Atlético Madrid will look to end a run of five games without a win in all competitions when they host Granada in La Liga on Saturday.


Saturday’s defeat to city rivals Real was the latest bad result in Atleti's recent poor stretch, a run which has seen them slip to sixth place in the table and lose precious ground in the race for a Champions League spot.

Saul Niguez

In comparison, Saturday’s opponents Granada are in fine form, winning three on the bounce including a 2-1 win over Valencia in the Copa del Rey last time out.


Where to Watch


When Is Kick Off?Saturday 8 February
What Time Is Kick Off?20:00 (GMT)
Where Is it Played?Wanda Metropolitano
TV Channel/Live Stream?LaLigaTV
Referee?Cesar Soto


Team News 


For ​Atlético​Diego CostaJoão Félix, Kieran Trippier, José Giménez and Alvaro Morata are all missing through injury, while Santiago Arias and Hector Herrera are doubts. Brazilian centre back Felipe is ruled out through suspension.


The visitors have no new injury concerns, though long-term casualties Neyder Lozano, Quini and Fede Vico are still sidelined.

Yannick Carrasco


Predicted Lineups


Atlético Madrid​Oblak; Vrsaljko, Hermoso, Savic, Lodi; Saul, Llorente, Partey, Lemar; Vitolo, Correa.
Granada​Silva; Diaz, Sanchez, Duarte, Neva; Foulquier, Gonalons, Herrera, Machis; Soldado, Fernandez.

Head to Head Record

It’s fair to say Granada haven’t enjoyed their meetings with Atlético, having failed to register a win in 15 attempts, mustering just three points in the process.


However, Simeone's men were held to a 1-1 draw in the pair's most recent meeting back in November.


Recent Form

Atlético endured a stuttering first half of the campaign and the turn of the year doesn’t seem to have brought a change in fortunes.

Jan Oblak

Simeone has seen his side register just one La Liga victory in 2020, with the side from the capital mustering just six wins from their previous 18 games in all competitions.


Alternatively, Granada have won six of their last eight games.


Atlético MadridGranada
Real Madrid 1-0 Atlético Madrid (1/2)​Granada 2-1 Valencia (4/2)
​Atlético Madrid 0-0 Leganes (26/1)​Granada 2-1 Espanyol (1/2)
​Cultural Leonesa 2-1 Atlético Madrid (23/1)​Badajoz 2-3 Granada (29/1)
​Eibar 2-1 Atlético Madrid (18/1)​Sevilla 2-0 Granada (25/1)
​Real Madrid 0-0 Atlético Madrid (12/1)​Badalona 1-3 Granada (22/1)


Prediction


Atletico come into the game in poor form and are without a number of key players. Their task is made all the trickier as they face a Granada side whose season has picked up over the past month.

Roberto Soldado

That being said, the visitors’ record against Atlético is poor and the home side should have enough to see them over the line and keep the heat on those above them in the table.


Prediction: Atlético Madrid 2-1 Granada