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Osasuna vs. Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
05 February 2020
Sunday 9 February
El Sadar – La Liga
La Liga table-toppers Real Madrid head to Pamplona to face mid-table Osasuna with a three point lead over Barcelona. The hosts are just about safe from relegation and will be looking for a big-name scalp.
Real Madrid won 2-0 at home against Jagoba Arrasate’s side back in September, and Los Blancos are unbeaten in their last nine La Liga meetings with the Pamplona side.
Osasuna will be without star striker Ezequiel ‘Chimy’ Avila after he suffered a serious knee injury two weeks ago, but former Arsenal youth team player Fran Merida is back after a hamstring problem.
Zinedine Zidane may opt to recall Gareth Bale for this tie, after leaving him out of the Madrid derby last weekend, with Eden Hazard and James Rodriguez also pushing for a recall.
Osasuna vs. Real Madrid Preview and Predictions
Osasuna have been quite consistent on the return to La Liga this season, establishing themselves neatly into mid table.
However they host Zidane’s side on the back of a poor run of recent form, with just one La Liga win in their last seven games.
Real Madrid have now moved ahead of rivals Barcelona in the race for the title, with a gap of three points at the top.
Victory in the derby with Atletico Madrid last weekend underlined their consistency, and they go to El Sadar unbeaten in their olast 21 games in all competitions.
The three points are all that matter for Zidane and his players at the minute, and they are at 1.54 to win.
But despite their consistency, Zidane’s side have been going about their league business in a low key manner, with just four goals scored to win their last three La Liga games.
With that in mind, they are likely to win this one by a narrow margin and a Real Madrid win with under 2.5 total goals scored comes in at 2.80.
Real Madrid to win 1-0 at 8.25
Real Madrid have continued their useful knack of picking up results when not playing brilliantly, and that determination should see them wrap up another win here.
Karim Benzema to score first at 2.75
Benzema returned to the goal-scoring trail with the winner against Diego Simeon’s side last weekend, and the former French international is now just one goal behind the league top scorer Lionel Messi.