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Atletico Madrid v Getafe Prediction & Betting Tips, 18th August 2019

17th August 2019 / lee
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Atletico Madrid v Getafe La Liga Preview, 18th August 9.00pm

It has been a big summer overhaul for Atletico Madrid. They received a huge chunk of money from Barcelona for Antoine Greizmann and they have spent it. Will they be able to close the gap on reigning champions Barca? Getafe had a great season, earning a fifth-place finish in La Liga. Read our Atletico Madrid v Getafe betting tips for more.

Atletico Madrid v Getafe Betting Odds*

Atletico Madrid 4/9
Draw 10/3
Getafe 7/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 15th, 2019 at 9:13 p.m.)

Atletico Madrid News and Form

Atletico had a big summer clear out. Antoine Greizmann to Barcelona, Lucas Hernandez to Bayern Munich and Rodri to Manchester City were all major departures. Diego Godin left on a free transfer to inter Milan as well. They, of course, had to spend to rebuild and in comes Joao Felix as their marquee signing, from Benfica.

They have gotten in cover for their defence with the likes of Mario Hermoso and Keiran Trippier, but the loss of Godin and Hernandez was huge. Atletico finished second in La Liga in the 2018/19 season, eleven points behind league winners Barcelona. That’s a lot of ground to make up. Atletico scored fewer goals than both Barcelona and Real Madrid last season.

They were excellent on home soil again, picking up a W15 D3 L1 record in the top flight in the last campaign. Their one home defeat came against their rivals Real Madrid. They took a 2-0 win over Getafe in the campaign at home. Atletico were defensively supreme last season, conceding just 10 home goals in the entire season. They took a clean sheet in 68% of their home games.

Atletico Madrid v Getafe Head to Head

Atleti have won their last four home games against Getafe 2-0
Both teams have scored in none of the last 15 meetings in all competitions
Altletico are on a 10 match winning streak over Getafe in the league, all to nil
Getafe haven’t beaten Atletico since 2011

Getafe News and Form

The head to head certainly does not favour Getafe in this fixture. They enjoyed a very good campaign last season, ending in fifth place. They were in contention for a top-four finish and therefore a place in the Champions League all the way until the final weekend of the season. Their success, however, was all built off a brilliant season on home soil. They scored just four victories in their league travels. Getafe’s away record was W4 D11 L4, which of course hints at massive resilience.

Their record against the top four last season though (home and away) was D2 L6. Getafe are a team built on defensive strengths more than attack. They conceded an average of 1.1 goals per away game and only took a clean sheet in 16% of away games. Just 32% of Getafe’s road games last season made it over 2.5 goals. No team who finished in the top seven scored fewer goals than Getafe. But they did finish the season with the joint best defensive record in the entire division.

Atletico Madrid v Getafe Tips & Odds

Under 1.5 goals at 2/1
Atletico to win to nil at 21/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 15th, 2019 at 9:13 p.m.)

Who will win – Atletico Madrid v Getafe Predictions

It is simply a matter of riding the trend of clean sheet wins for Atleti over Getafe. The new-look Atletico may take some time to sort themselves out competitively, while the visitors are just likely going to head to the Metropolitano to shut up shop. Home win to nil

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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