Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio Wanda Metropolitano will host Saturday’s local derby between Atletico Madrid and Getafe. Los Rojiblancos aim to build on back-to-back wins over Real Valladolid and Osasuna, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the small Madrid derby. Saul Niguez could earn a spot in the starting XI after scoring the winner in Pamplona, whilst both Stefan Savic and Marcos Llorente are sidelined with injuries.
Los Azulones, on the other hand, are stuck in the relegation zone with only 17 points on their account, and given their four-match losing run in La Liga, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Both Mauro Arambarri and Munir El Haddadi missed the match against Real Betis with injuries, and the duo is unlikely to feature in Saturday’s clash. In their last meeting at Wanda Metropolitano Atletico Madrid recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over Getafe.
Highlighted Player (Antoine Griezmann):
Anthony Griezmann is a French forward born on 21st March 1991 in Macon, and he is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting footballers at the moment. The pacey striker started showing his potential shortly after coming through Real Sociedad’s youth academy and he went on to score 46 goals in 179 league appearances for La Real. Excellent displays in Spanish la Liga saw him become a target for a number of top clubs, but he eventually choose to sign for Atletico Madrid, and that proved to be a very good decision.
Griezmann continued the rich vein of form at Vicente Calderon, scoring some important goals as los Colchoneros enjoyed domestic and European success, while also becoming a key member of the France national team.
Playing as a winger or second striker, Griezmann possesses impressive technical skills, he is a strong finisher and still finds time to work hard for his side, so no wonder he is widely regarded as one of the leading forwards on the continent. He won the U19 European Championship with France and is tipped to lead Les Bleus to glory on senior level as well.
Highlighted Team (Getafe):
Getafe Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club from the suburb of Madrid. The club hosts its home games in the Coliseum Alfonso Perez which holds a capacity of 17 7000 seats. The club managed to reach the Primera Division in 2004. The main club colors are blue and red. The fans of Getafe gave the club the nickname Azulones or Geta.
The biggest succes of Getafe was in the season 2006/2007 where the club reached the final of the Copa del Rey which they lost 1-0 against Sevilla FC. Getafe CF played in the UEFA Cup once in 2007 where they end in the quarter finals after playing against Bayern Munich.
Known players that played for Getafe in their football career are: David Silva, Raul Albiol, Aragones and Daniel Guiza.