Atletico Madrid vs Granada predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as Los Rojiblancos aim to bounce back from some poor recent results.
Atletico Madrid vs Granada Preview
There are some cracking games this weekend in La Liga with plenty at stake. This however doesn’t really feel like one of them. It sees an uninspired Atletico Madrid side that is still struggling badly for any form of attacking inspiration take on a Granada team that will most likely come and try to leave with a 0-0.
You can hardly blame them for that approach either judging by some of Atleti’s recent games. Diego Simeone’s men have gone 6 games since they won a match inside 90 minutes. They’ve also now gone 3 without scoring in La Liga having lost the Madrid derby last weekend. They had chances in that game but memories of a woeful 0-0 draw against struggling Leganes in their most recent home game are still fresh for fans of Atleti.
Granada are the kind of team that in theory are well equipped to mirror that achievement. They came close to upsetting Barcelona on the road last month and restricted them to few clear chances. They should take confidence into this game having beaten Espanyol last weekend before seeing off holders Valencia in the Copa del Rey in midweek to book their Semi-Final place. Those results, like almost all of their best ones this season, were at home though and they’ve lost 7 straight away games in the league heading into this.
Atleti have huge problems in the final third here with Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata and Joao Felix all injured. They may end up having to start with Angel Correa and Vitolo in attack which clearly is far from ideal and there are problems in other areas of the pitch too with Kieran Trippier and Jose Gimenez also sidelined through injury. Granada meanwhile may opt to rotate their team and bring in some fresh legs given their Copa del Rey exploits.
Atletico Madrid vs Granada Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Atleti
It’s testament to how brilliant Granada have been this season that they are in a sufficiently comfortable league position that they can probably afford to rest a few players here and keep them fresh for their Copa del Rey Semi-Final 1st Leg against Athletic Club this coming week. That might just help Atleti put 3 points on the board but it’s hard to see them winning convincingly and you do wonder where their goals will come from here.
Atletico Madrid vs Granada Betting Tips (18+)
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Atletico Madrid vs Granada H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Atleti Wins, 2 Draws.
- Atleti have won their last 7 home games against Granada.
- They won 7-1 the last time the sides met in Madrid in 2016.
- The reverse fixture earlier in the season ended in a 1-1 draw.
Predicted Line Ups
Atletico Madrid Team:
Oblak – Lodi, Savic, Hermoso, Vrsaljko – Saul, Thomas, Llorente, Koke – Correa, Vitolo (4-4-2)
Silva – Köybasi, Duarte, Sanchez, Diaz – Machis, Herrera, Eteki, Gonalons, Foulquier – Fernandez (4-5-1)
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