Atletico Madrid has a golden chance to end their 2020 year on top of the La Liga this week as they play host to Getafe. The match schedules for Wednesday at Wanda Metropolitano with kickoff at 915 pm.
Getafe head into the contest while being 12th position, while sitting three points above the relegation zone after one win in nine matches.
A defeat to defending champions Real Madrid at the beginning of the month seemed to have derailed Atletico’s brilliant run in the La Liga. However, back to back wins against Elche and Real Sociedad seems to get Diego Simeone’s men on track.
Another positive, motivating factor for the side has games in hand against their rivals to improve their stance in the La Liga standings. However, the side must avoid below-par performances over the Christmas and New Year Period.
The side recently terminated the contract of forward Diego Costa with mutual consent. Diego Costa is currently a free agent. There are talks of terminating the loan spell for Torreira after failing to impress in these five months at Wanda Metropolitano.
On the other hand, Getafe continues with their struggle for form in the La Liga with only four wins and 12 goals since the start of the season. The side seems to have found new life after collecting four points from games against Cadiz and Celta Vigo.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Head to Head
Both sides have 30 games against each other with Atletico taking home 21 wins while Getafe with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Real Sociedad 0-2 Atletico Madrid
Atletico 3-1 Elche
CD Cardassar 0-3 Atletico
Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid
Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Atletico
Getafe 1-1 Celta Vigo
Cadiz 0-2 Getafe
CD Anaitasuna FT 1-2 Getafe
Getafe 0-1 Sevilla
Levante 3-0 Getafe
Atletico Madrid Team News
Diego Simeone will contend without services of right-back Kieran Trippier, sidelined until the start of March due to breaching of betting rules. Sime Vrsaljko is in line to make his first appearance in the La Liga this season. Angel Correa might get the nod ahead of Thomas Lemar.
Getafe Team News
Getafe will continue without the services of Allan Nyom, Damian Suarez and Erick Cabacco due to suspension. However, Cucho Hernandez and Mathias Olivera are expected to be drafted straight back into the team.
Prediction and Odds
Getafe is currently suffering from their form and come against an in-form side looking to end on a high note.
Atletico Madrid Win
Away: No Score
Goals Under 2.5