The penultimate round of matches before Christmas in La Liga are staged this week. Atletico Madrid will be looking for the welcome present of getting back to winning ways, as they suffered defeat in their previous match. In-form Getafe will be the visitors to the Spanish capital on Tuesday.
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The battle for the European positions is heating up in La Liga at present, and there will be a fascinating fixture in the competition on Tuesday. There will be pressure on Atletico Madrid to respond in front of their home fans after suffering a second defeat in three matches in their previous match in the competition.
The Spanish club remain fourth in the standings, but their recent form has allowed Athletic Bilbao to close to within two points of the top four spots in the competition. Atletico’s most recent defeat was suffered against the same opposition, losing 2-0 on the road against their rivals. It was a disappointment how poor they were in the final third in that fixture, and that would be an obvious area to improve in this fixture on Tuesday.
Getafe have been a standout side in La Liga this term, as they have made an excellent return to form in 2023-24. The Spanish side currently sit eighth in the standings, as they have won each of their last two, and three of their last four in the competition. They come into this match sitting just four points off the top six places in the Spanish top flight.
Getafe were excellent in their most recent match, as they landed a comfortable 3-0 win on the road against Sevilla. Mason Greenwood was among the scorers in that success. However, the win was assured in the opening 40 minutes by Getafe after making a lightning quick start.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Head to Head
Atletico Madrid have enjoyed an excellent record in this fixture after going 21 league matches against Getafe without defeat. The previous clash between the sides came in February 2023, with the teams playing out a 1-1 draw.
Atletico Madrid vs Getafe Prediction
There’s something about Getafe this term that could ensure that they will last the pace to finish in a European position. We could see them upsetting the odds in La Liga this term by landing a rare win on the road against Atletico Madrid
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