Granada vs. Real Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

Granada and Real Madrid club crests

La Liga holders Real Madrid meet Granada on Matchday 36 of the calendar. Los Blancos currently sit in second, two points behind bitter rivals Atletico and even three wins may not be enough to retain the championship. Elsewhere, the hosts are 10th and have enjoyed a good campaign both domestically and on the continent. 

Where and when: Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes, Granada – 13 May, kick-off 21:00

Where you can see Granada vs. Real Madrid: LaLigaTV

Last time: Casemiro and Karim Benzema netted in the reverse fixture.

Granada v Real Madrid Predictions and Preview

Roberto Soldado will get the nod through the middle but there is fierce competition for places in Diego Martinez’ side. The ex-Valencia and Villarreal ace is 7/1 to break the deadlock against the side he made his professional debut for in 2005. Darwin Machis and Luis Suárez are 10/3 and 13/2, respectively, to score anytime and Granada are 15/2 to get the better of Madrid. A stalemate is 15/4, effectively ending any hopes of Real winning the title for a second successive season.

Florentino Perez reportedly has a three-man shortlist to replace Zinedine Zidane if the World Cup winner decides to move on. Max Allegri is in the running but the Real Madrid president will have to move quickly as the Italian is widely expected to return to the Juventus dugout after Andrea Pirlo’s disastrous reign.

Our Eurotips Odds Free bets Bookie
Real Madrid to win 2-0 6/1 Offer Williamhill
Marco Asensio to score last 11/2 Offer Betvictor
Draw/Real Madrid 3/1 Offer 888sport

In the meantime, Zidane will prepare his troops and hope Los Rojiblancos slip up against Real Sociedad, Osasuna or Valladolid. Compatriot Benzema has been the standout performer this term and has almost singlehandedly kept Madrid in contention for major honours. The hotshot may be in his mid-thirties but is still one of the finest number nines in Europe alongside Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski.

Benzema has 27 goals and eight assists from 41 appearances and is 13/5 to open proceedings. Vinícius Júnior and Asensio will flank the vice-captain and the young Brazilian is 9/5 to register anytime.

Record buy Eden Hazard salvaged a share of the spoils for his team-mates during the clash with Sevilla but is likely to feature after the break. The winger has endured a torrid time since arriving at Santiago Bernabéu and there are no guarantees he will remain at the club beyond the summer, especially if Zidane departs. The former Chelsea fan favourite is 5/1 to notch last and Los Blancos are 4/11 to emerge triumphant.  

One to watch for Granada: Jorge Molina has just turned 39 but is still making a big impact for the Andalusians. The veteran got the winner against Barcelona at the end of April and is 9/1 to bag last.

One to watch for Real Madrid: Casemiro is a holding midfielder by trade but has a habit of chipping in with some big goals. The Brazilian is 16/5 to strike anytime.

Long shot: The memorable night at Camp Nou would have given Granada great belief and Sergio Ramos’ latest injury will only reinforce this. Los Blancos are held together by their captain and his absence could prove fatal. A 3-1 home victory is an astonishing 90/1.

Related matches