Atletico Madrid vs. Getafe Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 7-16-2020
Atletico Madrid vs. Getafe
Spanish La Liga soccer on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 15:00 ET
Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Perez, Getafe, Spain
The Line: Atletico Madrid +129/ Draw +187/ Getafe +249; O/U 1.75
TV: Eleven Sport and Telekom Sport
Getafe (DLDLW) will host Atletico Madrid (WDWDW) in round 37 of the Spanish La Liga Santander at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Thursday.
After slumping to a 3-1 defeat vs. Villarreal in their last time out, Getafe has won just one of their last six La Liga home games. Each of their three home league defeats sustained in 2020 alone has seen them concede precisely three goals. Sitting on the 6th position with 54 points, Getafe occupies a very competitive position on the league table as they are tied with Real Sociedad and just 3 points ahead of Athletic Bilbao. The latter is looking to enter the top seven positions. In their previous game, Getafe was held to a goalless draw by Alaves to record their 4th winless match in a row. So far, Getafe has recorded 43 goals, 34 conceded goals, 31 assists, 15 clean sheets, and 118 shots on-target. They have also received 131 yellow cards and 3 red card bookings.
On offense, Hugo Duro drew Getafe briefly level in his last home game. In turn, three (60%) of his last five goals have been ‘Goal 2’ of their respective match. Getafe’s David Soria will make his 36th goalkeeping appearance in this match. Soria has allowed 34 goals, an average of 0.97 goals conceded per 90 minutes. The Spanish goalkeeper has also recorded 66 saves, 28.6 penalty saves, and 14 clean sheets.
In contrast, Atletico Madrid is looking to extend their 14 La Liga games unbeaten record after a lucky lone-goal win over Real Betis in their previous time out. The Diego Simeone’s side occupies the 3rd position with 66 points, tied with Sevilla. Coming into this game, Atletico Madrid has recorded 17 wins, 15 draws, and 4 losses. In their last game, Diego Costa’s 71st-minute goal saw Atletico Madrid to their third win out of 5 previous games after VAR disallowed Morata and Correa’s goals. Atletico Madrid recorded 63% ball possession and 21 goal attempts. Overall, Atletico Madrid has scored 48 goals and 26 conceded goals in 36 matches. They have also recorded 430 shots, out of which 139 shots are on-target, 32 assists, 16 clean sheets, 93 yellow cards, and 3 red card bookings.
Key players holding Atletico Madrid’s forward is Alvaro Morata. Atlético’s last road trip saw Álvaro Morata score inside the first minute of play, though his four La Liga away goals prior had come in the second half. He has scored 12 goals in 32 appearances, the highest in the team. In front of the net for Atletico Madrid is Jan Oblak. The 27-year-old Slovakian national goalkeeper has allowed only 26 goals in 36 appearances, an average of 0.72 goals allowed per 90 minutes, which is quite impressive. He has also recorded 25% penalty save, 75 saves and 15 clean sheets, which makes him the 2nd best La Liga goalie of the season.
Atletico Madrid has an impressively excellent head-to-head record against Getafe. Since 2011, the home team has not recorded any win in any league against Atletico Madrid in 17 meetings. Getafe will look to strengthen their hold in the Europa League spot but will not record a win without a tough fight. Getafe has recorded 8 wins out of 18 home games, which puts them in the 9th position. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid, 5 wins and 10 draw out of 18 away La Liga games, which puts them in the 5th position ahead of Getafe.
Coach: Diego Simeone
Goalkeeper: Jan Oblak
Players: Santiago Arias, Felipe Monteiro, Stefan Savic, Renan Lodi, Saúl Ñíguez, Thomas Partey, Ángel Correa, Marcos Llorente, Koke and Alvaro Morata
Coach: José Bordalás
Goalkeeper: David Soria
Players: Mathías Olivera, Erick Cabaco, Djené Dakonam, Allan Nyom, Marc Cucurella, David Timor, Nemanja Maksimovic, Mauro Arambarri, Jaime Mata and Jorge Molina
Prediction: Take Atletico Madrid +129
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