Real Madrid will take on Granada in the La Liga next. Real will take a gigantic step towards their quest for the Spanish League title if they do get the better of the team who are already demoted. Zinedine Zidane will have to rest a few of his key players as they also have Champions League engagements with Atletico Madrid.

Madrid are currently in outstanding form winning their last three matches in all competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo netted his second hat trick in consecutive Champions League matches as Real ran riot against Atleti. The last time Real faced Granada they crushed the Spanish side 5-0 and with the momentum on their side, we could expect some similar kind of scoreline in the next match.

Los Blancos are not in action until Sunday and till then Barcelona could take three points lead if they manage to defeat Villarreal. Real are currently level on points with the Catalans but have the advantage of playing one match less than them.

Real have a humongous record against Granada as they have registered a win in the last 13 matches out of 14. The only matches they have lost was way back in 2013. In terms of goals, Madrid have been very lucky as they have scored at least one goal in the last 46 La Liga games.

Team News And Lineups

Real Madrid

Gareth Bale’s injury will rule him out for this game. Dani Carvajal had to pull out from the Champions League tie and he remains a doubt. Otherwise, Zidane has a full strong squad and a number of changes are expected from him.

Casilla; Danilo, Nacho, Ramos, Coentrao; Casemiro, Kovacic, James; Vazquez, Asensio, Morata

Granada

Granada will be without Franck Tabanou, Hector Hernandez, Matthieu Saunier and Artem Kravets.

Ochoa; Foulquier, Silva, Ingason, Hongola; Cuenca, Angban, Krhin, Pereira; Ramos, Malle

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Key Players

Real Madrid

Marco Asensio

This youngster has been a revelation for Madrid this season. Having arrived from Espanyol in the last summer the winger has created a buzz among the ranks. Real romped in six goals past Deportivo La Coruna and in that match handful numbers of the first team players had played. Asensio has to take his chances that come his way.

Granada

Andreas Pereira

All eyes will be on Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira who would be very keen to mark his presence on the pitch and there will be a desire to perform against the best in the business.

Odds

RealMadrid-1/10

Draw- 10/1

Granada- 20/1

Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.