Granada CF – Atl. Madrid : Preview & Prediction
Granada, 8th, fight for European places but the gap on Real Sociedad, 6th and holder of the last European ticket, is 5 points … The Andalusian club, defeated in Madrid quite sharply (6-1), could lose again valuable points in the race for Europe. Granada, eliminated by FC Barcelona in the Copa del Rey (3-5 ap) on February 3, is unlucky in La Liga where the Andalusians remain for 4 days without the slightest victory (3 draws and 1 defeat). Thus, Diego Martinez’s players took 1 point from Villareal (2-2) before losing to Osasuna (3-1) and being hooked by Celta Vigo (0-0) at home and on the lawn de Levante (2-2) last Saturday. A new disillusion with the leader? Atlético Madrid, who were on 8 wins in a row in La Liga, suffered a stoppage on Monday by losing 2 points at home against Celta Vigo (2-2) at the very end of the match (89th) despite a double by Luis Suarez (16 goals in 17 days). This draw comes after 4 victories against Sevilla FC (2-0), Eibar (2-1), in front of Valencia FC (3-1) and on the field of Cadiz (4-2). The leader, who is 5 points ahead of his runner-up Real Madrid but with 2 fewer matches, will want to maintain his lead in the standings by signing an 8th away success in 10 trips.
Grenade is 8th overall.
Atlético Madrid are a solid leader in La Liga.
Atlético have 6 wins and 1 draw in the last 7 direct confrontations against Granada.
The Colchoneros had humiliated the Andalusian club in the first leg (6-1).
Atlético have taken 25 points out of 27 at stake in the last 9 days of the championship.
With 51 points taken out of 60 distributed, Atlético Madrid is a formidable leader with a concrete defense (12 goals conceded only) who should not tremble during this trip to Granada after the large victory in the first leg (6-1) last September.
Granada CF – Atl. Madrid : Betting Tips
Atl. Madrid – Win Odds: 1.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70