Real Madrid vs Granada
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday 7th January, 2017
Kick-off: 12:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.
This should be a one-way street from the first whistle. The quality difference between the two sides is just enormous and the only question ahead of Granada’s visit to the capital is how many goals will end up in their net at noon on Saturday. Real Madrid have been dominant in the first part of the season in Primeira Division.
The team led by Zinedine Zidane is currently sitting at the very top, being three points ahead of their arch-rivals Barcelona and four ahead of Sevilla in third. The generally impressive year has been terminated in the best possible way, with the trophy at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan where Los Blancos have claimed a 4 – 2 win after the extra-time thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo who completed a hat-trick.
Granada, on the other side, managed to win no more than nine points from the opening 16 rounds of the competition. The team is interesting because most of their players are actually on loans which makes Lucas Alcaraz’s job super difficult.
The El Grana are currently three points away from the safe zone and they have the toughest possible away fixture to start the New Year with. Nasrids are out of Copa del Rey having lost the second leg to Osasuna with 2-0 on the road.
Real Madrid vs Granada: Head-to-Head Stats
The Los Blancos have been almost impeccable in matches with Granada over the history since the team from the capital has nine wins in ten matches. Granada came out victorious only once, back in February 2013 when they snatched a narrow home win. The visitors can surely still remember the painful 9-1 defeat at Santiago Bernabeu from April 2015.
Real Madrid vs Granada: Prediction
Looking for the value, your best call would be Over 1.5 goals in the first half, set at 3/5 odds because we just can’t see how the poor visitors could hold the Champions League winners in a superb attacking form this Saturday. You can also back real Madrid to win with at least three goals difference at acceptable 3/5 odds.
However, the best bet for this match will be both teams to score as Madrid have conceded in 11 of their 13 home matches in all competitions this season. While Granada scored in 7 of their 9 away games this season.
Real Madrid vs Granada: Betting Tips
Over 1.5 goals in the first half 1.62 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score at 2.00 (1/1).