La Liga: Granada vs Real Madrid prediction, preview, team news and more
Real Madrid will play a match away at Granada on Thursday night. Los Blancos could not afford to slip this time.
Real Madrid will play a match away at Granada on Thursday night at Los Carmenes in Granada, Spain. And Los Blancos are currently third in the league, two points behind Atletico Madrid and one behind Barcelona, and having one game in hand over Barcelona.
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Zinedine Zidane has only included four defenders in his squad list and called upon academy players like Miguel Gutiérrez who is set to start on the left side of the defensive line. Valverde could be the right-back in place of Odriozola. Los Blancos Unbeaten in their last 15 league games, and will look to continue that run. Although Zidane’s side continues to struggle with injuries this season. Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Ferland Mendy, and Alvaro Odriozola will all miss the game against Granada on Thursday. Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez have been ruled out for the season due to injuries they sustained last month.
Zidane: “Every time I say a word about the referees, you guys make a mess about it. We’re focused on Granada tomorrow, they’re having a good season and it’s a major challenge.”
Granada, on the other hand, Granada attacker Roberto Soldado will serve the second of a three-game ban this week following his sending off against Cadiz, while Angel Montoro had to leave the field after 13 minutes on Monday due to a suspected hamstring issue. Yangel Herrera and Domingos Duarte were also casualties in Monday’s game with quadriceps and knee injuries respectively, and the two players – alongside Montoro – join Kenedy, Jesus Vallejo and Carlos Neva in the treatment room. Martinez will therefore be forced to make several alterations for this game, with the likes of Nehuen Perez, Yan Eteki and Fede Vico expected to replace each member of the newly-injured trio.
Real Madrid La Liga form: W D W D W D
Granada La Liga form: W W W L W L L
Real Madrid– Thibaut Courtois, Fede Valverde, Eder Militao, Nacho, Miguel Gutierrez, Carlos Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema
Granada– Rui Silva, Quini, Domingos Duarte, German Sanchez, Dimitri Foulquier, Yangel Herrera, Maxime Gonalons, Darwin Machis, Angel Montoro, Antonio Puertas, Jorge Molina