Atletico Madrid vs Granada
Atletico Madrid will take on Granada in their La Liga opener on Monday at the Metropolitano. Diego Simeone’s team finished third in the league last season, a point behind Real Madrid and 11 points behind champions Barcelona.
Granada, on the other hand, lost only one game in pre-season and that was their most recent outing, against Almeria.
Going up against Atletico in Madrid is a monumental first-day challenge for the club but they will be expected to give it their best shot in order to deliver an upset.
Diego Simeone will not have Jose Gimenez and Reinildo available for the upcoming fixture against Granada, as both players are sidelined with injuries. Axel Witsel, on the other hand, will miss the match due to a suspension.
New signings Caglar Soyuncu and Cesar Azpilicueta have successfully completed the process of registration just before the opening fixture and will be in line to make their debuts for the club.
Atletico predicted XI: Oblak; Soyuncu, Savic, Hermoso; Azpilicueta, Llorente, Koke, De Paul, Carrasco; Griezmann, Memphis.