Atletico Madrid have been really great in the La Liga this season and are still sitting at the 2nd spot of the league table. They are currently on a huge undefeated streak but they have not been very good lately. They will return home for their next assignment, where they will play host to the dangerous side of Getafe on Saturday. Getafe have been excellent on the road and will try to get whatever they can from this match.
Date/Time: 1-26-2019, 10:15 EST
Spread: Getafe +1
Total: 2 Goals
Atletico Madrid (11-1-8) were not extremely good in their last match, but still managed to beat Huesca by 3-0 on the road. They were leading by one goal at the end of the first half and had a pretty comfortable job overall. Atletico Madrid extended their undefeated streak to 18 matches in all competitions (11-0-7) but have won just two of their last five (2-0-3). They are now sitting at the 2nd spot of the La Liga with 41 points, five ahead of Real Madrid and five behind Barcelona. They are one of the only two teams to not have lost at home so far (8-0-2), where they have conceded just four goals. They have won five of their last six home matches in all competitions and kept clean sheets in each one of those wins.
On the other hand, Getafe (8-5-7) have been the surprise package of the La Liga this season. They are currently sitting at the 6th spot of the league table with 31 points, two ahead of Betis and one behind Alaves. The 6th spot grants a ticket to the Europa League, while the 4th spot and upwards give tickets to the Champions League and Getafe are just two points off that mark. In their last match they did a great job in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, where they beat Valencia by 0-1 at home. Last week in the La Liga they beat Alaves by 0-4 at home and have now won four of their last five (4-0-1). Getafe have been really hard to beat on the road so far (3-1-6), with five of their last six away matches ending as 1-1 draws.
Atletico Madrid did great to beat Getafe by 2-0 on the road earlier in the season but it wasn’t a very easy match for them. They have now won each of the last nine against this opponent and have also won each of the last eight as hosts, keeping clean sheets in all.
Getafe have been great on the road and all, and this could turn out to be a really tough and careful match between the two sides. However, I will take the home team to cover the spread here, as they have a great history in this match-up.
La Liga Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Prediction: Atletico Madrid -1 (+111)
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