Granada vs Real Madrid Predictions and Betting Tips
The stage for this encounter is the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes as Granada take on title challengers Real Madrid in the LaLiga Santander. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
It was a normal day at the office for Los Blancos as they went on to beat Granada 2-0 in the reverse match back in December. Can they do the double over their opponents so as to keep up with fellow challengers at the top?
Highly-anticipated encounter on the cards
It looked like Granada would push for the Europa League following their famous 2-1 victory at the Nou Camp that prevented Barcelona from occupying the summit. However, two losses from two games following that victory say otherwise with seven points separating them from Villarreal who are in 7th.
Real Madrid couldn’t take advantage of the stalemate played between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona as they were also held at home by Sevilla. If not for a late Kroos strike which was deflected by Hazard’s foot, they would’ve lost that game to Sevilla which would put them in a precarious position heading into the final set of games. As it stands, however, they’re just two points from the summit.
Granada vs Real Madrid Team News
Los Blancos skipper Sergio Ramos would once again miss out alongside Mendy, Varane and Carvajal. With regards to the visitors, Soldado is suspended while Milla and Montoro are both out injured.
Granada possible starting XI:
Escandell; Quini, Perez, Sanchez, Foulquier; Brice, Gonalons, Vico; Marchis, Puertas, Molina
Real Madrid possible starting XI:
Courtois; Valverde, Militao, Fernandez, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Casemiro; Asensio, Hazard, Benzema
Granada vs Real Madrid Prediction: 1-2
Granada has the sixth-best home record in the league pointing towards a tough game for the visitors. However, Real are desperately in need of maximum points, and even given that the side is stretched pretty thin, we believe they would find a way to walk away with that.