Real Madrid vs Granada Preview: Another rout for Los Blancos?

Real Madrid vs Granada Preview: Another rout for Los Blancos?


Real Madrid take on Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu this afternoon looking to continue their fine recent form.

Following their opening day draw with Sporting Gijon, Los Blancos have won their last three games in all competitions, scoring 15 goals. They are yet to concede in a competitive fixture this season.

Striker Ronaldo is is fine form having netted eight goals in his last two outings and is coming up against a defence that has conceded seven goals already in the league this season.

Boss Rafa Benitez has plenty of selection headaches though. James Rodriguez and Danilo returned injured after the international break and were joined on the injury list this week by Sergio Ramos, who has a dislocated shoulder, and Gareth Bale, who has a calf problem. Raphael Varane should be fit to take his place though after recovering from a knock midweek.

Granada have lost two of their opening three fixtures but have won their only away game to date at Getafe. Midfielder Ruben Perez is missing though with a knee sprain that will keep him out for three weeks.

Possible Line-ups:
Real Madrid:
Navas, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo, Carvajal, Ronaldo, Casemiro, Kovacic, Isco, Benzema, Kroos
Fernandez, Lomban, Biraghi, Babin, Lopes, Marcquez, Rico, Rochina, Success, Krhim, El Arabi