Real Madrid vs. Granada Preview: Los Blancos Extend Winning Streak At Bernabéu

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Updated: January 23, 2014
Real Madrid- Benzema

After winning the first leg of Copa del Rey’s quarter finals, online betting favorite, Real Madrid eyes for another win to strengthen their title campaign. 

Match Date: 25 January 2014 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Team Form

Real Madrid

Real Madrid remains keen on extending their winning streak at Camp Bernabéu and continuing their run towards the title race.

 

Los Blancos’ recent victory in the first leg of Copa del Rey’s quarter finals was a major boost to the club’s confidence. It was never an easy victory as their opponents, Espanyol, gave them a difficult time scoring. But thanks to Karim Benzema’s header, the club was able to secure a narrow victory. Also worthy of recognition is Iker Casillas, whose diving saves prevented their rivals from getting the upper hand.

 

The above-mentioned performance is something that the club wants to replicate during their encounter against Granada. Their title campaign is not over yet since only a single point separates them from Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. Moreover, Real Madrid boasts an impressive team form in which they were undefeated during their last six (6) matches.

 

Granada

Aware of their opponent’s strength, Youssef El-Arabi assured that Granada shall not be “ridiculed” at Bernabéu.

 

El-Arabi and the whole Granada squad know that they are facing an uphill battle when they face Real Madrid. The latter plays the strongest at home, having won nineteen (19) of their last twenty (20) home matches and with their shortage of strikers, El-Arabi feels the responsibility of scoring goals for the club.

 

Odion Ighalo and Riki, two (2) of his goal scoring comrades are sidelined due to injuries. It is still unsure if they can make it to the Real Madrid encounter.

 

Aside from expecting more goals from the squad, Granada also looks forward to seeing the contributions of newly signed Tiago Ilori. The defender was on loan from Liverpool and hopes to make an impression in the club.

 

Online betting’s top pick:  Real Madrid

Real Madrid gets the upper hand in this match. Definitely, the club shall not waste the opportunity to claim the top spot in the table and clinch the most coveted silverware this season.

 

 

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