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Real Madrid vs Granada: Predictions, odds & betting tips

8:54 PM IST 05/02/22
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With some key players likely to be missing for Los Blancos the visitors will be confident of being able to make life difficult for them
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Real Madrid welcome Granada to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday evening in La Liga with Carlo Ancelotti's side looking to get back to winning ways.

Thursday night saw Los Blancos eliminated from the Copa del Rey after a 1-0 defeat to Athletic Club, while Madrid's last league match saw them need two late goals to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Elche.

Real Madrid vs Granada latest odds

It has been over a year since Madrid last lost a home league game, with Levante the last side to beat Los Blancos in the Spanish capital on January 30, 2021.

Two of Real Madrid's last three home games however have ended in draws against relegation-threatened opponents in Cadiz and Elche, respectively, and the 13-time European champions have often struggled to break down well-organised sides.

A home win on Sunday is priced at 1/4 (1.25) with bet365 while Granada can be backed at 10/1 (11.00) and the draw at 5/1 (6.00).

Real Madrid vs Granada first goalscorer

It remains to be seen whether Karim Benzema will be fit enough to feature on Sunday with the Frenchman rated as doubtful having missed Thursday night's clash in Bilbao due to an injury.

Madrid's No.9 remains the shortest priced player to score first at 9/4 (3.25).

With Vinicius Junior suspended for the game there might be a chance for Eden Hazard to start and the Belgian is priced at 6/1 (7.00) just behind Rodrygo Goes and Marco Asensio who are both offered at 11/2 (6.50).

Granada's Colombian forward Luis Suarez can be backed at 10/1 (11.00).

Real Madrid vs Granada preview

With Karim Benzema a major doubt and Vinicius Junior suspended, Real Madrid could struggle for goals on Sunday night.

Between them the pair have accounted for 29 of Madrid's 47 strikes this season and neither player has someone who is a like-for-like replacement.

Granada, for their part, have recorded some impressive results against the division's biggest sides this season, drawing 1-1 both home and away against Barcelona, while beating champions Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.

At their best, Robert Moreno's side are a well-organised unit with two excellent strikers in Luis Suarez and Jorge Molina, and they will feel that, if they can frustrate Madrid, then they will surely be able to cause them some problems on the break.

Real Madrid vs Granada tips & predictions

Backing Granada to win with a +1.75 Asian handicap at 96/100 (1.96) looks like an appealing option.

This bet pays out in full if Granada win, draw or lose by one goal exactly, while half of the initial stake is returned if they lose by exactly two goals.

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