Atletico Madrid will look to get inspired further from their Copa del Rey qualification as they get ready to host last placed Granada. The visitors are unable to win in 14 matches, their manager is on the brink of getting sacked, and they are still to win a match against the reigning Champions.
Atletico Madrid is making the headlines due to their qualification over Real Madrid into the next round of Copa del Rey. Fernando “El Nino” Torres scored a brace which sent Los Colchoneros further and the Cup holders back home. Diego Simeone might have to be without Mandzukic, hit with a flu virus, and Juanfran through suspension, but will welcome back Miranda from injury. Granada managed to score only one goal against Atletico, a thing which they can’t even be sure of with the form they have, and with Diego Godin in good form, they might not even get past the midfield area where Koke and Gabi guard the wings.
Granada are battling relegation, and still attempt to create scoring chances. In the last draw against Real Sociedad they had 20 shots on target, and a far superior ball possession percentage. However, this was paired up with their bad finishing and Sociedad ended up walking away with a point. Looking at the odds, one will easily see why Atletico are the overwhelming favorites with 1.17 odds to win from Unibet, while Granada got 18.00.
Diego Simeone’s team are undefeated in 28 of their last 29 matches in La Liga when playing on Vicente Calderon, and considering they are very good at defending set pieces, you could easily bet on Atletico for both halves with 1.57 odds. Mandzukic has 1.69 odds to score anytime, Griezmann 1.88 and Torres 1.90. We are going to bet 8 units on Atletico Madrid winning both halves with 2.28 odds from Unibet.