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Granada vs Real Madrid, 2021 La Liga: Predicted lineups

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Real Madrid visit Granada trying to keep up with Atlético de Madrid, who beat Real Sociedad last night and are the favorites to win the 2020-2021 Liga title.

Los blancos will be without Marcelo and Ferland Mendy, so academy player Miguel Gutiérrez seems ready to get his first start for the team.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Odriozola, Nacho, Militao, Miguel Gutiérrez, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Vinicius, Hazard, Benzema.

Granada predicted XI: Silva, Díaz, Pérez, Sánchez, Foulquier, Gonalons, Vico, Eteki, Suárez, Machis, Molina.

Madrid need to bounce back from their recent struggles and beat Granada in order to keep pressuring Atletico de Madrid. Granada have been a quality team all season long but are not competing for anything anymore, so Zidane's men should be able to take care of business if they play with intensity and composure from the get go.

It will be interesting to see how Miguel Gutiérrez does on the left back spot. He's getting the chance to prove his worth and has delivered and shown great potential so far, so Gutiérrez could actually start next season as Mendy's backup if he keeps performing.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LA LIGA

Date: 05/13/2021

Time: 22:00 CET (local time), 04:00pm EST.

Venue: Los Cármenes, Granada, Spain.

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)

Available Streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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