Granada is hosting Real Madrid at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in round 14 of the Spanish LaLiga. Granada has lost only 1 of their last 5 games, but they are still close to the relegation zone. Real Madrid has been a goalscoring machine in LaLiga this season, but they are playing in the Champions League next week, and they need a positive result in that game.
Granada has been decent defensively this season with 16 conceded goals, but they have barely been scoring goals, 11 so far this season. in their last game against Espanyol on the road, Granada has had 57% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. Despite being solid in this game, Granada couldn’t score or defend, and they ended up losing this game 2-0. Suarez is the leading goalscorer for Granada with 3 goals. Lozano, Duarte, and Milla are all injured. This will be a long and hard season for Granada, but I think they showed us they can win games, and I think they are confident they will avoid relegation, but they will need to start scoring more goals.
Real Madrid is now in 2nd place in LaLiga standings with 27 points, and they are at the top of their Champions League group with 9 points. Next week, Real Madrid is playing against Sheriff Tiraspol on the road in the Champions League, and with a win in that game, Real Madrid will secure the next stage. As far as LaLiga goes, Real Madrid was hosting Rayo Vallecano in their last game, and they have had 55% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 89% of the correct passes. With 2 scored goals in the first half, Real Madrid has deservedly won this game 2-1. Ceballos, Bale, and Valverde are all injured, but I think Bale might be on the roster as he played for Wales during the international break. Benzema has been the best player for Real Madrid with 10 goals and 7 assists, and he is ready to play. Real Madrid has a great coach, they are scoring a lot, and their defense has been decent this season, but I think they will need even more of that defense if they want to make a run for the Champions League.
Real Madrid is on a 3-game winning streak on the road, and they are in much better form than Granada. Even though they are the home team here, Granada doesn’t stand a chance against Real Madrid, and I think they won’t even score a goal here.