Granada vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes (Granada).
The fairy tale run of Granada seems to have come to an end. The team lost the three prior fixtures in the league, and with them hosting the daunting Atletico squad, one more loss lurks in the horizon for the newly-promoted Granada.
Granada vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Atleti won the previous four games on the trot.
- The last eleven victories in a row went to the same team as well.]
- Granada have been winless against this opponent since 2001.
- 10 of the preceding 12 match-ups ended with Atleti keeping clean sheets.
- The last seven encounters at this venue saw five away wins, and two draws.
Granada vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Granada tried their best to pull one over Valencia the last match-day, on the road. And they did succeed in that regard to an extent. However, late into the fixture, Valencia found it in themselves to score two goals, in the span of a short time, to sucker punch Granada out of the game.
Meanwhile, former champions Atleti showed their spirit, as they recorded a comeback win the previous game week, against Espanyol. Diego Simeone’s men did have the home advantage, but could not stop Sergi Darder from putting the guests ahead in the 38th minute.
However, just before the whistle for the half time was blown, Atleti hit back, and later in the second half, they added two more to ensure the victory in their name.
Form-wise, Granada is not at all in contention for a strong performance this weekend. They are on a losing streak of three games and have conceded twice or more in all three. On the other hand, their counterparts have been winless in 12 of their previous 13 match-ups, and this sole loss had come in the Champions League.
On the road too, the 2013-14 La Liga champions have avoided a loss in 11 of their prior 13 attempts.
Most importantly, Simeone’s men have completely dominated this opposition in h2h clashes in the last two decades. They hold a 100% unbeaten record in the period and kept clean sheets in 10 of their former 12 clashes.
Moreover, at this venue, the team has conceded a total of one goal from the former six encounters, while Atleti registered five wins from their preceding seven attempts.
Granada vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
To Win: Atletico Madrid @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both Teams NOT to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).