The Saturday afternoon action in La Liga sees title contenders and league leaders Real Madrid host high-flying Granada, who were only promoted this season. Madrid are favourites to win but this will be a testing clash for them.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid– 5 October, kick-off 15:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Granada: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Real Madrid have won the last eight matches between the sides, stretching back to 2013, with the last two meetings – in the 2016/17 campaign – producing 4-0 and 5-0 victories for Madrid respectively.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Under 2.5 goals||17/10||Offer|
|Antonio Puertas anytime scorer||17/4||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Granada Predictions and Preview
The highlight of the weekend round of La Liga sees the top two sides in the league go head to head in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid are one point better off following the first seven rounds of actions and are still unbeaten in La Liga with four victories and three draws.
Their low point was a humiliating 3-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League but last Sunday’s 1-0 win at Sevilla was a convincing return to form, followed by a 2-0 midweek victory over Osasuna and a scoreless draw at Atletico Madrid, before a concerning Champions League draw against Club Brugge.
Granada are the surprise package of the top-flight so far – they have collected 13 points in their last five games including a memorable 2-0 victory over Barcelona.
The hosts are favourites for this encounter at odds of 2/7 with a Granada victory priced at 9/1 and the draw available at 24/5.
Between them, these two sides have conceded just one goal in their last six La Liga matches so under 2.5 goals at 17/10 appears to be a solid bet with under 1.5 at 5/1.
A ‘double chance’ on Granada to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 13/5 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 1/25.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 10/11.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has five from five in the league this time out. Is priced at 4/6 to find the net in this game.
One to watch for Granada: Midfielder Antonio Puertas netted 10 league goals last season and already has three this time round and is at a tempting 17/4 to net here.
Long shot: Madrid have kept three successive La Liga clean sheets as have Atleti, while Granada have conceded just one goal in their last five. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 20/1.