Atletico Madrid v Getafe – Betting Preview



Atletico Madrid Summary

Atletico Madrid’s league form has improved, and the team is looking sharper in attack with a more ambitious approach in recent weeks.

Simeone’s side got a hard-earned, but vintage Atletico-style win last weekend in Osasuna, engineering a 0-1 victory away from home to keep pace with Real Sociedad in 3rd spot.

The morale and team spirit are said to be greatly improved having ‘cleaned out’ the Portuguese – Brazilian members of the squad that were not clicking, most notably Joao Felix.

Team news is extremely positive for the home side as Marcos Llorente is back to full training and available to return here after a handful of games out. He is a regular when fit but as he is so versatile, it is difficult to be certain of where he starts if Simeone includes him in the XI.

The Madrid press has a very clear idea of the team that faces Getafe based on the final session, Llorente seems probable to begin as a sub. The Predicted side is Oblak; Molina, Savic, Hermoso, Reinildo; Koke, De Paul, Lemar; Correa, Griezmann and Morata.



Getafe Summary

Getafe fell into the drop zone after results last weekend and start this La Liga round sitting in 19th place.

With Atletico Madrid, the opponent away from home, little is expected from Getafe but they are already in a desperate situation where they need to fight for every point possible.

They lost late to Real Betis last weekend but didn’t ever trouble the opponent or seem capable of winning, and as a result, Quique Flores has come under massive pressure leading into this weekend.

Getafe’s confidence is low, and morale is a concern. The boss said the dressing room is fine but there is increasing speculation that he is losing the faith of the squad.

Quique Flores has good team news with Munir and Mauro Arambarri back to full training but not match sharp.

Squad player Juan Iglesias was the only player confirmed out for this game by Quique Flores. He may rush Arambarri back into a starting role for this match.


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. The clear favourite for this game is Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.41. The draw is @ 4.30, while a shock Getafe win is @ 10.0.

Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Atletico will need to win by two goals for a full win here, and on the form that is very possible as they have looked good at home. Atletico -1.25 is @ 2.05 and Getafe +1.25 is @ 1.83. It is extremely difficult to see Getafe escape without losing this match, how much they risk when behind is crucial to how much Atletico wins.

Looking at The Under/Over betting which as above, will depend on how much Getafe want to risk if and when they fall behind. The line is set at 2 which falls into being quite attractive considering Atletico are very determined to make their home matches more entertaining and open. Over 2 @ 1.81 is a strong preference in this market. Should there be exactly 2 goals, which looks like a nice cushion, then the bet is pushed. Under 2 is @ 2.02.