Granada vs Real Madrid Live: Granada vs Real Madrid Live Stream, Online La Liga Watch Free TV Coverage Real Madrid hosts Granada on Saturday in what is a very unusual top-of-the-table clash by La Liga standards. While Los Blancos are familiar figures at the top of the standings in the Spanish top-flight, newly-promoted Granada has been the surprise of the season so far, punching way above its weight in the first seven games of the campaign.
It is first vs second in La Liga this weekend as Real Madrid host Granada in a fascinating encounter.
Zinedine Zidane’s side have not been without their setbacks this season – especially in the Champions League – but Los Blancos currently sit top of the table with 15 points from seven games.
Granada appear to be this season’s surprise package in Spain with 14 points – one more than Barcelona so far – and Diego Martinez’s side will be confident of causing a stir at the Bernanebu after watching Club Brugge seal a 2-2 draw there in midweek.
The Andalusians have scored more than Real Madrid—13 goals to 12—and have the league’s second best attacking record after Villarreal and Barcelona. However, they arrive in the capital with a dreadful record at the Santiago Bernabeu, where they have lost in 21 of their 24 visits.
Granada last won away at Real Madrid in 1974 and has conceded 15 goals in its last three visits, scoring just once in the process.
If statistics make grim reading for Granada, they provide a much needed slice of optimism for Real.
A club that has so often turned to European competitions for solace, Madrid now finds itself seeking comfort in its domestic form after struggling in the Champions League so far.
On Tuesday, Real needed a late goal from Casemiro to erase a 2-0 deficit and draw 2-2 at home with Club Brugge in the second game of Group A. Coupled with a 3-0 defeat away against Paris Saint-Germain on the opening game of the campaign, the result left the 13-time European Cup winners rock-bottom in the table with one point.
Domestic form, however, has been more encouraging for Zinedine Zidane. Madrid negotiated two very difficult away games in the last three weeks, winning 1-0 at then league leaders Sevilla, before drawing 0-0 away at Atletico Madrid last week.
With Atletico and Barcelona both struggling for consistency, Real’s defensive solidity—only Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid have conceded fewer goals—has seen them move to the top of the table.
Zidane has plenty to work on, particularly as star summer signing Eden Hazard is yet to fire on all cylinders, but Madrid remains the only unbeaten team in La Liga and that is cause for mild optimism.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.