Atletico Madrid vs Granada
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid are sporting a 100% winning record over this foe at home. With Granada currently on a seven-match losing streak on the road, it will take nothing short of a miracle for the hosts to drop points come Saturday.
Atletico Madrid vs Granada Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous fixture ended in a 1-1 tie.
- Three of their past five meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just two of their last eight encounters.
- Only one of their past ten games have finished as a stalemate.
- Granada have not registered the win in any of their previous ten clashes. (W-0, D-2, L-8)
Atletico Madrid vs Granada Match Preview
Atletico Madrid have been hit by a sharp decline in form, to say the least. The hosts are on an alarming winless run, at the moment, which has seen them fail to pick up a win in each of their past five fixtures across various competitions.
Their most recent La Liga clash, in particular, witnessed the home side admit defeat to Los Blancos by a narrow 1-0 scoreline. With just one win from their past four fixtures in the top flight, Atletico Madrid are currently sitting sixth on the ladder, thirteen points adrift of the table-toppers.
On the other hand, Granada made a return to winning ways last week by getting the better of Espanyol at home with a 2-1 scorecard. The visitors have been hot and cold in their respective campaign, and are, at present, placed tenth with thirty points to their name.
A win for the guests this week would certainly keep them aloft in the top ten, while a defeat could potentially help Atletico Madrid’s pursuit of breaking into the top four.
Atletico Madrid vs Granada Prediction
First and foremost, Atletico Madrid have been faring well in their clashes at home this season, as opposed to their form on the road. They have stumbled just once here so far which, to their defense, was against the mighty Barcelona themselves.
It is also worth mentioning that the hosts are currently sporting the fourth-best home statistics on the ladder, and are unbeaten in their past three games on the trot too.
In sharp contrast, Granada have been at the losing end in each of their previous seven outings. Miserably, their last taste of success away from home was the 2-0 win over Celta Vigo way back in September.
To make matters worse, the visitors have admitted defeat in each of their previous six visits here. As such, Atletico Madrid are the outright favorites in this one.
Furthermore, the hosts have been at their defensive best on home soil this term. The fact that they have kept a clean sheet five times in their past nine games here certainly stands as a testament to the aforementioned.
Meanwhile, Granada have hardly been a threat in the final third on the road. Disappointingly, they have failed to get their names on the scoresheet in each of their previous five outings.
To top it off, the visitors have not found the back of the net in five of their past six trips here either. Hence, count on Atletico Madrid to win and to deny their counterparts of consolation goal as well.
Atletico Madrid vs Granada Betting tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams not to score @ 1.40 (2/5).