La Liga champions Atletico Madrid continue their title defence on Tuesday evening when they visit Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Diego Simeone’s side already drew against Villarreal and Porto, so they should be careful when they make the short trip to Getafe.
Where and when: Coliseum Alfonso Perez – 21 September, kick-off 18:30
Where you can see Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid: La Liga TV
Last time: Getafe were reduced to 10 men after Allan Nyom was sent off the last time those two teams met. The game took place back in March and ended in a goalless at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Getafe v Atletico Madrid Predictions and Preview
Atletico Madrid are looking to continue their perfect record on the road on Tuesday, when Diego Simeone’s men visit Getafe. The champions earned two 2-1 victories against Celta and Espanyol away from home, so Los Colchoneros will be confident to get another three points against a struggling Getafe.
Atletico were on a seven-games winning streak against Azulones before their goalless draw at Coliseum Alfonso Perez back in March. Simeone’s side are undefeated in their last 20 games against Getafe in all competitions and they have actually kept a clean sheet in each of those encounters, which further showcases Atleti’s dominance in this rivalry.
Thomas Lemar scored a late winner in the 2-1 victory over Espanyol, but the Frenchman picked up a knock in the goalless draw against Porto in the Champions League and remains a doubt. Putting him aside, Simeone should have a full squad to choose from, so the expectations are El Cholo will stick with his preferred attacking trident of Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa and Luis Suarez.
Griezmann already made his second debut against Espanyol, after returning from Barcelona, so the French striker will be extra motivated to get his name on the scoresheet. Joao Felix started just once for Atletico this term, so the Portuguese will be pushing for a place in the starting XI in case Simeone decides to rest any of his starters up front.
Getafe, meanwhile, have had a nightmare start of the season, losing all of their opening four La Liga games. Last term the Dark Blues finished 15th, just four points above the relegation zone, under the guidance of Jose Bordalas, who took over Valencia in the summer.
Real Madrid legend Michel was appointed in the summer, but the 58-year-old is already under serious pressure after losing his first four games. In all honesty the calendar hasn’t been very kind to Michel’s side, as they faced Valencia, Sevilla and Barcelona in their first three games, but they also suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Elche at home.
Considering all of the above, it’s no surprise to see Atletico Madrid as firm 4/5 favourites with William Hill. The draw is available at 23/10, while a what would be a shocking win for the hosts can be backed up at 4/1. The last 14 games between those teams have seen under 2.5 goals, so placing a bet at 4/9, might be a good option and even under 1.5 goals at 11/8 seems like a tempting choice.
One to watch for Getafe: David Soria has had a rough time between the sticks since the start of the campaign, as Getafe lost all of their four games in La Liga so far. However, this had little to do with the performance of their goalkeeper and he’ll have to be at his absolute best if the hosts are about to upset Atletico Madrid.
One to watch for Atletico Madrid: Luis Suarez scored the only goal for Atletico Madrid’s last victory over Getafe. The Uruguayan veteran opened his La Liga account against Villareal and will be eager to build on that on Tuesday. Suarez has six goals against Getafe in his career and is 7/2 to break the deadlock on Tuesday.
Long shot: Atletico’s last win against Getafe was a 1-0 victory in December 2020 and a repeat of that scenario can be backed up now at 4/1. Luis Suarez scored the only goal for Atleti back then, so if you are looking for even bigger odds you can pair a 1-0 win for the visitors with the Urugayan to score the goal at 43/2.