Atleti look to continue winning start to the year against Getafe

Atleti look to continue winning start to the year against Getafe

January 5, 2018 Off By Ben MacDonald

In the first fixture after La Liga’s winter break, Atletico Madrid welcome neighbours Getafe to the Wanda Metropolitano. After suffering a 1-0 defeat to Espanyol before the New Year, the home side will be looking to return to winning ways in the league against José Bordalás’ side.

A comfortable 4-0 win in Wednesday’s Copa Del Rey Round of 16 first leg match against Lleida has helped Simeone’s men start 2018 with a bang, and the addition of Diego Costa and Vitolo will aid a team who have been lacking in the goal scoring department so far this season.

Los Colchoneros will be without Filipe Luis for the match who is still injured after tearing his hamstring at the end of last month. Saul will also miss the clash after picking up his fifth yellow card against Espanyol.

Atleti have never lost to Getafe with Diego Simeone in charge, managing eight wins and one draw. In those nine games, they haven’t conceded once.

Getafe, who this week have been linked with a move for Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, have picked up 7 points from the last 15 available in the league, including wins against Las Palmas and Valencia.

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Currently sitting in eighth place in the league, the Azulones nearly have a full side available, with Markel Bergara still out with a knee problem gained at the start of December. The side have not played a competitive fixture since the 20th December and will feel invigorated after a longer break than others.

José Munuera has been appointed referee for the match, with a 1:00 CET kick off time.