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Prediction: Getafe vs Atletico Madrid

Tom Dunstan in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 14 Aug 2022

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Verdict: Atletico Madrid win

Best Odds: 1/1

Bookmaker: Unibet

Looking to open the 2022/23 La Liga campaign with a flurry across the capital, Atletico Madrid will make the trip to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez on Monday evening.

Getafe

Starting with the hosts, while Getafe might have managed to hang onto their La Liga status last season, many are expecting another tough campaign for the Azulones. Failing to win any of their final five top-flight appearances earlier in the year, Head Coach Quique Sánchez Flores has seen his side show some worrying issues over the summer. Last seen signing off their pre-season preparations with a 1-0 defeat away at Segunda outfit Albacete on August 7th, the Blues failed to win any of their final five friendly outings. Managing to bag just a single strike in those five summer matchups, Getafe also gained somewhat of a reputation last season for their problems on home soil. Signing off the 2021/22 campaign with three consecutive 0-0 stalemates at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Monday’s hosts also recorded just a single victory from their final seven showdowns in the Spanish capital.

Team News

Flores has announced that he has a full squad to choose from when the Azulones open this season’s La Liga campaign on Monday evening.

Making the move from Real Sociedad on a year-long loan, 30-year-old Portu should start in Getafe’s midfield here.

Atletico Madrid

As for the visitors, while Atletico Madrid might have been disappointed not to have mounted a serious title charge last season, the Spanish giants have enjoyed an impressive summer run. Signing off their preparations with a thumping 4-0 romp against Juventus on foreign soil, Diego Simeone’s men will be confident of laying down an early marker on Monday evening. Signing off the 2021/22 campaign by mustering 10 points from their final four La Liga appearances, Los Colchoneros will also be boosted by a stellar record against their local neighbours. Snatching an action-packed 4-3 victory when they last faced off against Getafe on February 12th, Atletico are remarkably unbeaten in each of their last 21 straight meetings against the Azulones. With that stellar unbeaten run stemming all the way back to November 2011. Winning each of their four pre-season matchups by an aggregate score of 13-1, Simeone should find the mood in his camp at a high.

Team News

Signing off Atletico’s pre-season run with a hat-trick against former club Juventus, Alvaro Morata should partner Joao Felix in attack here.

Likewise, despite dealing with some minor knocks over the past week, Simeone is hopeful that Yannick Carrasco, Jose Gimenez and Jan Oblak are expected to feature on Monday evening.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When the two sides last met on February 12th, Atletico Madrid picked up an action-packed 4-3 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano.
    • Simeone’s men are unbeaten in each of their last 21 straight meetings against Getafe, a run that stems back to November 2011.
    • Getafe managed to end the 2021/22 campaign by winning just one of their final seven La Liga contests at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.
    • Likewise, Monday’s hosts also drew a blank in each of their last three appearances on home soil last season.
    • Atletico signed off the 2021/22 campaign by collecting 10 points from their final four La Liga matchups.

    Conclusion

    Signing off their pre-season preparations with a thumping 4-0 win against Italian giants Juventus, Atletico will be desperate to keep up that momentum here. Enjoying a summer purple patch, Simeone’s men should be confident of laying down an early marker on Monday evening. Looking to mount a serious title charge this time around, Los Colchoneros will also be boosted by a rather rampant record against their local rivals. Claiming a thrilling 4-3 victory when they welcomed Getafe to the Wanda Metropolitano back in February, Atletico are unbeaten in each of their last 21 straight meetings against the Blues, a run that stems all the way back to November 2011.

    Verdict: Atletico Madrid win

    Best Odds: 1/1

    Bookmaker: Unibet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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