Real Madrid vs Osasuna
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid).
Real Madrid brought Sevilla’s four-match unbeaten run to an abrupt halt last week on the road with Benzema slotting the only goal of the game to hand Los Blancos a much-deserved win. The victory was also a much-needed breather for Zidane and his men who were feeling the heat following their shock 3-0 defeat at Paris in the Champions League.
With five games up, Osasuna surprisingly remains one of the only three teams left in the LaLiga along with Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, to taste defeat. The newly-promoted side, however, have just one win to their name and have picked up no more than a point in each of their last four games in a running.
Their most recent clash at home with Real Betis saw them hold the latter to a stalemate while their previous outing against Valladolid saw the final scores tied at 1-1.
With another trip on the road beckoning, Osasuna will have to put in the extra effort as Real Madrid are a force to reckon with in their backyard.
Real Madrid vs Osasuna Head to head (h2h)
- Osasuna have been at the losing end in their last five games in a row.
- Their previous encounter finished 3-1 to Real Madrid.
- All of their past three games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their last three fixtures.
Real Madrid vs Osasuna Prediction
The hosts are unbeaten at home in the new season and have salvaged a win and draw so far. Furthermore, the squad have found the back of the net four times from those clashes alone, three of which came from their recent matchup with Levante.
On the other hand, Osasuna managed not more than a draw in their most recent outing, while their only other trip on the road was a win against the struggling Leganes who have hit rock bottom in the table.
The guests have not been faring well in their previous visits to the Bernabeu either and have failed to come away with a win throughout the past decade. With home advantage out of the equation and the kind of form that Real are on at the moment, Osasuna will have to brace themselves as a defeat is certainly looming large for them this week.
Additionally, the visitors have lost by a two-goal margin or more in their last five meetings here. Considering that all five of those clashes have also seen Los Blancos leading at the break, expect Real Madrid to win both halves without breaking much of a sweat.
Real Madrid vs Osasuna Betting tips
Half time result: Real Madrid @ 1.60 (3/5)
Real Madrid to win both halves @ 2.20 (6/5).