Getafe vs Atletico Madrid predictions and match preview for Monday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, team news and predicted lineups ahead of this derby clash in the capital.
|Date||Monday 15th August 2022|
|Kick-Off||19:30 (local time)|
|Stadium||Coliseum Alfonso Perez|
Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Preview
There’s a Madrid derby to kick off the new Spanish football season and this certainly feels like one of the standout fixtures on matchday 1. Both Getafe and Atletico Madrid are hopeful of better this season and this should be a really competitive clash at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Getafe started the 2021/22 season with a 7 game losing streak which ensured the only serious objective was going to be survival. In the end, they reached that goal with relative comfort after a major upturn in their fortunes following the appointment of Quique Sanchez Flores. Strong home form was absolutely key to their survival with a host of fine wins in front of their own fans ensuring Getafe pulled away from the bottom three, eventually ending up in 15th.
They will fancy they can push on and at least move into mid-table this season. The sales of Mathias Olivera and Hugo Duro have helped fund moves for Luis Milla and Borja Mayoral, while Portu, Fabrizio Angileri and Jaime Seoane also come in. Sanchez Flores will want his team to continue doing the basics right in a system which packs the central areas of the pitch but will be hoping that Milla in particular can add a bit more creativity and imagination to their play. The former Granada man has picked up an injury though which will rule him out here.
Atletico Madrid meanwhile are also hoping for better things this term after what was a fairly dismal attempt at a title defence. They ended up 15 points behind city rivals Real but Diego Simeone’s side still managed to hang onto a Champions League place. That was despite conceding 43 goals, more than anyone else in the top 8 and comfortably their worst defensive return in the Simeone era.
Improving at that end of the pitch will be a major focus for Diego Simeone and he’ll want his players to set the tone early with a solid display here. Nahuel Molina has come in to hopefully address the right-back issue but there is still perhaps a need for an extra centre-back, with midfielder Axel Witsel used in central defence at times in pre-season. At the other end of the pitch, Alvaro Morata is back and fresh from a pre-season hat-trick against former club Juventus. He may lead the line here although uncertainty continues over his future.
Getafe: Soria – Angileri, Duarte, Mitrovic, Djene, Iglesias – Arambarri, Maksimovic, Seoane – Unal, Mayoral (5-3-2)
Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Reinildo, Savic, Witsel – Carrasco, Koke, Kondogbia, Llorente, Molina – Griezmann, Morata (3-5-2)
Score Prediction: Getafe 0-0 Atletico Madrid
This could be a feisty and physical derby clash but it’s hard to pick a winner. Getafe are tough to play against in their own stadium and while Atleti have been reasonably impressive in pre-season, they may struggle to create chances here. There are still question-marks when it comes to the balance of this Atleti side with their best XI far from clear and they may have to settle for a point.
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