Atletico Madrid vs Granada Match Betting Preview

Atletico Madrid welcome Granada CF to the Vicente Calderon on Saturday evening as the La Liga leaders look to continue their run at the top of the table.

Atletico Madrid Betting News

Atletico Madrid went top of the table last time out as they beat Valencia 2-0 at the Mestalla. Barcelona lost while city neighbours Real Madrid were held to a draw on gameweek six, with Los Rojiblancos now top of the table having won four and drawn three of their seven matches so far this season.

Defensive solidity remains the key facet of Simeone’s success at Atletico Madrid, with his side having only conceded twice in their seven league matches to date. Saul Niguez is an injury doubt for Simeone’s side, after leaving Spain’s international squad with a foot complaint.

Elsewhere, Jose Gimenez is still injured, but Diego Godin’s quick recovery from an ankle problem should see him continue in defence.

Granada CF Betting News

Granada CF remain rock-bottom of the table with just two points accrued so far. Having finished 16th in the 2015/16 season just one point clear of relegation such woes will be worryingly reminiscent for their fanbase. Last time out Granada host newly promoted Leganes, losing 1-0 on the day and making it three consecutive losses for the Andalusian outfit.

Granada have conceded at least two goals in five of their last six away matches in La Liga, while they have lost five of their last six league games. With regard to team news for Granada Gabriel Silva is expected to get a chance at left-back once again, despite Franck Tabanou coming back to fitness.

Atletico Madrid Match Prediction

Saturday evening’s match is a great opportunity for Simeone’s men to continue their fantastic run of results in recent weeks, and is a far cry from their start of the season when they draw consecutive matches to newly promoted sides.

Sitting top of the table and looking impregnable at the back, Atletico should have little trouble picking up three points this weekend.

Match Betting Tip: Atletico Madrid to win and both teams not to score @1.44 at Bet365

: Posted in La Liga • Date: 05.10.2016