Real Madrid has just won disappointing results in Europe. Los Blancos must immediately forget it, and focus on the next fight in La Liga. Their next opponent is the Granada. However, El Grana at this time can not be underestimated.
Leaders Real Madrid will host Granada ranked 2 at the Santiago Bernabeu in Week 8 of La Liga 2019/20 on Saturday (5/10/2019).
Granada this season appears impressive. Diego Martinez’s men managed to go through their first two games without a win, but since then they have shown significant performance improvements.
Four wins and one draw in five matches bring Granada to second place standings, just one point adrift of Madrid at the top. Of the four wins, one of which even obtained when entertaining Granada champions Barcelona. Ramon Azeez’s goal and Alvaro Vadillo’s penalty helped Granada beat Barcelona 2-0 in Week 5.
Meanwhile, Madrid is without a win in their last two matches in all competitions. After a 0-0 draw in the derby against Atletico Madrid, Zinedine Zidane’s troops were held 2-2 by Club Brugge in the midweek Champions League.
Against Atletico, Madrid played well but was unable to maximize the opportunities they got. Against Club Brugge, at the Bernabeu, Madrid almost lost.
Madrid conceded two goals in the first half, and one of them started from Luka Modric’s blunder before the end of the first half. Zidane even replaced goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with Alphonse Areola at the break. According to Zidane, Courtois was not fit and was unable to continue the match.
Madrid’s attack line is populated by stars like Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema unable to do much. Madrid’s goals were scored by Sergio Ramos at Casemiro in the second half.
Madrid certainly wants to get back to winning tracks immediately. An additional three points will confirm the position of Madrid at the top of the standings before entering the international break. For that, they need to overcome Granada’s fierce resistance.
Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Hazard, Benzema, Bale.
Coach: Zinedine Zidane.
Squad info: Asensio (injured), Mendy (injured), Nacho (injured), Courtois (doubtful).
Granada (4-3-3): Silva; Neva, Sanchez, Duarte, Diaz; Azeez, Montoro, Herrera; Machis, Soldado, Puertas.
Coach: Diego Martinez.
Squad info: Lozano (injured), Vico (injured), Quini (injured), Eteki (injured), Martinez (doubtful).
Head-to-Head and Performance
Head-to-Head (La Liga)
- Meeting: 46
- Madrid wins: 32
- Madrid goal: 116
- Draw: 8
- Granada wins: 6
- Granada goal: 43.
5 Last Meeting
- 05-07-2017 Granada 0-4 Madrid (La Liga)
- 01-07-2017 Madrid 5-0 Granada (La Liga)
- 02-08-2016 Granada 1-2 Madrid (La Liga)
- 09-19-2015 Madrid 1-0 Granada (La Liga)
- 04-05-2015 Madrid 9-1 Granada (La Liga).
Madrid’s last 5 matches (KMMSS)
- 09-19-2019 PSG 3-0 Madrid (UCL)
- 09-23-2019 Sevilla 0-1 Madrid (La Liga)
- 09-26-2019 Madrid 2-0 Osasuna (La Liga)
- 09-29-2019 Atletico 0-0 Madrid (La Liga)
- 01-01-2019 Madrid 2-2 Club Brugge (UCL).
Granada’s Last 5 Games (MMMSM)
- 09-02-2019 Espanyol 0-3 Granada (La Liga)
- 09-15-2019 Celta 0-2 Granada (La Liga)
- 09-22-2019 Granada 2-0 Barcelona (La Liga)
- 09-25-2019 Valladolid 1-1 Granada (La Liga)
- 09-28-2019 Granada 1-0 Leganes (La Liga).
Statistics and Score Predictions
Madrid always won in its last 8 matches against Granada in La Liga.
Madrid has kept 6 clean sheets in their last 8 matches against Granada in La Liga.
Madrid is unbeaten in La Liga this season (M4 S3 K0).
Granada is unbeaten in its last 5 matches in La Liga (M4 S1 K0).
Always created a maximum of 2 goals in the last 4 matches of Granada in La Liga.
Final score prediction: Real Madrid 1-0 Granada
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