Atletico Madrid vs Getafe: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:15 PM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 1:15 PM UTC

Can Simeone's men secure an 11th straight win against Getafe?
<div><h2>Atletico Madrid vs Getafe</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saturday, August 17, at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium</a></p><p>Atletico Madrid fans will be eager to see Diego Simeone’s new look side in action for the first time when they host Getafe on Saturday night. It has been a summer of great upheaval for Los Colchoneros, who lost a large number of key players. However, their recruitment team has been extremely busy too and they have captured a number of exciting players, most notably Portuguese wunderkind Joao Felix. They should be able to sweep Getafe aside without too much difficulty in their first game of the season.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Atletico Madrid lost arguably their two most important players when heroic centre-back Diego Godin joined Inter and star striker Antoine Griezmann moved to Barcelona this summer. Midfield anchor Rodri moved to Premier League champions Man City after they activated his release clause, and Lucas Hernandez went to Bayern Munich for €75 million. In total, Atletico raised an astonishing €300 million from player sales, but the heart was ripped out of their team.</p><p>Yet they have not wallowed in despair. First up, they made Felix one of the most expensive signings of all time when they snapped him up for €120 million. The 19-year-old striker has a big future ahead of him and he should fill the void left by Griezmann. They have hung onto defender Jose Gimenez, and brought in the talented Mario Hermoso from Espanyol to play alongside him, with Felipe joining from Porto as another option. Atletico also plundered Mexican superstar Hector Herrera from Porto, while signing Marcos Llorente to further bolster their midfielder options. Kieran Trippier from Spurs is another intriguing signing,</p><p>Getafe finished fifth after a magnificent 2018/19 campaign in La Liga and they will bid to retain that lofty position this time around. Dimitri Foulqiuer is the only departure of note, and they have signed Allan Nyom to replace him. Enric Gallego and Jack Harper have been brought in to provide more goals, but Getafe will pretty much go with the team that served them so well last time around.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Getafe have thrived in the Spanish top flight by following a very similar blueprint to that laid down by Simeone at Atletico Madrid. They remain compact, defend as if their lives depend on it and keep several clean sheets. It has served them remarkably well, but not when they try to play Atletico at their own game. Simeone’s men have won their last 10 games against Getafe and they really should extend that run to 11 on Saturday.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=95095aa3-ae41-43ba-886d-99a97893c4a3&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Boyle Sports">Atletico Madrid to win to nil at 2.10 (11/10) with Boyle Sports</a></strong></p></div>
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