Osasuna vs Real Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio El Sadar (Pamplona).
After the embarrassing exit Real Madrid faced at their own home in the Copa del Rey the last match-day, the team will be particular to get back on track. Considering that they are taking on a newly-promoted Osasuna, the upper hand easily goes to Zinedine Zidane’s men.
Osasuna vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Madrid are on a six-match winning run against this opponent.
- Osasuna conceded a total of 24 goals from the past eight fixtures.
- 19 of the preceding 21 wins had gone to the Los Blancos as well.
- In the last 17 years, only twice have the hosts won at this venue.
Osasuna vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Osasuna lost on the road the last match-day, against Villarreal. The hosts had recorded a 3-1 scoreline, and it was the second loss in a row for the former. They had also conceded three or more goals for the second game consecutively.
The defeat once again threw light on the fact how it’s been tough for Osasuna in the La Liga since November of last year. In fact, since then, Osasuna have recorded a total of two wins in the league, and one of those had come against the dead-last placed Espanyol.
Meanwhile, in the highly anticipated Madrid derby, the Royal Whites won at home 1-0, courtesy of a strike by Karim Benzema.
The win ensured that the team stayed at the top of the table, maintaining the three-point lead over Barcelona. It was also a major confidence-boost for Zidane and his boys, recording a win against one of the best teams in Spain.
However, the loss Real Madrid experienced at the hands of Sociedad in the Copa will really be haunting them. Especially the fact that their defense were split open would be killing the players within.
By all means, we can expect major retaliation this Sunday.
Osasuna vs Real Madrid Prediction
Real Madrid are easily one of the best teams in the world, and they are the current toppers of the table. They outweigh Osasuna in terms of experience, talent at disposal, ambition, and form.
On the other hand, Osasuna were not even present in the top flight last season, as they had secured promotion just this prior summer. They were also winless in four of their last five home fixtures, and in six of their previous eight overall games.
Meanwhile, Real were unbeaten in 21 of their last 22 overall match-ups, and had won eight of their preceding nine games. On the road, they are on a five-game winning run, and an eleven-match unbeaten run (of which nine were wins).
In addition, Madrid are on a six-game winning run against this opponent, and had recorded 19 of the previous 21 h2h wins as well. Keep note that they had also scored a total of 24 goals from the prior eight h2h meetings too.
Bringing these information under the microscope, we are inclined to pick Real Madrid as the overwhelming favorites this Sunday.
Osasuna vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Real Madrid to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Real Madrid/ Real Madrid @ 1.60 (3/5).