• Real Madrid have won 15 of their 16 previous home league meetings with Granada, scoring 3.2 goals per game on average.
  • Granada have only won once at the Bernabeu in their entire history, 1-0 in 1973/74; this was also the campaign in which they recorded their best ever top-flight finish (sixth place).
  • Madrid have scored 17 goals in their last three meetings with teams from Andalusia; just two fewer than Granada have managed in the league overall this season.
  • Real Madrid have taken more points than any other side over the last 10 gameweeks (28); a period that coincided with Xabi Alonso’s return to the squad.
  • Granada have won more away league games (four) than they have at Los Carmenes (three) this term.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 41 goals in 36 league games since the start of last year.
  • Diego Lopez has gone 298 minutes without conceding a league goal; the best run of minutes by any keeper this season was Esteban’s run of 307.
  • Luka Modric has now made five assists this season; he is only one short of equalling his best ever PL return with Tottenham Hotspur (six in 2008/09).
  • Real Madrid have scored more goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season (16) than Granada have netted in the entire second-half (12).
  • Real Madrid have scored a league-high 17 goals from set pieces this season, while Granada have scored a league-high 53% this way.
  • Of all players to have either scored or assisted 10 or more goals in La Liga this season, Gareth Bale has contributed to a goal the most frequently (every 59 minutes).