Atletico Madrid – Getafe
Atletico Madrid hosts Getafe in a match from the 18th round of the Spanish La Liga.
Atletico Madrid are currently 2nd in La Liga, trailing on 9 points behind the leader Barcelona. They could have been a little closer to the Catalans, but in the last round Diego Simeone’s boys conceded their first defeat for the season – 0-1 against Espanyol.
Now Atletico will try to get back on the winning ways. They already did it once during the week, beating Lleida Esportiu in a match from the Copa Del Rey’s 1/8-finals. The game is going to be remembered with Diego Costa’s second debut for Atletico. The Spanish international scored a goal for the 4-0 win, but he left the match injured.
Meanwhile Getafe are 8th in the La Liga standings with a record of 6 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats. Getafe successfully returned to La Liga after a spell in Segunda Division and so far they are moving well in the table. If they continue like this, they would not have any problems to keep their place in the Spanish elite this season.
In their last match Getafe managed to beat Las Palmas at home for their 6th win since the start of the season. But now they will have a much tougher test against Atletico away from home.
How we said, Diego Costa left injured the match against Lleida during the week. He has a knee injury, so we expect to see him getting a rest against Getafe. Meanwhile Saul Niguez is suspended for the match, while Koke, Axel Werner and Hector Hernandez are also recovering from injuries.
Getafe can’t use the injured Markel Bergara and Chuli, while Damian Martinez is doubtful for the game with a flu. It’s still not clear if he’d be able to play against Atletico.