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Real Madrid come up against visiting rivals Osasuna at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in the La Liga tie on Saturday.
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Real Madrid will play in this fixture after a 1-1 Champions League drawn game against Chelsea.
In that match, Real Madrid managed 50% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Real Madrid was Karim Benzema (29'). On the other side, Chelsea got 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Christian Pulisic (14') scored for Chelsea.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that huge efforts have been put in by the Real Madrid backline. Los Blancos have given the opposition little, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past 6 clashes standing at 2. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see if the trend shall be maintained in this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Real Madrid:
- haven't lost in the league to Osasuna in their last 11 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
After a losing effort in their last game against Celta Vigo in La Liga competition, Osasuna and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Osasuna had 51% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Osasuna was Roberto Torres (77'). Celta de Vigo got 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Iago Aspas (42') and Jeison Murillo (64') scored for Celta Vigo.
A sequence of reliable showings by the Osasuna defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 fixtures overall. Over that same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 8.
Heading into this fixture, Osasuna are winless against Real Madrid when they have played them away from home in the previous 12 league games. It has been a terrible run on the road.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results going back to 26/04/2014 shows that these fixtures have been miserable for Osasuna. They’ve not been able to register any wins whatsoever while Real Madrid have remained in the ascendancy, getting wins in 83% of those matches.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 22 overall at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The last league fixture between these sides was La Liga match day 18 on 09/01/2021 when the final score was Osasuna 0-0 Real Madrid.
On that day, Osasuna managed 29% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
For their opponents, Real Madrid had 9 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by César Soto Grado.
Team News: Real Madrid
Federico Valverde (Corona virus), Ferland Mendy (Calf Problems), Sergio Ramos (Muscle Injury), Daniel Carvajal (Muscle Injury) and Lucas Vázquez (Ruptured cruciate ligament) won’t be playing for Real Madrid gaffer Zinedine Zidane.
Team News: Osasuna
Osasuna boss Jagoba Arrasate has not got a full squad to pick from. Rubén Martínez (Fractured Hand) and Iñigo Pérez (Muscle Injury) will miss out on this game.
In our view, Real Madrid will most probably get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
At the same time, Osasuna could well struggle to make a breakthrough but do we see them converting at least once here, too.
We’re therefore anticipating a controlled 3-1 margin for Real Madrid at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (81,044)
Captain: Sergio Ramos
Chairman: Florentino Pérez
Manager: Zinedine Zidane
Competitions: La Liga position 2, Champions League (Semi-Finals)
⭐ Key Player: Casemiro
Normally playing in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Casemiro was born in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for São Paulo in the 2010 season, the gifted Midfielder has bagged 5 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 29 appearances.