Preview: Getafe vs Atletico Madrid – prediction, team news, lineups
After a relatively disappointing draw last time out, defending La Liga champions Atlético Madrid will look to get back on track to win on Tuesday when they travel to face Getafe. Getafe vs Atletico Madrid live stream, Getafe vs Atletico Madrid channel, Getafe vs Atletico Madrid h2h, Getafe vs Atletico Madrid prediction, Getafe vs Atletico Madrid where to watch,
Having failed to score a point so far, the hosts rank 19th in the La Liga table, while Los Colchoneros sit 11 points off their first five outings.
Getafe vs Atletico Madrid Match preview
Having avoided relegation by four points last season, Getafe will head into the new campaign in hopes of a more comfortable finish but have gotten off to a particularly disappointing start, failing to score a point in their first five games.
While the losses to Valencia, Sevilla, and Barcelona in the first three games are understandable, Michel’s men have failed to take advantage of two more manageable games in the last week, losing the first 1-0 at home to Elche.
The Azulones traveled to face newly promoted Rayo Vallecano last time out and were beaten 3-0 when Oscar Trejo overtook the hosts in the first 20 minutes and Pathe Ciss and Radamel Falcao capped off a dominant performance with the second. half goals.
Michel’s team now faces the unenviable task of taking on the champions in their desperate quest for a result, and only Alavés’s lower goal difference prevents them from sitting at the foot of the division, having scored just one goal in their first five outings.
Atlético de Madrid began the defense of the title with consecutive victories over Celta de Vigo and Elche, but then Villarreal limited it to a 2-2 draw.
Diego Simeone’s men bounced back with a narrow 2-1 victory over newly-promoted Espanyol, as Thomas Lemar scored a winning goal in the 99th minute, before drawing goalless against Portuguese Porto in their first match of the group stage of this year’s Champions League.
The Colchoneros now enter Tuesday’s game after consecutive goalless draws, as Saturday’s clash with Athletic Bilbao also ended in a stalemate, with Simeone’s team possibly showing a lack of avant-garde so far this season.
With players like Real Madrid enjoying a strong start to the season, Atlético de Madrid will know that they cannot afford to lose too much ground at this stage in the title race, and will be eager to get back on the winning track and build a streak of results.
Getafe are expected to be without Mauro Arambarri and Sabit Abdulai through injury after both were lost on Saturday.
After another big loss, they may be looking to make changes to the squad, although the experienced winger Vitolo will not be able to make the starting lineup as he is not eligible to play against his parent club.
Carlos Alena has arguably been one of the few bright lights in this campaign, with the former Barcelona midfielder offering quality going forward.
Atlético de Madrid enter without attacker Joao Félix, who was sent off last time and will serve a penalty as a result.
While Antoine Griezmann has yet to start working on his return from Barcelona on loan, he should be back on the front row, with Luis Suárez also pushing for a starting spot after helping them win the title with 21 goals in The League in the past. season.
Simeone will continue with the three behind Stefan Savic, José Giménez, and Mario Hermoso, while the competition for places in the center of the field is much more intense, with players like Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo De Paul, Geoffrey Kondogbia, all at stake.
Meanwhile, Captain Koke was absent from the team last time and could be lost again on Tuesday.
Getafe possible starting lineup:
Soria; Suarez, Djene, Cuenca, Olivera; Alena, Maksimovic, Luis, Chema, Jankto; Unal
Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Savic, Gimenez, Hermoso; Trippier, Llorente, De Paul, Kondogbia, Carrasco; Suarez, Griezmann