Granada vs Atletico Madrid Match Prediction: October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021 12:00 pm
With Barcelona failing to win their opening matches in the La Liga, Atletico Madrid have ceased the initiative and put together an impressive string of results. Can Atletico Madrid overcome the challenge posed by Granada in their upcoming encounter? Let’s find out.
Match Predictions And Betting Odds
Going into this encounter, Atletico Madrid will be high on confidence as in the past 16 meetings against Granada, Atleti have never lost. However, a victory is never guaranteed in football, and Atletico will have their work cut out.
Atletico Madrid have been flawless in their home games at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and have won their past 12 home matches; this impeccable form sees them at the near top (2nd) of the La Liga points table. On the back of some poor results, Granada find themselves in 17th position and thus will be eager to put in a good performance against Atleti.
La Liga 2020-21 Granada vs Atletico Madrid: Team News, Injury Update
Granada will not be able to use the services of Jesus Vallejo, Kenedy, Luis Milla and Carlos Neva as they are all out due to injuries. This will be a big blow for Granada as Diego Simeone will have an entire squad to choose from, including returned veteran striker Luis Suarez. Atletico’s defender Jose Maria Gimenez tested positive for coronavirus and thus will not participate in this encounter.
Atletico Madrid will line up with a 4-4-2 formation in all likeliness, with Kieran Trippier and Renan Lodi being the two full-backs. With a fully fit squad, this match will be a real challenge for Granada, who themselves are desperate for a win.
Probable Starting XI
Granada: Rui Silva, Quini, Domingos Duarte, German Sanchez, Dimitri Foulquier, Yangel Herrera, Maxime Gonalons, Darwin Machis, Angel Montoro, Antonio Puertas.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Lodi, Koke, Llorente, Niguez, Carrasco, Felix, Suarez.
Players To Watch Out For
The return of Luis Suarez into the squad of Atletico Madrid will only increase the attacking prowess for the team going forward. The likes of Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Joao Felix and Koke will all threaten Granada with their passing and shooting abilities.
With the stats heavily lined up towards Atletico Madrid, Granada will have to put in a stellar performance to try and salvage a few points for themselves.