After starting the year with right foot and reinforced, Atletico Madrid receives Getafe this Saturday, January 6. The match opens the eighteenth round of the Spanish Championship 2017/2018 edition. It will be held at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, in the Spanish capital, starting at 10am (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Atletico Madrid
Owner of a solid defender who is often listed among the best in Europe, Atletico Madrid showed great difficulty in the first half of the season in scoring. This lack of effectiveness caused the early elimination in the Champions League of Europe and caused the team to be ‘downgraded’ to the Europa League.
However, the first match of 2018 was able to fuel the hopes of the fans. On Wednesday, January 3, away from home, Atletico beat Lleida 4-0 in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the King’s Cup. More than forwarding the classification to the next stage setting a huge advantage for the return match, which is scheduled for January 9, successfully debuted two reinforcements for the attack.
Vitolo and Diego Costa, who returned to the team after spending time at Chelsea, were first fired. They started on the reserve bench and entered the final stage. The Brazilian naturalized Spaniard, inclusively, has already made his mark on the networks. A relief for the club, which had signed a contract with the athletes for months, needed to wait for the end of the one-year, non-player punishment imposed by FIFA (International Football Federation) for irregularities in attracting talent to the base.
The weakness of the opponent, who contends for the Third Division, must be taken into account. However, the excellent score of four goals in six right finals (of 11 attempts). Coach Diego Simeone opted to start with Fernando Torres (12 games in the 2017/2018 Spanish Championship, one goal), who also scored and Gameiro (11 matches, three goals).
In the second stage, he changed the tactical system by taking the socks Correa (17 games, four goals) and Carrasco (12 games, three goals) for Diego Costa and Vitolo. Grizeman (14 games, five goals), which was also related to the reserve bench to be preserved, also came into action replacing Fernando Torres.
It is difficult to imagine that the technician, admittedly a starter, will climb three attackers in a large number of matches or even since the beginning of the games. It is most likely that this option will be reserved for when the team is at a disadvantage or with many difficulties to overcome very close defensive systems, such as Getafe.
The current form of Getafe
With much more modest resources, Getafe makes an amazing campaign. With 23 points (six wins, five draws and six losses), he is eighth. They are four points behind Villarreal, sixth place, which closes the zone of classification for European tournaments.
When he is away from home, however, the club does not feature encouraging numbers. It won only one match in eight disputed in this situation. He accumulated only seven points from the 24 played, ranking thirteenth best in the ranking that takes into account only the results of the teams away from their domains.
Commanded by coach Pepe Bordalas, the team has a medical doubt for the departure this Saturday. Midfielder Markel Bergara (15 games in the 2017/2018 Spanish Championship, four goals) is injured and depends on a new evaluation to see if he can play.
History of the matches Atlético de Madrid vs Getafe
Atletico Madrid have been playing 12 games without losing to Getafe. In the period, started in 2012, won nine times and drew three.
With his reinforced attack, Atletico consolidates itself as the best guessing option for the match. Presents a price of 1.37 in Rivalo. Draw has a return of 4.50. Successful visitor multiplies the investment by 9.00.