Atletico Madrid vs Granada
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 15th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Vicente Calderon, Madrid.
Atletico Madrid find themselves at the topmost position in the Spanish La Liga table when they prepare to take on Granada at home this weekend. Thanks to their unbeaten start to the season and also to the latest slips by Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, Simeone’s men didn’t look comfortable at the start of the season when they were held to consecutive draws by the newly promoted sides Leganes and Alaves. The ship is now steady after taking 4 wins and a crucial draw against title rivals Barcelona in the last 5 fixtures.
Granada are one of the two sides in the league who are still without a win after 7 matchdays in the 2016/17 La Liga season. They took 2 draws along the way, while lost the remaining 5 and are at the rock bottom in the league table. A win is necessary for them to get the season back on track, but at least a point will do wonders to their confidence while coming against a strong Atletico Madrid side.
Atletico Madrid vs Granada: Head-to-Head Stats
Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in the last 10 La Liga meetings with Granada, with 8 wins and 2 draws during the period. Their home record is even better as they have won in each of the 5 meetings against Granada by keeping a clean-sheet.
Atletico haven’t conceded a goals in the last 5 meetings against Granada in all venues. Also, Granada have scored only one goals in the 10 meetings against Atletico since earning promotion to La Liga in 2011/12.
Atletico Madrid vs Granada: Prediction
On back of current form and team stature, Atletico Madrid are heavy favourites to win this one. And seen in the previous fixtures at the Vicente Calderon against Granada, this could also end up with the hosts keeping a clean sheets. And expect Simeone’s men to score not less than 3 goals here.
Atletico Madrid vs Granada: Betting Tips
- Handicap win for Atletico Madrid with -2 goals to start with at 2.05 (21/20).