Real Madrid vs Granada Prediction and Preview – 19/09/15
Spanish La Liga preview – Real Madrid Vs Granada prediction
Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos are the latest entrants to the ‘injuries list’ for Rafael Benitez. Danilo and James Rodriguez are still out of action. Isco should feature in the number 10 role behind Karim Benzema while Jese may get a chance to impress. Ramos’ absence should give a chance to Raphael Varane at centre-back.
For the visitors, Andres should be retained in the goal although he was roundly booed and whistled by his own fans in the last game. Ruben Perez is still out injured while Fran Rico could be started after his goal against Villareal.
Real Madrid: 4-2-3-1 formation: Navas; Marcelo, Varane, Pepe, Carvajal; Kroos, Modric; Ronaldo, Isco, Jese; Benzema
Granada: 4-2-3-1 formation: Andres; Biraghi, Lomban, Babin, Lopes; Rico, Krhin; Rochina, Marquez, Success; El-Arabi
- Real Madrid won 16 of their last 18 home matches in La Liga
- Real Madrid won 7 of their last 8 matches against Granada in all competitions
- Real Madrid scored at least 3 goals in 9 of their last 11 matches in La Liga
- Granada won their last 3 away matches in La Liga
- Real Madrid kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches in La Liga
- Granada scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches in La Liga
- Over 2.5 goals are scored in Real Madrid’s last 7 home games in La Liga
After an indifferent first game of the La Liga season, the hosts have burst into action. They have netted 11 goals in their last two La Liga matches apart from a 4-0 stroll over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. Their record at the Santiago Bernabeu is impregnable with no top-flight defeat at home in 18 previous outings. Also, they are unbeaten in their last 13 La Liga matches.
Granada have lost two of their first three games and both were at home. Their last away game was a 2-1 win at Getafe. The visitors are prone to errors and leaking goals. Though they have a better away record, playing against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu is mighty tougher.
Although Benitez is missing his regulars to injuries, there is enough depth in his ‘Galacticos’ to continue the recent goal scoring record. With 15 goals in 3 previous games across all competitions, it is difficult to see how Granada can stop them from multiple goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score 2 goals or more 11/10 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Both teams to score at 5/4 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Real Madrid to win by 3 goals at 7/2 – Click here to bet with Bet365
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