Atletico Madrid vs Getafe – Liga BBVA
October 16, 2010 ás 0:58
Pick: Atletico Madrid @ 1.80 in Bet365 / Result: (2-0)
Game of the 7th round of the Spanish premier league (Liga BBVA) who will oppose Atletico Madrid to Getafe. It’s a game between two teams who are currently leveled on points (10 points each), in the 6th and 7th positions respectively. Therefore, it is expected to watch a game pretty intense, even more spicy because it is a derby two teams from the same city. I expect a balanced game, but I think the home team has some advantage and could lead the “colchoneros” team to victory.
Atletico Madrid started the season very well with victory in the European Super Cup and also in the first rounds of the league, but has lately been experiencing less positive and even negative results. They will have a match this Saturday against a difficult side, which is presented in a good moment, and must play at their best in order to beat the team of Getafe. Should be a patient game for the Atletico, as it is expected that Getafe give the initiative of the game to the home team. Atletico must do a quick and quality passing of the ball. In the wings, Reyes and Simao will create imbalances and Forlan is expected to have the “killer instinct” to score. I think that if Atletico can do this and achieve some defensive security, has a real chance to conquer the three points and improve their standings at the tabel. For this match the most notable absence is the Argentinian forward Kun Aguero. Finally, it is expected that Quique Flores hold the usual tactical system.
Atletico Madrid call: De Gea, Joel, Valera, Antonio López, Filipe Luis, Godín, Ujfalusi, Perea, Mario Suárez, Tiago, Camacho, Raúl García, Fran Mérida, Paulo Assunção, Reyes, Simão Sabrosa, Diego Costa and Forlán.
Getafe has been one of the pleasant surprises of this edition of the Spanish premier league and is currently in a prominent position in the standings. The Madrid team is a good moment, they have won twice in the last two macthes. In the previous matchday got an excellent victory at home to Hercules by 3-0. Nevertheless, in this match they will not have an easy task because opposing them will be a team of great quality. They’ll have to defend very well and try to exploit the errors of Atletico players. However, it is not expected that this team will have a defensive posture because the number of goals scored by Getafe (11 goals) so far is synonymous that this team likes to attack. The problem is on defense and in this game they may feel many difficulties due to this. For this game, the coach Michel will be without Ibrahim Kas, Mario, Pablo Pintos and Jan Albín.
Getafe call: Ustari, Codina, Cata Díaz, Mané, Rafa, Marcano, M. Torres, Borja, Gavilán, Parejo, A. J. Ríos, Víctor Sánchez, Boateng, J. Casquero, Miku, Colunga, Manu e Arizmendi.
Conclusion: I think it will be an intense and well disputed match, but above all a good game of football, because face to face are two of best teams in Spain of the current season. The home team wants to win to stay on the top list and “not miss the train”. I think that they will put pressure on the defensive of Getafe since the beginning and could be there that they find the way to victory. Getafe has been very well and is a confident team. Its place in the standings shows that but I think his defense is somewhat limited. Atletico has a squad with more and better solutions, especially in terms of attack and the attackers of the colchoneros can do damage. I think the added value of the Atletico team, along with the home factor, could tip the outcome to the colchoneros. So, I’ll bet that Atletico Madrid wins this match.