After a huge victory on the road, Atletico Madrid return home to play host to Getafe. Los Colchoneros are looking for their third straight victory in La Liga, which could reduce the gap between them and Real Sociedad, the team sitting in third place, to only two points.
As for Los Azulones, they’re looking to snap out of a four-game losing streak. Failing to do so would mean another week in the relegation zone. As expected, the home side comes in as the betting online favorite, but the visitors recently made Barcelona suffer, so you can expect a good fight.
Let’s check the latest La Liga news, stats, injury reports, and La Liga lines for Atletico Madrid vs Getafe.We’ve got plenty of La Liga picks for you to consider.
Atletico Madrid: Better at Home
Last Sunday, Atletico Madrid suffered a bit more than expected to defeat Osasuna, but they did it. Saul Niguez came off the bench to score the winning goal in the 74th minute. Osasuna won possession with 52% and finished with 14 shots in total, one more than Atletico, but the visitors’ defense managed to hold up.
That result allowed Los Colchoneros to get back into the top four, and now they return home, where they’ve been considerably better, at least over the last month. They’re 2-2-1 in their last five matches at Wanda Metropolitano, losing to Barcelona 1-0. The two victories were against Elche and Valladolid, two other teams whose main objective is to avoid relegation. They not only won but finished with a clean sheet in both matches.
Here’s another good reason to wager on Los Colchoneros: the duo of Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann. Morata is the team’s top scorer with seven goals, while Griezmann has scored six. Griezmann also leads the team in assists with six.
Los Colchoneros are offering a -240 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. That’s a bit high, but in the end, we’re talking about one of Spain’s powerhouses.
Getafe: Not Enough
Getafe have lost their last four La Liga games by one goal. Most recently, they played host to Real Betis and lost 1-0. Prior to that, they visited Barcelona and also lost 1-0. In other words, they’re used to putting up a good fight, just not good enough to win.
Los Azulones currently sit in nineteenth place with 17 points, three less than Valladolid, the team sitting in seventeenth place. Curiously enough, Getafe have allowed less goals than the immediate four teams ahead of them in the standings.
Regarding the attack, Enes Unal is the main reason for you to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks. First, he’s the team’s top scorer with five goals. Second, I have no doubt that Getafe will rely on the counterattack, and Unal is a fast and skillful player. On the other hand, Atletico’s centre-backs are somewhat slow.
Last but not least, Los Azulones are offering a very tempting price: +850. That means that a $100 wager could turn into a $950 payout. Hey, they’ve nothing to lose and a lot to win.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 40
- Atletico Madrid Victories: 27 (67 goals)
- Getafe Victories: 4 (21 goals)
- Draws: 9
These two met for the first time in August and Atletico Madrid had no trouble fulfilling their role as soccer betting favorites. Los Colchoneros won 3-0 with Alvaro Morata as Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Antoine Griezmann also scored.
The last time they met at Wanda Metropolitano it was a goal-fest. Los Colchoneros ended up winning 4-3 thanks to Mario Hermoso, who scored in the 89th minute. That was huge considering they played with one less player in the last 30 minutes. Felipe Monteiro was sent off.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Match Information
- Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 4th, 12:30 p.m. ET
- Match: Atletico Madrid vs Getafe.
- Location: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
- Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Live Stream: fuboTV
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Betting Lines
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Picks and Prediction
Forget about an upset. Getafe haven’t won at Atletico Madrid’s stadium since the 2009-10 season. Plus, Los Colchoneros were eliminated from the Copa del Rey last week, meaning that finishing in La Liga top four is all they’ve left. Finally, Memphis Depay, their most recent signing, didn’t play against Osasuna, meaning he’ll be well-rested to try to score his first goal with Los Colchoneros. Getafe will put up a good fight, enough to contribute for the total to go over, but once again, it won’t be enough to pull off the stunner.
Atletico Madrid are listed at -240 in our La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Atletico Madrid, you have a chance to win $42. The Getafe are +850, offering a chance to win $850 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Atletico Madrid a 70.59% chance to win, with Getafe at 10.53%