Atletico Madrid v Getafe Betting Preview: Latest odds, teams news, tips and predictions

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There have been few league goals scored in Atletico's new stadium and Saturday's local derby against Getafe should see another tight opening half

The first La Liga match of 2018 is a local derby as Getafe make the short journey to the Estadio Wanda Metroplitano for their first ever match in Atletico Madrid's new stadium.

While Atleti were in action on Wednesday night in the Copa Del Rey as they beat Lleida 4-0, Getafe have not played since the 20th December when they comfortably beat Las Palmas 2-0 to end the year in an impressive eighth place in the table. 

Match odds

Atletico are unbeaten in La Liga in their new home and dabblebet offer them at 2/5 (1.40) to record their fifth home win of the season.

Getafe, meanwhile, have only won one of the eight away matches they have contested this term and are priced at 8/1 (9.00) to pick up three points, while the draw can be backed at 10/3 (4.33).

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Team News

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez is suspended for the game after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Atletico's last game of 2017 against Espanyol, whilst Diego Costa made his return to the side after three-and-a-half years in midweek in the Copa Del Rey as a second half substitute but is unlikely to be ready to start a league game yet.

Getafe's only absentee is influential midfielder Markel Bergara, who remains out with a knee problem picked up at the start of December. 

Goals few and far between once more at the Wanda

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Diego Simeone has built and maintained a resolute defensive unit during his tenure with Los Rojiblancos and this season that solidity has continued; Atletico have conceded just three goals at home this term, the fewest of any team.

As such, they remain extremely tough to break down, and Getafe will have a difficult time in the final third. Under 2.5 goals in the game is priced at 8/11 (1.73) and this selection has paid out in six of their seven home matches.

Tips and predicitions

However for healthy odds, backing a goalless first half at 13/8 (2.63) is appealing and the statistics more than back up this bet.

Only one of the eight home league goals Atleti have scored this term has come before the break, with the side only conceding once in the first half of home games, meaning opposing early goals at the Wanda Metropolitano makes perfect sense. 

Betting Banner - Best Bet Under 0.5 goals in the first half at 13/8 (2.63) for a 1.5pt stake with dabblebet

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