Getafe vs Atlético Madrid predictions for Saturday’s La Liga face off at the Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Atlético Madrid are looking for their second La Liga win of the season against a Getafe team who are unbeaten in three.
Getafe welcome Atlético Madrid to the Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez on Saturday, hoping to extend their recent unbeaten run to four matches. Los Colchoneros have yet to kick into gear in 2018/19, though an impressive Champions League away win in Monaco in mid-week should help them shake off their early-season rustiness.Having fought their way to an 8th place finish in 2017/18, Getafe have made great early strides in the new campaign in their attempts to replicate the successes of last season. Los Azulones lost their opening match of 2018/19, though losing to Real Madrid in the Spanish capital was a result that Manager José Bordalás would have expected.From there, Getafe started their league season again, taking seven points from a possible nine in their games against Eibar, Real Valladolid and Sevilla. Getafe’s most recent result, was also their most notable so far. Any win at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium is something to be celebrated and Getafe were understandably proud of their 2-0 victory there.That performance and subsequent result would have had a galvanising effect on the Getafe players ahead of an even tougher test this weekend against last year’s La Liga runners up Atlético Madrid.Atlético haven’t quite been at their efficient best in 2018/19 so far. While it’s not unusual for los Colchoneros to post modest goal scoring figures, they would have still expected to have netted more than three times in four matches against Valencia, Rayo Vallecano, Celta Vigo and Eibar.
Diego Simeone’s men averaged just 1.52 goals a game in La Liga last season, though that average has fallen to 0.75 per ninety minutes in 2018/19. Five points from twelve is not the best way to start a La Liga title tilt, though Atlético did fare better in the first Champions League outing of the season, emerging 2-1 victors from their short trip to play Monaco.With such little travel time involved, fatigue shouldn’t be too much of a factor for Atlético on Saturday. Los Colchoneros have won five of their last six meetings with Getafe and we expect them to extend that good record this weekend.Even at this early stage, Atlético can’t fall too far behind the other top teams in the division. With their excellent head-to-head record in one hand and their determination to put points on the board in the other, Simeon’s men should have enough to dig out three points at Getafe.The contest at the Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez definitely won’t be one for the purists however. All eight of Getafe’s and Atlético’s combined matches in La Liga so far this season finished with under 2.5 goals scored in them. For that reason, we recommend taking the away win & under 2.5 goal combination for Saturday’s fixture.In addition, we’re tipping the second half to have more goals this weekend. All but one of the seven goals scored in Atlético’s La Liga games this season were scored in the second period.Finally, our correct score prediction forecasts a 1-0 win for Atlético Madrid which would be a repeat of the last result between the teams at the same venue in May.
GETAFE VS ATLETICO MADRID STATS:
Getafe have lost their last eight La Liga games versus Atletico de Madrid, with their last win against them in the competition in November 2011 (3-2).
Getafe have failed to score in their last 11 La Liga games against Atletico, the worst ever run of any side against a single opponent in the top-flight.
Under Diego Simeone, against no other side have Atletico have won more La Liga games than they have against Getafe (10 – also v Athletic, Granada and Celta).
Getafe have only lost one of their last five La Liga home games (W2 D2), however that defeat came against Atletico de Madrid back in May (0-1).
Atletico have only won one of their first four games in La Liga this season, their worst tally of wins after the same number of games since 2009/10, when they finished 9th in La Liga.
Getafe have conceded more fouls in league games than any other side within Europe’s top five leagues this season (86), while only West Ham (18) have received more yellow cards than Getafe (17).
Getafe’s Angel Rodriguez has played more La Liga games without scoring against Atletico de Madrid than versus any other side (eight matches, no goals).
Antoine Griezmann has been involved in 13 of Atletico’s last 16 away goals in La Liga (eight goals and five assists).
Atletico striker Diego Costa has scored five goals in his eight La Liga games against Getafe, four with Atletico and one with Rayo Vallecano.
Diego Costa has gone 993 minutes of action without scoring in La Liga (13 league games in a row), his longest goalscoring drought in the competition in terms of minutes played.
GETAFE TEAM NEWS:
Midfielders Markel Bergara, Ignasi Miquel and defenders Djene Dakonam and Mauro Arambarri are all having injuries assessed ahead of the weekend’s game.
ATLETICO MADRID TEAM NEWS:
Attackers Nikola Kalinic and Vitolo aren’t expected to feature for Atlético, while defenders Stefan Savic and Santiago Arias are likely to miss out.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Atlético Madrid have won 5 of their last 6 meetings with Getafe. Getafe didn’t manage to score a single goal in those 6 fixtures.