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Osasuna vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview

Osasuna vs Real Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio El Sadar.

Following a routine 2-0 win over Celta Vigo, Real Madrid will be looking to overtake Atletico Madrid in La Liga standings when they take on Osasuna at Estadio El Sadar on Matchday 18.

Zinedine Zidane is doing a great job with the Spanish giants, but his men need to keep on improving their game if they are to defend the La Liga title.

Sergio Ramos should recover in time to face Osasuna, with Nacho likely to drop to the bench.

Los Rojillos, on the other hand, recorded their last league win on October 24, 2020, but they have been showing signs of improvement of late.

Osasuna did well to hold Real Sociedad in the Basque derby at the weekend, but given Real Madrid’s current form, home win should not be considered.

Even though both Oier and Ruben return from suspension for the hosts, we are tempted to put our money on the reigning champions.

Osasuna vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Osasuna Real Madrid played so far 34 matches.
Osasuna won 5 direct matches. Real Madrid won 23 matches. 6 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.18 goals per Match.

Osasuna vs Real Madrid Prediction

Osasuna in actual season average scored 1.26 goals per match. In 8 (80.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 3 (30.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Real Madrid average scored 1.96 goals per match in season 2021. In 10 (83.33%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (41.67%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Osasuna will be unable to call upon Chimy Avila or Ruben Martinez this weekend through injury, but Oier is back from a suspension, while Darko Brasanac should shake off a knock to start in midfield.

Jonathan Calleri was given the nod over Ante Budimir against Sociedad last time out, and the Argentine's goal is likely to mean that he keeps his position in the final third of the field.

Roberto Torres and Facundo Roncaglia were both on the bench last weekend but should return to the XI for this match, while Ruben Garcia, who was not involved against Olot, is expected to be in the side.

As for Madrid, Rodrygo Goes is still unavailable through injury, while Dani Carvajal is suspended due to the yellow card that he picked up against Celta.

Sergio Ramos missed out last weekend due to a stomach issue, but the club captain, who has still not signed a new contract, should be back in the starting XI for this game.

Carvajal's absence could see Vazquez start at right-back, meaning that Vinicius Junior could earn a spot in the final third alongside Karim Benzema and Asensio.

Eden Hazard was involved late on against Celta as he continues his recovery from injury, but the Belgium international is not thought to be ready to start for Los Blancos.

Osasuna possible starting lineup:
Herrera; Roncaglia, D Garcia, Hernandez, Cruz; Moncayola, Oier, Brasanac; R Garcia, Calleri, Torres

Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Vazquez, Ramos, Varane, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius


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