Atletico Madrid vs Getafe
Competition – Spanish Primera
Stadium – Wanda Metropolitano
Date: 18th August 2019
Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT
Atletico Madrid will be starting their new league campaign when they welcome this Getafe side that has proven very hard to beat in the last two seasons.
Atleti is a club in transition after losing the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Rodri while bringing in the likes of Joao Felix and Kieran Trippier.
After Barcelona lost their opening league game on Friday against Bilbao, Atleti and Real Madrid will be looking to open up a gap on their rivals.
Atletico has a solid record against Getafe having not conceded a goal against them in 15 games and they have won 13 of those matches with the other two ending in goalless draws.
True to Atletico fashion, the last nine meetings between these sides in the league have ended in either a 1-0 or 2-0 win for Atletico.
Getafe was the team most likely to gatecrash the top four party last season and they were eventually rewarded with a place in the Europa League this season.
Having only returned to La Liga two seasons ago, their fans will be hoping that they can continue to progress and perhaps qualify for the Champions League at the end of this season, but a good start is required here.
There have been so many changes at the Wanda Metropolitano this season but pre-season results should give Atleti fans little to worry about.
Bookmakers have priced Atletico Madrid up as strong odds-on favourites to come out on top in this game while Getafe will start the game as underdogs.
Goal markets point to a tight game as under 2.5 goals is currently trading odds-on prior to kick-off while Alvaro Morata is clear favourite to score the opening goal of the game.
Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish Primera: