Osasuna Needs the Upset More than Ever
Osasuna isn’t interested in the La Liga title. Los Rojillos are interested in qualifying for the UEFA Europa League. To keep hope alive, they need to defeat Real Madrid. Los Blancos are sitting in first place and have lost only one of their last 12 games.
It won’t be easy, however, a home underdog will always be a tempting underdog. In this case, Osasuna is offering a +450 price in the sportsbook.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Spain La Liga odds for Osasuna vs Real Madrid. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Osasuna Not Ready to Give Up
Osasuna already exceeded all expectations. Prior to the start of the season, Los Rojillos were among the top candidates to end in the relegation zone. Now, they sit in ninth place, 11 points behind sixth, the last to grant a ticket for the UEL.
Last Saturday, they pulled off the upset in Valencia thanks to Ezequiel Avila and Ante Budimir. The game ended 2-1. Prior to that, they defeated Deportivo Alaves 1-0 with another goal from Budimir.
Curiously enough, Los Rojillos have better numbers when playing on the road, nevertheless, they only lost one of its last six games at home, also, they finished with a clean sheet in four of those games. That includes defeating Villarreal, one of the UEFA Champions League semifinalists, 1-0.
Avila and Budimir are the main reason for you to consider including them in your soccer picks. Both are on fire after scoring in three of their last five matches. Overall, each has scored six goals, enough to be the team’s top scorers.
There are no major injuries to report. Plus, unlike Real Madrid, Osasuna has nothing else to think about other than La Liga.
Real Madrid Likes to Suffer
Only a catastrophe could prevent Real Madrid from winning La Liga. However, that doesn’t mean it has been easy, quite the contrary.
Last week, Los Blancos had to overcome a two-goal deficit against Sevilla. Rodrygo, Nacho, and Karim Benzema scored during the second half, and, the Frenchman did it in stoppage time.
That result allowed Los Blancos to increase their advantage over Barcelona to 15 points. Los Azulgranas have played one game less, but after that, there will be only six games left. It goes without saying that Real Madrid wants to win the title as soon as possible. That way, they can focus on the UEFA Champions League.
Regarding La Liga, Madrid’s numbers on the road are good, 12-2-2. They haven’t lost in their last five games, six if we include the victory at Stamford Bridge (UCL). They scored three goals in four of those games and finished with a clean sheet twice.
I expect head coach Carlo Ancelotti to introduce some changes in the starting lineup. Even so, Los Blancos are more than capable of putting up a good fight, enough to control the soccer odds at -145. That’s what happens when you have talentt to spare.
Ferland Mendy and Marcelo remain questionable due to injury.
Osasuna vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 83
- Osasuna Victories: 13 (78 goals)
- Real Madrid Victories: 52 (180 goals)
- Draws: 18
Here’s another reason to consider Osasuna a tempting soccer betting underdog. Their first meeting, which was at Santiago Bernabeu, ended with a goalless draw. That was also the score the last time they met at El Sadar.
Don’t be discouraged, they don’t always draw 0-0. The total went over in six of their last 10 meetings, and, both teams scored in five of those games.
Osasuna vs Real Madrid Game Information
- Date: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- Location: El Sadar, Pamplona
- Streaming: fuboTV
Osasuna vs Real Madrid Betting Lines
Osasuna vs Real Madrid Prediction
There is no doubt that Real Madrid is going to win the title. However, Los Blancos can’t risk losing any of their top players to an injury. You can expect a much less aggressive team, something Osasuna will take advantage of. No, it won’t be enough for Osasuna to pull off the upset, but it will be enough for a draw, for this reason, you can expect the total to go under (+105).
Score Prediction: Osasuna 1, Real Madrid 1