Granada: Two straight losses have ended any hope of pushing for a Europa League spot, but they still have plenty to be excited about. This is a team that has the worst defense in the league, so to be nowhere near the relegation zone is huge. Their attack can surprise, and with Real getting forward plenty, there will be opportunities. But it will all come down to how well they perform in defense, keeping their shape and limiting mistakes. A win could be the signature result of the league season as they start looking ahead to the next campaign.
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Real Madrid: No excuses here. After Barcelona likely bowed out of the title race in the draw to Levante, Real are hoping to avoid a similar fate. They’ll go with everybody in this starting XI and know they may have to win out to win the league. They’ll need Atleti to slip, but they can only worry about what they can control. This is one of those matches where if Real are inconsistent in attack, they are in big trouble because Granada can really cause problems. They have to play sharp, deal with Granada’s speed on the wings and will themselves to three points they must have.
Real’s defense comes to play, shutting down Granada while dominating in attack. Pick: Real Madrid 3, Granada 0