Atletico Madrid vs Osasuna
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atleti are trying their best to catch up with the two titans of the La Liga, but as opposed to previous seasons, the team have not been its usual self. This match-day, they do have the home advantage, and are taking on a newly-promoted Osasuna. If the Madrid outfit are supposed to turn around their campaign on a positive note, there might not be a better opportunity.
Atletico Madrid vs Osasuna Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Atleti won 3-0.
- The team also racked up a combined scorecard of 6-0, from the previous two clashes.
- Six of the preceding seven clashes saw Atleti recording wins.
- In the last ten years, only once have Osasuna won against this opponent.
- Six of the former nine encounters at this venue saw the guests failing to score.
Atletico Madrid vs Osasuna Prediction
Atleti were on the road the last match-day, and they once again failed to put forth an impressive performance. After an intense ninety minutes, the teams finally settled for a goalless draw.
Meanwhile, Osasuna recorded a confidence-boosting draw the last match-day, as they held tough customer, Sevilla, to a 1-1 scoreline. The former had the home advantage, but could not prevent the guests from firing in an early goal.
It looked as if the visitors might run away with the win, but Osasuna’s persistent efforts found result in the injury time of the first half, as they slotted in the equalizer. This scoreline then was held till the final whistle.
This weekend, consider how desperate Diego Simeone’s men are for a win. They are currently placed seventh in the table, and it’s so unlikely of the Colchoneros to not be in the hunt for a spot in the podium.
All of this frustration could be taken out this Saturday over Osasuna. Do take note that Simeone’s men have the home advantage, and that they possess vast experience in this competition, while their opposite number are a team that was just promoted to this top division.
Moreover, at home, Atleti have lost just twice in their previous 21 appearances, and these two had come against Barcelona, and Real Madrid. On the other hand, Osasuna have managed just two league wins on the road this campaign, and it had come against Espanyol, and Leganes – currently the bottom-most two teams in the table.
Finally, Atleti have been the dominant side in h2h clashes for quite a long time too. In fact, they won six of the last seven such encounters, and registered nine of the previous ten overall such wins. Most importantly, at this venue, the hosts have not lost at all since 2009 against Osasuna, and considering all these observations, rightfully expect a victory for the hosts, Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid vs Osasuna Betting Tips
To Win: Atletico Madrid @ 1.44 (4/9)
Atletico Madrid -0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).