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  • 3 February 2013
  • • 02:30
  • • Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada
  • Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
  • • Attendance: 22000
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Granada-Real Madrid Preview: Mourinho's side look to close gap on Atletico Madrid

Granada-Real Madrid Preview: Mourinho's side look to close gap on Atletico Madrid

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Los Merengues can get within a point of their city rivals with victory over the struggling Andalusian outfit, who sacked coach Juan Antonio Anquela on Wednesday

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

GRANADA

Roberto
Nyom, Lopez, Mainz, Siqueira
Iriney, M Rico

El-Arabi, Brahimi, Buonanotte
Ighalo
REAL MADRID

Lopez
Arbeloa, Varane, Ramos, Coentrao
Khedira, Alonso
Di Maria, Modric, Ronaldo
Benzema

New Granada boss Lucas Alcaraz could hand a debut to Diego Buonanotte in Saturday's Primera Division encounter against Real Madrid at Los Carmenes.

Youssef El-Arabi is available after returning from Africa Cup of Nations duty, but fellow striker Fabian Orellana has been loaned out to Celta Vigo.

Winger Dani Benitez is still sidelined with a hamstring injury while defender Pape Diakhate is suspended.

Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao and Angel Di Maria all return for Madrid after the trio missed the 1-1 Copa del Rey draw against Barcelona through suspension.

Iker Casillas (hand) and Pepe (ankle) remain out, while Mesut Ozil serves a one-match ban for accumulating five yellow cards.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Granada have won just two of their last eight Liga matches (W2, D3, L3).
  • The Andalusian side have lost their last three encounters against Real Madrid by an aggregate score of 10-2.
  • Granada have scored just 18 goals in their 21 Liga matches this season.
  • Real Madrid have won just one of their last five away games in all competitions (W1, D2, L2).
  • With just 20 goals conceded this term, Los Blancos boast the second best defensive record in La Liga.
  • Alvaro Arbeloa (pictured, right) played his 150th game for Madrid in the 1-1 Copa del Rey draw against Barcelona.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Granada

Real Madrid

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Granada CF GRA
Granada CF Granada
Draw
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol Real Madrid
23%
73%

Top 3 Predictions

Granada CF GRA
0 - 4
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
Granada CF GRA
0 - 5
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
Granada CF GRA
0 - 3
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA

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