Atletico Madrid will be aiming to bounce back from Thursday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final defeat to Real Madrid when it resumes its La Liga campaign away to Osasuna. You can live-bet on La Liga action by using our sportsbook.
Let’s check the latest La Liga news, stats, injury reports, and La Liga lines for Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid. We’ve got plenty of La Liga picks for you to consider.
Osasuna: Fighting for European Spots
Following its promotion to the top-flight league, Osasuna finished 10th in the 2019-20 campaign, 11th, and 10th in the last two years. However, it exceeded expectations this season and is in the hunt for European qualification as we approach the midway point of the season.
Osasuna is a tough nut to crack and no opponent will expect to be in for a straightforward win when playing at this venue. Osasuna secured its spot in the semi-finals of the Spanish Cup by recording a 2-1 victory over Sevilla on Wednesday night.
A total of 28 points to its name from 18 matches sees Osasuna in seventh position in the table, only three points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid heading into this weekend’s contest. Jagoba Arrasate’s team is the third-best side on home soil, so if you’re betting online, you should start backing them in front of their fans. Osasuna will be missing Nacho Vidal and Ruben Pena this weekend through injury, and head coach Arrasate will need to assess the fitness of his players following the Copa del Rey clash with Sevilla.
Atletico Madrid: Struggling on the Road
There have been several discussion points during Diego Simeone’s long reign as Atletico Madrid‘s manager when it seemed as if the end might be near. Some expected him to walk away many times in the last eight years, but he committed his future to the club, and his current contract expires next year.
Simeone has done an extraordinary job in his 11 years at the helm, winning two La Liga titles, two Europa Leagues, and a Copa del Rey, and reaching two Champions League finals, but the team is struggling to fight with giants Real Madrid and Barcelona lately.
Recent reports in Spain have suggested that the Atletico hierarchy is now beginning to plan for life after Simeone, with Luis Enrique thought to be at the top of its wish list. For now, the team must focus on the domestic league and must stop dropping points as it fights to get a top-four finish.
Los Colchoneros are still sitting fourth, but Villarreal, Betis, and Osasuna are breathing down their neck. They have a brilliant record against Osasuna, and we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays. Marcos Llorente will again be missing due to a muscular problem, but Simeone’s side did not pick up any new issues against Real Madrid. Memphis Depay is pushing to make his first start following his recent arrival from Barcelona.
Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-Head
Osasuna has the third-best home record in La Liga this season, collecting 18 points from nine matches. Still, it has lost each of its last eight league games against Atletico, with its last success over the capital giants coming in February 2014. On top of that, it failed to find the back of the net in its last two games against Los Colchoneros. Atletico has managed at least three goals in each of its four consecutive wins at this venue, the team’s longest-winning away run against Osasuna. Atletico’s recent traveling form has not impressed, though, losing it’s last three domestic league away games.
Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid Match Information
- Match: Osasuna (8-4-6) vs Atletico Madrid (9-4-5)
- Location: Estadio El Sadar, Pamplona
- Day/Time: Sunday, Jan. 29, 10:15 a.m. ET
- Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid: fubo.tv
Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid Betting Lines
Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid Picks & Prediction
The visitors enter this game as favorites, priced at +115 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at two.
Despite Osasuna having a strong home record this season, it has lost three times in front of its own fans. Atletico should improve its away form as it fights for a top-four finish, and this is a great opportunity for it to do so. It will be a shock to see a home win here or even a draw. On paper, Atletico is the better side and we expect it to score at least two goals on its own.
The Madrid are listed at +115 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Madrid, you have a chance to win $115. The Osasuna are +270, offering a chance to win $270 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Madrida 46.51% chance to win, with Osasuna at 27.03%.