The stars could be aligned for Real Madrid to claim a comfortable victory over Granada at the Bernabeu on Sunday.

The Galacticos stumbled in their last outing, falling 2-1 at Getafe.

But a lot has happened since then and Real Madrid is sure to be flying high.

The free-spending club made another splurge in the transfer market, signing Croatian playmaker Luka Modric from English side Tottenham.

Modric has played just seven minutes with his new club since making the move, but it was already enough to help the La Liga champions claim their first piece of silverware this season.

Real Madrid is coming off of a 2-1 defeat of heated rival Barcelona at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, clinching the Spanish SuperCup on away goals with a 4-4 aggregate score.

Granada is on similar footing to Real Madrid through its first two games as both clubs have managed just one point.

But with Real Madrid sitting five points off of Barcelona's La Liga-leading pace, three points against Granada at home is a must if the Galacticos hope to keep the pressure on the Catalans.

Barcelona faces a stern test on Sunday, welcoming Valencia to Camp Nou. Valencia has managed two points from its two matches this season, one of which came in a draw with Real Madrid in its opening match.

Also on Sunday, Levante welcomes Espanyol to the Ciutat de Valencia, Athletic Bilbao hosts Valladolid at San Mames, and Sevilla heads to the Teresa Rivero to take on Rayo Vallecano.

Celta Vigo and Osasuna will meet at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos on Saturday as both clubs search for their first points of the season.

Also in action Saturday, Real Zaragoza goes for its second win in a row when it hosts Malaga, Deportivo welcomes Getafe to the Riazor, and Mallorca looks to stay unbeaten when it faces Real Sociedad at the Estadio Son Moix.

And in Monday's lone La Liga fixture, Atletico Madrid tries to build upon its emphatic four-goal win over Athletic Bilbao last time out as it heads to the Benito Villamarin to face Real Betis.