Primera Division Gameweek 23
Feb 6, 2022 KO: 20:00

Real Madrid - Granada

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid
Referee: Antonio Matéu Lahoz
Asensio 74'  

Match preview

Benzema to return - How Real Madrid could line up against Granada

Karim Benzema missed the last Real Madrid match due to a hamstring injury but should be available for Sunday

Real Madrid will likely welcome Karim Benzema back into their starting lineup for this weekend's La Liga fixture against Granada.

During the week, the Frenchman was sorely missed as Real Madrid were eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao.

At San Mames, a late Alex Berenguer strike was enough to send the Basque side through to the semi-final with a narrow 1-0 victory.

Benzema was missing with a hamstring issue but is back training and should start against Granada.

Dani Carvajal should be available again after a period of isolation due to Covid.

Ferland Mendy is a major doubt.

Thibaut Courtois will start in goal behind a likely back four of Carvajal, Nacho, Eder Militao and David Alaba.

Carlo Ancelotti rarely deviates from his preferred midfield trio of Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric so they will probably start again.

Vinicius Junior is suspended, so Rodrygo might be asked to play on the left, with Marco Asensio on the opposite flank supporting Benzema.

Predicted Real Madrid X v Granada

Match statistics

Real Madrid
Statistics
Granada
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
16
6
Draws
2
7
Losses
2
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
40
31
Goals Per Game
2.00
1.55
More > 2.5 Goals
12
9
More > 3 Goals
5
6
Scored First in a Match
14
7
Scored Both Halves
11
7
Won More > 1 Goal
8
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
15
27
Did Not Score
3
5
Both Teams Scored
11
12
Kept Clean Sheet
7
4
Won Without Conceding
6
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
16
12
Shots on Target
6.20
4.60
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.15
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.50
1.78
Penalties
0.15
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.10
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
12
14
Shots on Target Conceded
4.11
4.45
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
12
Yellow Cards
1.65
2.55
Red Cards
0.10
0.05

Injuries

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Suspended

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