Granada vs Atletico Madrid: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:38 AM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 10:38 AM UTC

Granada are on a three match losing streak...
<div><h2>Granada vs Atletico Madrid</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, November 23, at Los Carmenes</strong></a></p><p>Newly promoted Granada lost three games on the bounce before the international break and that saw them fall from first to eighth in the table. They made a blistering start to life in La Liga, beating Barcelona and five other opponents in their first 10 games. However, that early season confidence appears to have faded and they have started to look like a team that has had minimal investment. Atletico Madrid draw too many games, but they are just one point behind league leaders Barca after beating Espanyol 3-1 last time out. They stand a strong chance of leaving Granada with all three points on Saturday.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Granada have been fortunate with injuries so far this season and only right-back Victor Diaz was missing from their last game, a 2-0 defeat to Valencia. They do not have many internationals, so the squad should well rested, if perhaps a little rusty, for this game. Veteran striker Roberto Soldado leads the line, but so far winger Antonio Puertas and Portuguese centre-back Domingos Duarte have been their main goal threats. They play with a classic 4-2-3-1 formation, with loanees Maxime Gonalons and Yangel Herrera in front of the defence.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has been besieged by injuries recently. Before the international break, he was without first-choice defensive pairing Jose Gimenez and Stefan Savic, and star forward Joao Felix, while several more players have been missing recently. Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey are also suspended for this game, which significantly weakens Atletico’s midfield. Yet Simeone does have a deep and talented squad at his disposal, and it could be time for players like Hector Herrera, Marcos Llorente and Mario Hermoso to shine. Diego Costa is out, but Alvaro Morata, Vitolo and Angel Correa provide plenty of options in attack. Felix is also back in training and he could return for this game.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Suspensions and injuries have conspired against Atletico Madrid for this game, but it represents a great opportunity for highly paid fringe players to stake a claim for a place in the starting 11. Simeone always has his team well drilled, disciplined and hard to break down, regardless of who starts. They will make life difficult for Granada in this game, and their forwards have enough quality to win the game. Atletico Madrid are unbeaten in eight games, but it is imperative that they pick up more victories in order to sustain a title challenge. Granada lost to Getafe, Real Sociedad and Valencia before the break. They are all good teams, but Atletico are even better, and the price on an away win looks tempting.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Atletico Madrid to win at 1.91 (10/11) with Coral</a></strong></p></div>
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