Real Madrid vs. Granada: Where to Watch La Liga, TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

Real Madrid hosts Granada on Saturday in what is a very unusual top-of-the-table clash by La Liga standards.

While Los Blancos are familiar figures at the top of the standings in the Spanish top-flight, newly-promoted Granada has been the surprise of the season so far, punching way above its weight in the first seven games of the campaign.

The Andalusians have scored more than Real Madrid—13 goals to 12—and have the league's second best attacking record after Villarreal and Barcelona. However, they arrive in the capital with a dreadful record at the Santiago Bernabeu, where they have lost in 21 of their 24 visits.

Granada last won away at Real Madrid in 1974 and has conceded 15 goals in its last three visits, scoring just once in the process.

If statistics make grim reading for Granada, they provide a much needed slice of optimism for Real.

A club that has so often turned to European competitions for solace, Madrid now finds itself seeking comfort in its domestic form after struggling in the Champions League so far.

On Tuesday, Real needed a late goal from Casemiro to erase a 2-0 deficit and draw 2-2 at home with Club Brugge in the second game of Group A. Coupled with a 3-0 defeat away against Paris Saint-Germain on the opening game of the campaign, the result left the 13-time European Cup winners rock-bottom in the table with one point.

Domestic form, however, has been more encouraging for Zinedine Zidane. Madrid negotiated two very difficult away games in the last three weeks, winning 1-0 at then league leaders Sevilla, before drawing 0-0 away at Atletico Madrid last week.

With Atletico and Barcelona both struggling for consistency, Real's defensive solidity—only Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid have conceded fewer goals—has seen them move to the top of the table.

Zidane has plenty to work on, particularly as star summer signing Eden Hazard is yet to fire on all cylinders, but Madrid remains the only unbeaten team in La Liga and that is cause for mild optimism.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Real Madrid and Club Brugge KV at Bernabeu on October 1 in Madrid, Spain. TF-Images/Getty

When and where is the game?

Real Madrid hosts Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Saturday, October, with kick-off scheduled for 4 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET).

Real Madrid has won 20 of its 23 league games at home against Granada, which has lost its last three trips to the Bernabeu by a combined 15-1 score.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on beIN SPORTS.

Live stream

Live stream will be available via beIN Sports website, and beIN Sports' digital platforms, as well as via fuboTV.

Form

Real Madrid is top of the table in La Liga with 15 points in seven matches and is the only team left unbeaten in the Spanish top flight. Los Blancos drew 0-0 away at Atletico Madrid last week, while Granada beat Leganes 1-0 at home to within a point of Real Madrid.

Things didn't go as well for Madrid in the Champions League, as it drew 2-2 at home to Club Brugge on Tuesday.

Team news

Real Madrid defender Nacho could be out until the end of 2019 after damaging his knee ligaments against Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Ferland Mendy remains out with a groin issue. Long-term absentee Marco Asensio, meanwhile, is unlikely to play this season after rupturing his ACL against Arsenal in preseason.

Thibaut Courtois and Isco were absent against Club Brugge but should be available on Saturday.

Granada will be without full-back Quini and midfielder Vico, while Alex Martinez, Yan Brice and Neyder Lozano are unlikely to be involved.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Real Madrid is an 8/25 favorite, while the draw is at 19/4 and Granada is a 9/1 underdog.

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