Granada vs Atletico Madrid Predictions & Match Preview

Granada vs Atletico Madrid predictions

Granada vs Atletico Madrid predictions and match preview for Wednesday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Diego Simeone’s side travel to Los Carmenes.

DateWednesday 22nd December 2021
Kick-Off19:00 (local time)
StadiumLos Carmenes

Granada vs Atletico Madrid Preview

Granada in action in LaLiga

Wednesday’s action in LaLiga sees Atletico Madrid travel to Los Carmenes and they do so in real need of some festive cheer. Diego Simeone’s side have endured a year of two halves with title glory making way for a very underwhelming start to the 2021/22 season.

Things are looking more positive if you’re a Granada fan though. Despite a miserable Copa del Rey exit against minnows Atletico Mancha last week, they’ve managed to find some form in LaLiga and both their performance levels and results have been following an upward curve over the past couple of months, culminating in a convincing 4-1 home win over Mallorca at the weekend.

A little bit of history was made in that match with Jorge Molina becoming LaLiga’s oldest ever hat-trick scorer. The veteran forward, who turns 40 later this season, is doing more than enough to suggest he could get a new contract which would enable him the chance to become LaLiga’s oldest goalscorer of all-time next season, providing Granada can stay in the league of course, something which is looking more likely with each passing week.

They will fancy they have a genuine shot here against an out of sorts Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s side have lost 5 of their last 9 in all competitions with their latest loss coming in Andalusia against Sevilla at the weekend. While they did create the better openings in the game, it was a fresh setback and a result that not only all but rules them out of any title challenge, but leaves them outside the top four.

Following on from losses against Mallorca and Real Madrid, that was Atleti’s third league loss on the bounce. They only lost four times in LaLiga in all of last season and Diego Simeone doesn’t appear to be any closer to really finding the answers as to why this team is underperforming. Almost unbelievably for Atleti, one of the answers lies with their defensive struggles and even the form of Jan Oblak who has endured a miserable campaign having set the bar for goalkeepers in LaLiga in recent years.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 5 Atleti Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Atletico Madrid recorded 6-1 and 2-1 wins against Granada last season.
  • Granada haven’t avoided defeat against Diego Simeone’s side since a 1-1 draw in November 2019.
  • Atleti have won on 4 of their last 6 trips to Granada.

Team News

Quini and Maxime Gonalons are both banned for Granada. Domingos Duarte and Ruben Rochina are rated doubtful.

Antoine Griezmann, Stefan Savic and Marcos Llorente are injured. Jose Gimenez remains a doubt.

Possible Lineups

Granada vs Atletico Madrid Predictions

Score Prediction: Granada 2-2 Atletico Madrid

With just 1 defeat in their last 9 matches and some significant defensive absentees still, you wouldn’t bank on Atleti coming here and keeping Granada quiet. The hosts are starting to find an identity under Robert Moreno and offer a genuine attacking threat and they look capable of getting something from the game.

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About Mark Sochon 2079 Articles
Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Freelance requests: marksochon (at)

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