lineups and fantasy football picks ahead of this local derby.

DateTuesday 21st September 2021
Kick-Off19:30 (local time)
StadiumColiseum Alfonso Pérez
CompetitionLaLiga

Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Preview


Getafe match action

It’s another Madrid derby for Getafe on Tuesday, just three days on from a damaging defeat against local rivals Rayo Vallecano. There is already big pressure on the recently appointed Michel and that will continue unless his team can produce something unexpected here against the defending champions.

Getafe have lost their opening 5 league games for the first time ever in a top flight season. While their opening few performances weren’t terrible, the last 2 games have been a genuine cause for alarm. They only managed one attempt on target in a 1-0 home defeat against Elche before slumping to a heavy 3-0 defeat at Rayo Vallecano. The latter was a particularly poor showing where they looked weak at both ends and short of any clear identity as they attempt to turn into a different kind of team to the one we’ve seen in recent seasons under Jose Bordalas.

It’s difficult to know what the solution is going to be Michel. He’s experimented a bit with different players but none of his attacking players look a serious threat in the final third of the pitch and collectively they just look devoid of confidence or belief. Perhaps the fact this game is against such strong opposition will help to ease the pressure to some extent but they don’t look like a side that is going to create many openings against a defence as strong as that of Atletico Madrid.

As for the visitors, they don’t come into this game after a particularly convincing showing either. They could only draw 0-0 at home to Athletic Club at the weekend and it was the away team that had the clearer chances. Joao Felix’s red card and Real Madrid’s late comeback win on Sunday in Valencia ensured it was a poor weekend for Diego Simeone’s side but they do remain unbeaten as they begin their title defence.

Put bluntly, things haven’t looked particularly good since Antoine Griezmann returned. There was always a sense that the Frenchman perhaps didn’t have a natural place in this new Atleti and his arrival appears to have unsettled rather than improved things so far. That may change with time and he is of course a fantastic football player but given the mixed emotions surrounding his return, his slow start is a problem and the longer the wait for that first goal goes on, the bigger an issue it’ll become.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 5 Atletico Madrid Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Getafe haven’t scored a single goal in any of their last 20 games against Atletico Madrid.
  • Since winning promotion in 2017, Getafe have taken just 1 point off Atleti.
  • That came in a 0-0 draw on this ground last season.

Team News

Mauro Arambarri and Jakub Jankto are the main absentees for the hosts due to injury. Some changes are likely after Saturday’s loss.

Atleti have a doubt over Koke while Joao Felix is banned. Thomas Lemar is out injured.

Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:

Soria – Olivera, Cuenca, Djene, Mitrovic, Suarez – Chema, Alena, Maksimovic – Unal, Sandro (5-3-2)

Predicted Atletico Madrid Starting Lineup:

Oblak – Hermoso, Gimenez, Felipe – Carrasco, Herrera, Llorente, De Paul, Trippier – Griezmann, Suarez (3-5-2)


Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Predictions


Score Prediction: Getafe 0-1 Atletico Madrid

Getafe look short on confidence and short on any real goal threat. Going into a fixture that they have an absolutely abysmal goalscoring record in, it’s hard to have any real belief in them scoring here and Diego Simeone’s team should have enough about them to edge this.

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About Mark Sochon 1538 Articles
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.

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