Real Madrid to top the La Liga table today?

Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the winner in the last meeting of Granada and Real Madrid earlier this season

Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the winner in the last meeting of Granada and Real Madrid earlier this season

After the way that Barcelona and Atlético Madrid had steamed away at the top of Spain’s La Primera Liga table in the first half of the season it was looking highly suspect that Real Madrid would be able to mount any sort of title challenge this season. Yet, after the top two sides drew with each other two weekends ago and then failed to secure all three points last weekend Carlo Ancelotti’s side start this weekend just a point off the top of the table and looking to take top spot when they host Granada at the Bernabeu today.

Real come into this match having won all of their last eight matches, nine if you include the winter break friendly that saw them beat PSG 1-0, and they have kept seven clean sheets in this time so they will surely be confident about winning this match and going top of the table today.

GR88.com are in agreement with the capital city side too as their match odds suggest a very comfortable victory for the only side to win all six of their Champions League group stage matches this season.

Real Madrid v Granada Odds:

Home Victory – 1.08

Draw – 14.00

Away Victory – 36.00

(All odds provided by GR88.com are accurate as of today and subject to change)

On top of their excellent recent record, Real have been amazing in front of their own fans this season with 13 wins in 14 matches, with only city rivals Atlético managing to avoid defeat as they claimed a 1-0 win at the end of September. Following that loss to Real have won all of the following ten matches at the Bernabeu with just six goals conceded to their 35 scored and with them coming off the back of four away games over the last two weeks they’ll be happy to be back on home soil again, and I can certainly see them turning in another fine attacking performance today.

Granada sit in mid-table as part of a group of nine sides between eighth and 16th separated by just four points and if they win here they can go to the top of this pile of sides. It will be a tough ask, but they do come into today’s game on the back of two clean sheets as they defeated Real Valladolid 4-0 and drew 0-0 with Osasuna in back to back home games so they are sure to have some confidence about them. They have also been impressive away from home this season with just three losses all season long and they have won four of their last six on the road. However, when they have been defeated it has been reasonably heavy with Barcelona taking a 4-0 win while both Villarreal and Almeria securing 3-0 victories.

I have a feeling that with Real’s recent form, especially in front of their home supporters, as well as a 3-0 win here last season following on from the 5-1 victory in the previous season that we’re likely to see a heavy loss for Granada today and that Real will sit atop the La Primera Liga table – at least until tomorrow evening’s Atlético and Barcelona games.

Back Real Madrid to top the La Liga table with a win to nil against Granada this afternoon @ 1.73 with GR88.com.

AntonyANTONY JORDAN (antonygr88) is an avid football and cricket fan who loves to play his favourite sports as much as write about them and bet on them.  Read his daily sports betting blog at GR88.com.

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