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Prediction: Getafe vs Atletico Madrid

Tom Dunstan in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 12 May 2024

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Verdict: Atletico Madrid win

Best Odds: 10/11

Bookmaker: Dachbet

With local bragging rights up for grabs on Wednesday night, Atletico Madrid will travel across the capital when they meet Getafe.

Getafe

Starting with the hosts, while Getafe might have only just about clung to their La Liga status last season, the Azulones have their sights firmly set on a top-half finish this time around. However, although Jose Bordalas’ men might be dreaming of the chance to collect a heavyweight scalp and get one over on their local rivals here, the Blues have continued to struggle with their consistency since returning from March’s international break. Last seen putting in another toothless performance as they suffered a 1-0 defeat away at Cadiz, Wednesday’s hosts have collected just a single victory from any of their previous six La Liga appearances. Almost sat in top-flight limbo heading into their final three showdowns, the former Valencia boss will be concerned by his side’s recent struggles on home soil. Collecting just a sole point from any of their last three matchups at the Estadio Coliseum, Getafe will have another real challenge on their hands in midweek.

Team News

Dealing with a long-term knee injury and not making a single appearance since the end of October, Uruguay international Mauro Arambarri will not feature over the remainder of the season. Likewise, ex-Roma striker Broja Mayoral is not expected to feature at the Estadio Coliseum.

Recording 14 goal contributions this season, Manchester United loanee Mason Greenwood will play a leading role in midweek. Although one-time Barcelona midfielder Carlos Alena might have recently returned from a knock, the 26-year-old will likely settle for a spot on the bench here.

Atletico Madrid

As for the visitors, while Atletico Madrid might have suffered major Champions League heartbreak last month as they eventually fell to a 5-4 aggregate defeat against Borussia Dortmund, Diego Simeone’s men are enjoying a welcomed domestic flurry. Last seen clinching a 1-0 victory at home against Celta Vigo, the former Spanish champions have won all of their previous three La Liga appearances by an aggregate score of 5-1. Signing off April with an eye-catching 3-1 romp against Athletic Bilbao, Wednesday’s guests have also collected 15 points from their last six top-flight showdowns. Cruising their way to another Champions League ticket, Atletico will be looking to make another statement here. Collecting a 3-0 victory when they travelled to Getafe will season, Simeone’s side are hoping to produce a repeat performance in midweek.

Team News

Dealing with a long-term Achilles tendon injury, Atletico Madrid have already confirmed that form Monaco star Thomas Lemar will not feature over the remainder of the season. Likewise, suffering from a thigh issue and missing out against Celta Vigo last weekend, Nahuel Molina remains a doubt on Wednesday night.

Spain skipper Alvaro Morata will be hoping to make a first La Liga start since returning from March’s international break. However, although French superstar Antoine Griezmann might have failed to find the net in seven of his previous eight appearances across all competitions, the 33-year-old should spearhead Atletico’s charge.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Getafe and Atletico Madrid met for their reverse La Liga showdown on December 19th, Wednesday’s opponents played out a 3-3 stalemate at the Metropolitano.
    • However, when Atletico last travelled to the Estadio Coliseum back in August 2022, Simeone’s men collected a 3-0 victory.
    • Atletico Madrid have collected 15 points from their previous six La Liga appearances.
    • Getafe have collected just a single victory from any of their previous six La Liga appearances.
    • Wednesday’s hosts have also mustered just a sole point from any of their last three top-flight matchups at the Estadio Coliseum.

    Conclusion

    Mustering 15 points from just their previous six La Liga appearances and appearing to sign off the 2023/24 campaign with a real domestic flurry, Atletico Madrid will be desperate to collect local bragging rights here. Meeting a Getafe squad that have continued to show some extended issues since returning from March’s international break, Atletico will also be excited by their most recent trip across the capital. Landing a 3-0 victory when they travelled to the Estadio Coliseum last season, we are expecting an away win in midweek.

    Verdict: Atletico Madrid win

    Best Odds: 10/11

    Bookmaker: Dachbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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