Real Madrid vs Osasuna La Liga Match Preview & Free Picks
Oddsmakers opened the Real Madrid as -455 moneyline favorites versus the CA Osasuna, while the game's total opened at 3.25.
|Real Madrid 3-2-0||Lines||CA Osasuna 1-4-0|
|Over 3.25||Total||Under 3.25|
Real Madrid -455
Needless to say, there are obvious differences in quality between these two sides. Despite this, we feel that Osasuna can compete with Madrid, and make a game of this.
Madrid have been experiencing a lot of injuries of late. The latest players to occupy Madrid’s medical room are Isco, Modric and Marcelo. All three of these senior first-team players are unlikely to feature in this game.
On top of Madrid’s injury list, Zidane is likely to rest members of his first-team following a hectic week. Los Blancos travelled to Paris for last Wednesday’s Champions League group stage fixture. At the weekend, Zidane’s team travelled to Sevilla for a crucial La Liga fixture.
After a big week of football, Zidane may decide to rest big players for Wednesday’s home game vs Osasuna. This could increase Osasuna’s chances of getting a result from this game.
Real Madrid is ranked on the 1st place in the standings with 93 points, 106 goals scored and 41 goals received in the last 38 leaguegames. They have failed to win 3 of their last 38 matches in La Liga.In their last match they won against Malaga. Real Madrid has an excellent form, they are undefeated in their last 5 events before this event with Osasuna.
Real Madrid Key Player
|Note: Real striker Karim Benzema has scored in 80% of the Galacticos’ games this season, netting the opening goal each time in these matches.|
|Bet This Match|
|Team to Kickoff: Real Madrid -101||BET HERE|
|Double Chance - First Half: Osasuna / Draw - 1H +115||BET HERE|
CA Osasuna +1037
Osasuna have kept clean sheets in three of those matches, as well as showing spirit and resilience to salvage a point at Valladolid, where they recovered to level with nine minutes left after the home side established a second-half lead with their only shot on target of the game.
They also scored in the 81st minute against Barcelona, when Roberto Torres scored the second of two goals against the title-holding visitors to cancel out an Arthur Melo goal and ensure a share of the points.
Osasuna are ranked on the 19th place in the standings with 22 points, 40 goals scored and 94 goals received this season in La Liga.In their last match they lost against Sevilla. Osasuna lost 3 of their last 5 matches before this match with Real Madrid.
Osasuna Key Player
|Note: Osasuna’s Roberto Torres has netted 50% of his team’s league goals this season, including his team’s sole first-half strike.|
The Picks: Real Madrid -455, Under 3.25
|Real Madrid vs CA Osasuna Extra Points|
|Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last eight LaLiga games against Osasuna (W6 D2); their last defeat against them was in Pamplona in January 2011.|
|At home, Real Madrid have won their last nine LaLiga games against Osasuna scoring 3.4 goals per game on average.|
|Osasuna are unbeaten in their last five LaLiga games (W1 D4), drawing the last four. The last time they draw more consecutive games was in May 1991 (6).|
|Osasuna have hit the woodwork five times in LaLiga this season, more than any other side in the competition (alongside Barcelona) and Roberto Torres has hit woodwork more than any other player this season (three).|
|Karim Benzema has scored nine of Real Madrid’s last 13 home goals in LaLiga (69.2%).|