If Real wins this one, the title will be just around the corner. Los Blancos have one point more than Granada, and a game in hand with three contests to go. So if they beat today’s rival, they would need one triumph in the last two rounds to secure the trophy. It is an opportunity which can’t be missed according to their fans. Meanwhile, Granada hs its own plans, as they chase the spot, which leads to the international stage. They have a chance to reach a place that secures a direct spot in the Europa League. In order to do so, winning here would be necessary.
Granada (+600) looks solid with three straight games in which they haven’t lost, winning twice and posting one draw. During this period, Diego Martinez’s guys managed to score twice in each match, and that is a sign of the rise in their form
The opponents in this streak were solid, at first, Granada defeated Alaves on the road, 0-2, then took one point at home vs. Valencia, 2-2, before beating Real Sociedad away from home recently, 2-3. It was a match in which the guests created an early 0-2 lead, allowing the home team to come back, before stunning them once again in the latter part of the event.
There is one fact which is a bit unusual, and that is Granada’s streak at home, where they lost two in a row before playing 2-2 against Valencia, meaning that since the restart, they have just one win at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.
Real Madrid (-210) posts tight and minimal wins, mostly after some questionable situations. Many football fans accuse Zidane’s team of massive support from the refs in recent times, after seeing them decide the games following penalties or other controversial decisions.
And really it is like that, we have to be honest, but that is the advantage of a big team, arguably the biggest in the world.
This team won all the matches since the restart, and in the last five, they haven’t allowed a single goal in their net. Also, all those five games ended with under 2.5 goals.
Gonalons, Lozano, Martinez, and Quini are all unavailable for the hosts, while Vallejo sits as questionable.
Luka Jovic is not in the combination for the Los Blancos because he needs to be in quarantine. Marcelo and Nacho are also out.
Head to Head Matches
Real Madrid won the last contest with 4-2. It took place in October last year. Meanwhile, two H2H games before that ended with Los Blancos annihilating the Nazaríes, scoring nine goals, the one in Granada 0-4, and in Madrid 5-0.
As you can see, Real relies upon the tough defense, which is in general how Zidan likes to play football. He was always like that, but because of Ronaldo, the overall efficiency before was much higher.
We would go here with the Madridians winning this contest. The bookies set the moneyline for this at -210, and we find it correct. Who wants to be a bit risker, Real’s win without a goal conceded is also ok.
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