Zinedine Zidane is hoping to return his troops to the winning ways when Real Madrid welcomes Granada at their Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on the Saturday fixture. This comes a week after Real Madrid were held to a goalless draw by Atletico Madrid in the much-hyped Madrid derby. This match will take place on Saturday 5th October 2019 starting from 15:00GMT.
Real Madrid has won all its last two home games against the likes of Osasuna and Levante and is thus eyeing their third consecutive home win. The Los Blancos’s win over their back-to-back La Liga contenders will see them retain the top position in the Spanish top-tier action. They likewise wish to snatch the title from Barcelona who has dominated the Spanish league for so long and they are the hot favorites to spoil the title celebration for Barca.
The newly promoted Granada has proven a hard nut to crack for most Laliga clubs. In the wee stages of the Laliga, they are comfortably seated at number 2 of the table with just one point separating them from the La Liga leaders and their Saturday challengers; Real Madrid. They hope to extend their unbeaten record to 6 matches in a row.
Real Madrid has made their Estadio Santiago Bernabeu a real fortress and betting on Granada to beat them at their home soil is most unlikely. Seeing that Granada is still new to La Liga action after a while, beating Real Madrid in front of their fans seems nearly impossible. With the likes of Luka Modric in great form, betting for Real Madrid to collect all the 3 points looks like worth our money.
Real Madrid vs. Granada Head to Head
Real Madrid has played Granada 12 times. Of the 12 meetings, Real Madrid has won 11 matches while Granada has won just 1 match. Here is a look into the two sides’ 8 most recent meetings and the scores their fans were treated to:
- Granada 0-4 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 5-0 Granada
- Granada 1-2 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 1-0 Granada
- Real Madrid 9-1 Granada
- Granada 0-4 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 2-0 Granada
- Granada 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid will be relieved to use the services of Luka Modric, Brahim Díaz and Marcelo after nursing their various injuries. However, the services of Ferland Mendy, Marco Asensio Willemsen, and Nacho Fernandez will be missed due to injuries.
Alejandro Martínez Sánchez will be in good form to feature for Granada against Real Madrid after nursing his hamstring injury. However, the Andalusian outfit will miss the services of Neyder Lozano, Fede Vico and Quini who are nursing a shin, foot and sprained knee injuries respectively.
Prediction and Odds
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Real Madrid has the tendency of raining goals on Granada with its highest score being a 9-1 win in April 2015. Whether this is going to change is something we have to hold our breath for. Nevertheless, Granada seems to have improved from the Granada Real Madrid is used to hence no underrating is acceptable from Zinedine Zidane’s men. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Real Madrid to win
- Luka Modric to score for his team
- Over 2.5 goals on fulltime