Real Madrid will lock horns with Granada at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes on Sunday afternoon as they try to earn a positive result on the road.
Los Blancos managed to secure a narrow 2-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano prior to the international break. Therefore, the Madrid giants will be expected to pick up another win in La Liga this weekend.
Carlo Ancelotti will set his side up in a 4-3-3 formation once again and could make a couple of tweaks to his first-team for this game. Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez could play from the start while Eduardo Camavinga and Marco Asensio drops to the bench.
Thibaut Courtois will feature in goal for the Madrid outfit after he conceded one goal in his last league outing. Eder Militao will partner up with David Alaba at the centre of Ancelotti’s defence as they try to keep things solid on the defensive end of the field throughout the 90 minutes.
Dani Carvajal could get the nod to operate at right-back while Ferland Mendy looks to impress on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them will get the freedom to get forward and join in on the attack whenever they possibly can.
Nacho will offer cover for the defensive positions on the bench.
Ancelotti’s midfield could be comprised of Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric as the experienced trio look to dominate the ball at the centre of the park and create enough goal-scoring opportunities for Los Blancos to win this league game on the road.
Federico Valverde is a major doubt for this game as he is still recovering from a knee injury. However, both Eduardo Camavinga and Isco are expected to be named on the bench and could come on to influence the game in the second half if required.
Vinicius Junior will be a nailed-on starter on the left wing while Lucas Vazquez gets a chance to catch the eye from the right flank. Karim Benzema will spearhead Ancelotti‘s attack down the middle. The French forward got his name on the scoresheet in his last league appearance, so he will be quietly confident about producing another impressive display for the Madrid club this weekend.
Both Rodrygo and Mariano Diaz are significant concerns ahead of this game but Luka Jovic would be fit to start on the bench.