Real Madrid return to La Liga action following the international break with a trip to Los Carmenes to face lowly Granada on Sunday afternoon. The visitors are hot favourites to pick up another crucial three points in Andalusia.
Where and when: Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes – 21 November, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Granada vs. Real Madrid: Premier Sports
Last time: Luka Modric, Rodrygo, Alvaro Odriozola and Karim Benzema were all on target as Madrid beat Granada 4-1 at Los Carmenes towards the back end of last season.
Granada v Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid have an excellent record against Granada over recent years, and Los Blancos will look to keep their winning run going when they visit Los Carmenes on Saturday afternoon. Carlo Ancelotti has steadied the ship at the Bernabeu, with Real looking like the title favourites as we head towards the Christmas period.
Madrid are only a point behind top-of-the-table Real Sociedad with a game in hand, while defending champions and local rivals Atletico Madrid are four points behind in fourth. Fellow Clasico giants Barcelona, meanwhile, are a full 10 points down on Los Blancos.
Real are on a superb 12-match winning run against Granada, scoring an impressive 40 goals and conceding only six at the other end. That translates to an average score of 3.3-0.5, with a 3-1 home win priced at 11/1 in these Granada v Real Madrid predictions.
Los Blancos have only kept one clean sheet in their last five games, and one in their last five on the road, which along with Madrid conceding 13 goals in 12 La Liga fixtures so far, is why we’re backing both teams to score at 16/19. You can add the visitors to that bet as the winners for 21/10.
Back in the outright market, Real are 1/2 to pick up a 13th successive victory over Granada. The home team are available at 33/5 to snap their losing run against Los Blancos in style by taking all three points, while the draw on Sunday is available at 7/2.
However, even a stalemate looks beyond the Nasrids ahead of this game. Robert Moreno’s side are down in 17th in the table after only winning two of their opening 12 matches, losing five and drawing the other five. Granada have only won one of their five home games so far this term, beating Sevilla 1-0 in the only fixture they’ve managed to keep a clean sheet in at Los Carmenes.
One to watch for Granada: Colombian Luis Suarez is Granada’s top scorer so far this season with three goals in 12 La Liga appearances. He is 11/4 to add to his tally in the anytime scorer market in this Granada v Real Madrid preview.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Eden Hazard has been building up his match fitness for club and country over recent weeks. The Belgian is yet to score for Los Blancos so far this season in 11 appearances across all competitions, but is 7/1 to break his duck with the opener this weekend.
Long shot: Madrid have scored four or more goals in six of their last 10 games against Granada, netting exactly four on four different occasions. Los Blancos are 21/1 to win this game 4-1 as part of your Granada v Real Madrid tips, rising to 78/1 with Karim Benzema as the first scorer.