Real Madrid will lock horns with Granada at Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes on Monday night hoping to win and restore their four-point lead at the top of the La Liga table. Los Blancos have emerged victorious in all of their past eight matches, so they will be quietly confident about securing maximum points versus Diego Martínez’s men.
Zinedine Zidane will opt for a 4-3-3 formation and might name Eden Hazard in his starting XI for this upcoming league clash away at Andalusia.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Granada
Thibaut Courtois will retain his place in between the sticks for the visitors after earning five consecutive clean sheets in his past five league outings. Sergio Ramos will resume his partnership alongside Raphael Varane at the centre of Zidane’s defence as they look to keep things solid at the back on Monday.
Dani Carvajal will return from suspension and operate at right-back while Ferland Mendy continues to feature on the other side as the left-back. Both defenders will focus on pushing high up the field so that they can provide adequate support to the front players.
Marcelo will miss the remainder of this La Liga campaign due to an adductor injury while Nacho is a significant doubt for this game due to a thigh problem.
Zidane could name a midfield comprised of Federico Valverde, Casemiro and Toni Kroos. The talented trio will be expected to dominate the ball at the centre of the park as they try to orchestrate some decent openings in the final third.
Luka Modric will be available for selection on the bench and might come on as an impact substitute in the second half if needed.
Rodrygo could make way for the return of Eden Hazard who will hope to produce a match-winning performance down the left flank. Marco Asensio should retain his place on the right side of the Madrid frontline following a goal-scoring display versus Alaves yesterday. Karim Benzema will spearhead Zidane’s attack down the middle and will carry most of the goal-scoring burden by himself up top.
Gareth Bale, Isco, Brahim Diaz and Rodrygo will all have to settle for a spot on the bench but could get a chance to influence the game if Zidane decides to call upon their services.