class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Goals have been hard to come by for the La Liga champions in recent weeks and Goal is backing Los Blancos to be involved in a another low-scoring game
The Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes hosts a vital match in the La Liga title race on Thursday evening as Zinedine Zidane takes his Real Madrid side to face Granada.
Los Blancos’ draw with Sevilla on Sunday night means their title hopes are no longer in their own hands, although three wins from their last three matches would give the reigning champions a chance of retaining their crown if rivals Atletico Madrid slip up.
Granada vs Real Madrid Latest Odds
The hosts have enjoyed an excellent season and despite having little to play for, they will be looking for a positive result to try to secure a top-half finish.
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Diego Martinez’s men recorded their first ever win at Camp Nou two weeks and remain a difficult opponent despite not have much at stake.
A home win can be backed at 7/1 (8.00) with bet365, while Madrid are offered at 2/5 (1.40) and the draw at 7/2 (4.50).
Granada vs Real Madrid Team News
These are two of the sides in La Liga who have suffered the most injuries this season and both teams will be without key members of the squad for Thursday night’s clash.
Granada are missing Neyder Lozano, Angel Montoro, Luis Milla and Yangel Herrera who are all injured while Carlos Neva, Domingos Duarte and Jesus Vallejo are all doubts and Roberto Soldado is suspended.
Madrid look set to be without their entire first choice back four with Sergio Ramos, Rafael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy all likely to miss out.
Granada vs Real Madrid Preview
The side from Andalusia have played more matches than any other side in La Liga this term due to their extended run in the Europa League, which saw them play three qualifying rounds for the tournament.
Injuries, fatigue, and a lack of urgency are likely to contribute to a low-key showing from the hosts, who were in action on Monday night and have had 24 hours fewer to recover than their illustrious opponents.
Madrid, for their part, are also missing key players and looking tired so while Zidane will back his players can get the job done, there should be plenty of interest in opposing a high-scoring encounter.
Granada vs Real Madrid Tips and Predictions
Under 2.5 goals is offered at a tempting 6/5 (2.20) and has paid out in six of Madrid’s last eight games in all competitions.
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