Getafe vs Atletico Madrid
Warm relegation candidates Getafe and reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid will square off at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.
Desperate to bounce back from the club’s worst-ever start to a new La Liga campaign (L5), Getafe will be looking to defy the odds and halt their longest ongoing winless streak against a single top-flight opposition (D2, L15). That might be easier said than done, as Getafe failed to get on the scoresheet each time during that 17-game sequence, last scoring a league goal against this opponent in March 2011. In turn, Michel’s men have netted just a single goal across their opening five La Liga matches this term. Going back to March, ‘Los Azulones’ have claimed one victory in eight top-flight games on home soil (D3, L4), frustratingly drawing a blank six times in the process. Entertainment has been relatively sparse at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez across the past 12 months, as 17 (89.47%) of Getafe’s last 19 La Liga fixtures here have featured under 2.5 goals.
On the other hand, despite getting their title-defense campaign off to a solid start (W3, D2), ‘Los Rojiblancos’ have failed to trouble the scoresheet in back-to-back competitive games since March (D2). It is worth noting that the visitors haven’t played out three goalless stalemates in a row this century. The reigning Spanish champions must be relishing the prospect of meeting out-of-sorts Getafe over midweek, having avoided defeat in 13 of their 14 La Liga fixtures played on Tuesday (W10, D3), back in April 2017. Additionally, Atletico Madrid have registered a hat-trick of 2-1 La Liga victories away from home, winning three straight away matches in the competition by a single-goal margin for the first time since 1992.