Atlético Madrid will put on the line their remarkable run of form against Getafe on Saturday afternoon at the Wanda Metropolitano
Since Diego Simeone took over in Dec. 2011, Atlético are 11-1-0 — including nine wins on the bounce — against their city rivals in LaLiga and have not conceded a single goal home or away. However, this Getafe side is on a roll — they are sixth in LaLiga and have attacking depth to burn, in addition to attitude and a strong sense of identity. That said, they will be up against a team that has yet to lose at home in the league, with eight wins and two draws to their name this season.
Atlético needed the breather that their Copa del Rey elimination provided and are very slowly but surely returning to health. Saúl Ñíguez has received the all-clear after a thigh bruise kept him out of last week’s win at Huesca, while Inter Milan-bound Diego Godín and Lucas Hernández have recovered from midweek niggles. Nikola Kalinić has been linked with an exit as Álvaro Morata’s transfer nears completion, but he is expected to start alongside Antoine Griezmann as Ángel Correa will miss out due to yellow card accumulation.
Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Lucas; Thomas P, Rodri, Arias, Lemar; Griezmann, Kalinić.
Atlético 1-1 Getafe.
How to watch
Date: Jan. 26, 2019
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Kickoff time: 4:15 p.m. CET, 3:15 p.m. GMT, 10:15 a.m. EST, 7:15 a.m. PST
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