The weekend slate in Spain starts with an intriguing clash on Friday as Atlético Madrid travels to Valencia at 3 p.m. Eastern.
But it’s all about Getafe right now, isn’t it?
I’m kidding, for the most part, as anyone who listened to this week’s High Press Podis aware. But seriously, we’re talking about a team in third place in La Liga after winning its last four by a combined score of 9-0, including a 3-0 rout of seventh-place (and, let’s not forget, Champions League Group H winner!) Valencia last weekend.
But before we look closer at Getafe’s trip to Camp Nou on Saturday at 10 a.m., a few words on Atleti-Valencia:
Atleti (+155) is the slightest of favorites over Valencia (+205) in a game both teams need badly amid a contested battle for Spain’s top four. Diego Simeone will have Álvaro Morata, but not João Félix. Considering Atleti’s issues this year even when they’ve been healthy, Valencia at +205 in a home game is a really good bet — just ask Barcelona.