Los Colchoneros’ win on Saturday will give them a boost for the top three as they face relegation battling Azulones.

When Atletico Madrid hosts an out-of-sorts Getafe team at Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night, they will attempt to make it three straight La Liga victories. In the current standings, Diego Simeone’s team is fourth, three points ahead of fifth-placed Villarreal, while Getafe has slid to nineteenth place due to their recent troubles. As there was no European football in the second half of the season, the Copa del Rey was seen as Atletico’s only real chance to win a trophy this year. However, on January 26, the Red and Whites were defeated 3-1 by Real Madrid in the competition’s quarterfinals.

Getafe defeated Mallorca 2-0 to cap off 2022, but the team had a difficult January, losing four straight league games to Sevilla, Espanyol, Barcelona, and Real Betis. Though Getafe only lost both games 1-0 to two of the division’s top six teams, at least by the league table, head coach Quique Sanchez Flores will have been able to draw some inspiration from the displays against Barcelona and Real Betis.

Kick-off: Saturday, 04-02-2023, 11:00 pm (IST), 5:30 pm (GMT)

Atletico Madrid form (all competitions): L-D-W-W-L-W

Getafe form (all competitions): W-L-L-L-L-L

Players to Watch

Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann

Being the backbone of the red and whites, Griezmann is easily one of the best players to perform for Atletico this season. However, the player has finally found his old form, which we saw him playing a crucial part till the final for France in the FIFA World Cup 2022. The French star has 6 goals and 6 assists in La Liga out of 19 games and is known for helping the team in defence to create a problem for the opponents.


Enes Unal

Unal is the only hope for the club and fans to save them from facing relegation this season. The Turkish international has scored 5 goals and 3 assists in La Liga. However, the team doesn’t seem to support the striker with high potential who can get them out of the relegation zone. He is the club’s best player this season, and his partner Mayoral can make Atletico Madrid’s season worse.

Match Facts

  • When Atletico Madrid plays at home, 2-0 is the most frequent outcome of games between Atletico Madrid and Getafe CF. This outcome has come about in 6 games.
  • In the previous 19 matches, which included Atletico Madrid playing at home, Atletico Madrid prevailed 15 times, while Getafe CF triumphed twice. Atletico Madrid is up by a score of 38 to 11.

Head-to-Head stats

Matches – 40
Atletico Madrid – 27
Getafe – 4
Draws – 9

Team and Injury News

Atletico will be without Stefan Savic and Marcos Llorente on Saturday owing to injuries, with the pair out for at least a couple of weeks. Matt Doherty joined the Red and Whites from Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day, and the 31-year-old might make his debut in this encounter.

Memphis Depay is vying for a starting spot, but Alvaro Morata might make an appearance, with the Spaniard set to partner Antoine Griezmann in the last third of the field.

Getafe’s Mauro Arambarri and Munir El Haddadi are scheduled to miss this encounter. There were plenty of positives against Real Betis last time out, with the visitors prevailing thanks to a late penalty from Borja Iglesias, so it would not be surprising to see the same starting XI for this match.

Borja Mayoral is set to partner Enes Unal again in the final third of the field, while Carles Alena and Luis Milla are expected to keep their starting positions in midfield.

Predicted Lineups

Atletico Madrid predicted lineup:
Oblak; Molina, Gimenez, Hermoso, Reinildo; De Paul, Koke, Barrios, Correa; Morata, Griezmann

Getafe predicted lineup:
Soria; Suarez, Dakonam, Duarte, Alderete, Iglesias; Algobia, Milla, Alena; Unal, Mayoral

Match Prediction

In recent years, Atletico Madrid has been completely dominant in this fixture, making a home win very difficult to predict. Getafe’s recent form has also significantly influenced my prediction, and we are eventually picking Atletico to win all three points this weekend.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Getafe

Where to watch?

India- Sports18 TV channel, Voot
UK- Via Play, La Liga TV
USA-Hulu, ESPN+, Disney+
Nigeria- Canal+ , Super Sport

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