Atlético de Madrid vs Getafe – La Liga : Atlético de Madrid isn’t making a bad campaign
But they have dropped too many points and are losing ground to Barcelona on the title fight.
Simeone’s team always maintains its identity that consists in good defensive consistency and a playing style that is very pragmatic, not always having a lot of ball possession %, but being effective when they have it.
Sometimes, the goals have been scarce and the goal chances as well. On the last round, they lost to Espanyol in Barcelona 1-0 and took a step backwards on the title fight.
They have reinforced themselves with Diego Costa that already played in Copa del Rey midweek and made his debut with a goal, therefore increasing the competition up front.
Getafe has been a good surprise. They normally fight to avoid relegation, but they are currently in the upper half of the league table.
They are a team without any big stars or names, but that is making a respectable campaign and not compromising on the matches they really have to win.
Still, it is important to state that this team seems to be two-faced: one when they play at home and another when they play away from home.
As visitors, they’ve only won once, and they have much less points conquered.
They are coming off a 2-0 home win over Las Palmas on a well-earned win that they began on the first half of the match, which allowed them to manage the result during the 2nd half.
Atlético de Madrid vs Getafe – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Atlético de Madrid is forced to win this match not only to try and maintain their 9-point distance to Barcelona but also not to allow Valencia or Real Madrid to get closer.
Atlético de Madrid clearly has a stronger team and on this start of 2018, I believe that the team will give out a good reply in this Madrid Derby, with them being able to get the 3 points.
Getafe away from home is way weaker as I’ve said above, and the arrival of Diego Costa will have a positive impact and increase the competition up front.
Getafe won’t have many chances and will lose this match.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
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