Los Galacticos have a chance to catch their city rivals Atletico Madrid at the top of LaLiga with thee points on Wednesday. here is our Real Madrid vs Granada Preview.
Real Madrid Recent Form & Team News
While their arch-rivals Barcelona struggling in LaLiga thus far, Real Madrid’s form improved as they recorded four consecutive league victories. The previous three saw Zidane’s side leading at halftime. However, Madrid lost more matches than they did (3) at this stage of the campaign just once since 2009/10. Additionally, only once since 2005/06 they scored less than their current tally of 25 after 14 rounds (1.79 on average).
Three straight home wins in all competitions, all of which produced a 2+ goal difference and Real’s lead at halftime, shows the 34-time Spanish champions are starting to get back their home turf mojo as well. Following nine H2H home wins over Granada in a row, Los Galacticos are expected to continue that winning streak. Seven of those nine victories saw a -1 handicap, including an memorable 9-1 win in 2014/15.
Player to watch: Karim Benzema scored and assisted in a 3-1 win over Eibar for the 30th time in LaLiga. Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to record more “doubles” for Real in this century.
Hot streak: Real Madrid scored the opening goal in the first15 minutes in four straight H2H encounters.
Zinedine Zidane cannot count on Luka Modric (muscle), but the rest of the players are healthy and at coach’s disposal.
Granada Recent Form & Team News
On the other hand, Granada look an entirely different side from that infamous 9-1 defeat in Madrid. They are pursuing the European places following a 2-0 victory over Betis last time out. That win extended their undefeated run in all competitions to five matches (W3, D2). Granada managed to keep the net intact in each of the previous four.
El Graná, struggled away from home, though, collecting only 33.33% of their points on the road (W2, D1, L3), scoring a miserable 0.83 goals per contest in the process. A 75% loss-rate in LaLiga road matches this season that they entered as an outsider (W1, L3) isn’t a big encouragement.
Player to watch: Luis Javier Suárez scored the opening goal in their last two LL away games.
Diego Martinez will be without Victor Diaz (knee), Maxime Gonalons (suspension), and Neyder Lozano (leg). Darwin Machis (muscle), Angel Montoro (foot), and Fede (muscle) are also out.
Granada will have a mountain to climb in order to avoid a loss in Madrid, which you can conclude from our Real Madrid vs Granada Preview. Stay tuned for confirmed lineups and LIVE streaming link, as we will provide them before the kick-off!
Real Madrid vs Granada Confirmed Lineups
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