Atletico Madrid is starting the new season in the suburb of the Spanish capital visiting Getafe. The home team has not been a threat to the local rival but will see if things have changed.
- Getafe vs Atletico Madrid
- La Liga – Round 1
- Date – 15/08/2022
- Starting time – 07.30 PM CET
- Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Perez, Getafe, Spain
Getafe Stats & Form
Getafe barely escaped relegation last season. They finished in 15th place with 39 points, only one more than the relegation zone. Getafe failed to win a single game in the last 5 rounds which could have been very costly for them.
To make things even more difficult, they lost to Elche in the last round and stayed in the top division only because of the results of the other teams.
Getafe spent only one million euros in the summer transfer window as they signed Domingos Duarte from Granada. They also acquired Jaime Seoane from Huesca and Fabrizio Angileri from Boca Juniors on free transfers.
The team made a great deal selling left back Mathias Olivera to Napoli for €11 million.
Getafe possible lineup: Soria, Akurugu, Angileri, Silva, Mitrovic, Alena, Maksimovic, Iglesias, Arambarri, Mata, Portu
Jonathan Silva will not play for Getafe in the game against Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid Stats & Form
Atletico Madrid failed to win a trophy last season which is not something they can call a successful season. The Colchoneros finished third in the standings with 71 points, 15 less than Real Madrid and 2 compared to Barcelona.
Team manager Diego Simeone is hoping to go step forward and attack the very top of the standings in the upcoming season.
Atletico won 3 of the last 5 games last season in La Liga which booked them a ticket to another UEFA Champions League season.
They were not very active on the transfer market as they bought only Samuel Lino from Gil Vicente for €6.5 million. Axel Witsel is also a new name in the squad who arrived from Borussia Dortmund on free transfer.
Sime Vrsaljko and Héctor Herrera were released.
Atletico Madrid possible lineup: Oblak, Felipe, Gimenez, Hermoso, Lodi, Korea, Koke, Lemar, Martin, Griezmann and Carrasco
Atletico Madrid News
Joao Felix will not be available for the game against Getafe.
Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-Head Stats
Atletico Madrid has won four of the last five games against Getafe. The last time Getafe defeated Atletico was in 2011.
Three of the last five games between these two teams have finished under 2.5 goals.
Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Betting Odds
Atletico Madrid is a favorite to win this game with -105 odds in their favor while Getafe is at 322. The odds for the draw are at 228.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with 149 for over and -189 for under.
Atletico Madrid is going into this match as big favorites since they have dominated the local rival in recent years. It has been more than a decade since Getafe has defeated Atletico and that run will not end in the season opener. Atletico is targeting another championship run this season and in order to do that, will have to win games against opponents from the bottom half of the competition. Diego Simeone’s squad seems ready and they will lack no motive against Getafe. The home team barely escaped relegation last season and is among the teams that are projected to finish near the bottom of the standings. Atletico will win this game pretty easily probably with keeping a clean sheet.
Expert betting tip: Atletico Madrid to win (-105 by 22bet)