Saturday’s early kick-off from the Spanish La Liga sees the table-toppers Atletico Madrid look to go even further in front at the summit, when they travel to the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenesto to face Granada. Los Rojiblancos find themselves five points clear of Real Madrid, with two games in hand over their city rivals heading into Saturday’s tie, aiming to widen the gap to eight points before Real entertain Valencia on Sunday.
To say Atletico are so far in front purely because of the failings of Real Madrid and Barcelona this season would be far from the truth, with Diego Simeone’s men storming ahead after winning 16 of their 20 games so far and only losing once, which came against Real. They’ve also scored 42 goals in the league so far, with only Barcelona having a greater tally by two goals. You can expect them to carry on their charge in the title race by scoring a few against eighth-placed Granada.
The league leaders have won four of their last five games, conceding in all but one and letting in six goals in the process. Odds are 7/2 for Atletico Madrid to win with both teams scoring.