Fresh from winning the La Liga title on Wednesday evening, Real Madrid will be in party mood this weekend when they travel to Granada on Saturday night, as Ladbokes announce a free bet special and offer short odds on Jose Mourinho’s side to claim another three points at Los Cármenes.
Madrid have had to endure a Barcelona golden era in La Liga of course and this is their first title win since the 2007/2008 season. This makes it even more special and it has been a fabulous season for them.
To win the league with two games to go is a fantastic achievement too. Barcelona are one of the best teams to have played the game, so Mourinho’s men have really turned on the style this year.
The former Chelsea boss must be massively praised too. He has now won league titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain and with the squad he has assembled at Madrid, there is no doubt that this could be a golden era for the club.
The Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich was disappointing of course, but in the league, Madrid are finishing in style. They have won their last five games and not tasted defeat in 2012. The 3-0 win at Bilbao last time out was extremely impressive too.
As for Granada, they are still not quite safe from relegation, although with five points separating them from the bottom three and two games remaining, they should be just fine.
Victory this weekend would seal their La Liga status of course and what a match it would be to do this. If they could beat the newly crowned Spanish Champions, it would be a famous day for them.
With regards to their form going into this one, Granada have been up and down of late with two wins and two defeats in their last four games. They have won their last two home games though, including a valuable 2-1 victory at home to Espanyol last time out.
They will be relying on the fact that Madrid are still in party mood to get something from this one though. However, with the away side not in any major finals, they can afford to play their strongest team and express themselves.
This could spell danger for Granada when this one gets underway from 8pm on Saturday evening.