Atletico Madrid vs Getafe last five H2Hs: Can Getafe break a 12-year curse?

Atletico Madrid face Getafe in midweek La Liga action on Tuesday 19 December with the away side fresh off an impressive 3-0 at Sevilla. That victory left Sevilla searching for a new manager but the Atletico Madrid vs Getafe last five H2Hs suggest that Diego Simeone has little to worry about on the front with Atletico's record against Tuesday's opponents very impressive.

Atletico Madrid vs Getafe last five H2Hs
Atletico Madrid have a great record against Getafe – Photo by Icon Sport

Atletico Madrid vs Getafe H2H record

Unlike Atletico Madrid, aren't one of the biggest clubs in Spanish football and have been punching above their weight for years. They were first promoted to Spain's top flight in 2004 so the Atletico Madrid vs Getafe rivalry isn't even two decades old yet despite it technically being a local derby. In that time, Atletico have enjoyed the majority of fixtures against the minnows.

  • Atletico Madrid Wins: 27
  • Draws: 10
  • Getafe Wins: 4

Getafe's record against Atletico Madrid is miserable with just four victories in 41 matches. Their last win against the Madrid outfit came back in 2010, meaning Diego Simeone has never tasted defeat against Getafe as Atletico manager. Could that all change on Tuesday night?

Mason Greenwood
Mason Greenwood scored last time out against Sevilla – Photo by Icon sport

Atletico Madrid vs Getafe last five H2Hs

Getafe 0-0 Atletico Madrid – 13th March 2021

Getafe and Atletico Madrid played out a bore 0-0 draw in March 2021 in a match that proved very beneficial for both clubs. Atletico looked the more likely to team get the win and the last 20 minutes were a struggle for the home home side after they went down to ten men but they hung on for a valuable point.  Two months later, Atletico were crowned champions by two points while Getafe survived relegation by four points.

Getafe 1-2 Atletico Madrid – 21st September 2021

Atletico Madrid travelled to Getafe at the beginning of the 21/22 season as champions but were forced to come from behind to get the three points. A Jan Oblak own goal put Getafe in the lead but the game turned when Getafe's Carlos Alena was sent off in the 75th minute. Luis Suarez equalised just minutes later and then the Uruguayan got the winner in stoppage time to break Getafe hearts.

Atletico Madrid 4-3 Getafe – 12th February 2022

One of the most thrilling Atletico Madrid vs Getafe H2Hs came in February 2022 at the Wanda Metropolitano. This match had it all – seven goals, a penalty miss, a red card and a last-minute winner with Atletico coming out on top. After Suarez missed a penalty early on, the home side raced into a 2-0 lead before Getafe miraculously turned the game around to lead 3-2 with just 42 minutes on the clock.

After levelling to make it 3-3 just before half time, Atletico were reduced to ten men when Felipe was sent off on the hour mark. Getafe pushed for a winner but their long wait for a win over their local rivals wasn't to end here as substitute Mario Hermoso scored in the 89th minute to send Simeone and the home fans wild.

Getafe 0-3 Atletico Madrid – 15th August 2022

Atletico got back to making light work of Getafe in August 2022 when the two sides met early on in the 2022/23 season at Getafe's Estadio Coliseum. Alvaro Morata, who had just spent two years on loan at Juventus, was the star of the show, scoring Atletico's opening two goals. Antoine Griezmann scored the third and final goal of the game late on with Joao Felix getting himself a hat-trick of assists.

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Getafe– 14th February 2023

The most recent Atletico Madrid vs Getafe H2H came in February 2023 with Getafe avoiding defeat in an away match against Atletico for the first time in 13 years. Angel Correa put the home side in the lead but finally, it was Getafe's turn to score a late goal of importance in this fixture with Enes Unal equalising from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute. The result all but ended Atletico's title hopes while it helped Getafe to move away from the drop zone.

Recent Atletico Madrid vs Getafe H2H
Getafe scored a rare away draw at Atletico Madrid in the last H2H

Potential MVP – Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata has often been bracketed as someone who is good but not quite great. Last season, he only managed 13 goals in La Liga but he 31-year-old is already on course to blitz that total with eight goals to his name in 15 league appearances so far this season. Morata has benefitted from the more forward-thinking approach that Simeone has introduced and he will be a big threat against Getafe.

Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Morata has been in good form for Atletico so far this season – Photo by Icon sport

Key trend

Looking at the Atletico Madrid vs Getafe last five H2Hs, penalties and red cards are very common. There have been three red cards and four penalties over the past five matches between the two clubs and it will be interesting to see whether these trends continue on Tuesday night. In terms of an Atletico Madrid vs Getafe prediction, we are going for a narrow Atletico victory.

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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.