Reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid host Getafe at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. This is a game from the 24th round of the competition so let’s preview it in these football predictions for tomorrow.
For Atletico Madrid this season didn’t go in the way they wanted. Defending the title is now a mirage as Atleti are 5th in the standings with 36 points – 17 points behind the leader Real Madrid. Their primary goal now is finishing in the Top 4 and reaching the Champions League again.
Last weekend Los Colchoneros suffered their 6th loss for the season. Atletico had to face Barcelona at the Camp Nou and didn’t go very well. Yannick Carrasco and Luis Suarez scored for the visitors, but Barca scored four and the game ended with a 4-2 win for the Catalans.
Atletico Madrid’s biggest problem this season remains their performance in defense. The team have conceded 30 goals in 22 matches played and that’s not what they are usually doing under Diego Simeone. Something really bad happened to Atletico’s defense this season – they are just not on the same levels.
Simeone could make some changes in the line-up for the next game. Players like Joao Felix, Sime Vrsaljko and Koke could sit on the bench for Angel Correa, Daniel Wass and Hector Herrera. Antoine Griezmann and Marcos Llorente missed the last game because of injuries so we should see if they are ready to return.
That’s the football predictions for tomorrow for the La Liga fixture between Atletico Madrid and Getafe. Los Colchoneros are not in a good shape this season while Getafe suffered just one loss in their last five matches. For the visitors this could be a great opportunity to hurt the champions and take something from this game. It won’t be easy, but Atletico have some problems at the moment.