Granada vs Real Madrid preview: Better away form needed

Granada vs Real Madrid preview: Better away form needed

Granada vs Real Madrid match preview

Real Madrid visit Granada tomorrow night knowing that they can not afford any more slip ups in the league.

The trip to the relegation threatened outfit will be Zinedine Zidane’s second away day as boss of Real and he’ll be hoping for a better result than their last outing – the 1-1 draw with Real Betis.

The positive for Zidane is that he team seem to be firing on all cylinders up front again with Los Blancos having netted 17 goals in their last four league games. They’ll need to keep that kind of run going if they are to overhaul Barcelona in the league.

In terms of team news, the hosts have a lengthy injury list and could be without up to six first teamers – not exactly the ideal preparation when they are preparing to take on the 10-time Champions League winners.

Zidane should have a near-full squad to choose from with the only absentees being the injured duo Pepe and Gareth Bale. Both are nearing a first team return but are just short of fitness to make an appearance at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.

Probable line ups:
Granada: Fernandez; Lomban, Babin, Biraghi, Foulquier, Rico, Perez, Ibanez, El-Arabi, Rochina, SuccessReal Madrid: Navas; Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal; Modric, Kroos, Isco; James, Benzema, Ronaldo