Atletico Madrid – Getafe
One of the contenders for the trophy in La Liga Atletico Madrid starts its campaign on Sunday. Los Colchoners host Getafe at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Spanish capital. Let’s take a look at this fixture in our predictions football 1×2.
It was an interesting summer for Atletico Madrid. The club lost some very important players, but also signed new ones. Now it’s all up to the manager Diego Simeone to make the new signings work. Can he?
Some big stars left Atletico Madrid before the new season. The legends Juanfran and Diego Godin left as free agents, while Filipe Luis did the same. Meanwhile Antoine Griezmann was sold to Barcelona, while the influental midfielder Rodri moved to Manchester City. In the same time the world champion with France Lucas Hernandez completed his move to Bayern Munich.
But Atletico didn’t sit with their hands crossed on the market. The club made a record-breaking signing, paying 126 million euro to Benfica for the Portuguese wonderkid Joao Felix. Meanwhile Real Madrid’s Marcos Llorente was bought to replace Rodri in the midfield. Espanyol’s Mario Hermoso, Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier and Porto’s Felipe also signed.
For Getafe the last season was really good. The club was very close to qualify for the Champions League, but they lost the race in the last few rounds. Still they qualified for Europa League, which is a success for this small club.
The good news for Getafe is that the talented head coach Pepe Bordalas remained in the club. On the market Getafe made some moves to improve the squad. Getafe paid 6 million euro to Huesca for the striker Enric Gallego, while the Scottish forward Jack Harper was signed from Malaga. Caen’s Faycal Fajr also joined, while Athletic Bilbao’s Xabi Etxeita joined as free agent.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the La Liga fixture between Atletico Madrid and Getafe at the beautiful Wanda Metropolitano.