Real Madrid hosts Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on October 5, 2019 as the Spanish La Liga season continues.

“Soccer" Real Madrid

Real Madrid continues to recover from a slow start as they moved to  top of the La Liga standings after a scoreless draw with Atletico Madrid in a tightly contested Madrid Derby in their outing. In a game with few opportunities,French forward Karim Benzema came close to scoring with a header at Wanda Metropolitano but Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a terrific save to keep this year’s derby scoreless.

Real had a shaky start to the season and suffered a 0-3 defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. But manager Zinedine Zidane has slowly stabilized the ship and Real Madrid has come up with wins over Sevilla and Osasuna and now a draw with Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid is ranked 3rd in the La Liga with a Goal Difference of +^. They have scored a total of 12 goals on the season, putting them in 4th place in the scoring department. Real has allowed a total of six goals on the season, ranking them at 3rd overall. They also rank third in the league in Assists with all of their twelve  goals assisted.

Karim Benzema is off to a flying start with five goals scored in six matches played. Gareth Bale has scored two goals while Casemiro and Lucas Vazquez have one goal each for the Los Blancos. Bale, Benzema and Casimero also have one assist each while Dani Carvajal leads the team with three assists. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has allowed six goals and has eight saves on the season.

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Odds from as of 10/02/19

“Soccer" Granada

Newly-promoted Granada briefly moved into first place three weeks ago after a shocking win over Barcelona. Granada had beaten Barca once in their last 20 meetings but after a header by Ramon Azeez in the second minute, the stage was set for an upset. Since that match, Granada has a draw against Real Valladolid and a win versus Leganes.

In their most recent outing, Granada controlled 51% of the possession time against Leganes although the latter had four more shots including two more shots on goal. Antonio Puertas’ goal in the 28th minute proved to be the match’s only score and gave Granada their fourth win of the La Liga season.

Granada is currently tied for first place with a Goal Difference of +7 goals. They have scored a total of 14 goals on the season which ranks them in 3rd place. Granada has also conceded a third-best six goals this term and they are ranked 5th with a total of seven assists on the current season.

Puertas leads the team with three goals scored in seven matches while Carlos Fernandez and Ramon Azeez have two goals each. Midfielder Angel Montoro has three assists on the year while Roberto Soldado has contributed two assists. Goalkeeper Rui Silva has conceded six goals and has 22 saves on the season.

“Soccer" Who Wins?

Granada is a surprise at second place in the current La Liga table with their 4-2-1 SU record. They have not looked like a newly-promoted squad early in the season as they have won four out of their last five matches.

The Los Blancos head home as the soccer betting favorites to beat Granada. Real Madrid is unbeaten in its first seven matches, going 4-3-0 SU so far this season to take the top spot in the Spanish La Liga. They have not conceded a goal in their last three La Liga matches played.

Head to head, Real Madrid has dominated this matchup. The Los Blancos have lost just once to Granada in their last 10 meetings and have won the last eight matches. Real Madrid has outscored Granada 21-2 in aggregate during their last five meetings.

You have to give credit to Granada for their good start. But Real Madrid is just a different beast here. After a slow start, they have showed excellent form and have not showed signs of slowing down soon. I like the home team to pick up the win here. Prediction: Real Madrid

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