The current La Liga and UCL holders Real Madrid will be looking to maintain a perfect start to their campaign when they host Osasuna on Sunday. You can live bet on the Spanish top-flight league by using our sportsbook.
Real Madrid: Perfection
Carlo Ancelotti’s side is seeking another record as they will try to beat the best start to a season in Madrid’s 120-year history. The current Champions League holders picked up a ninth consecutive victory at the beginning of the season and a sixth consecutive triumph in the domestic league. This already represents the third-best start in the club’s history and puts Ancelotti two wins shy of matching the two best starts in Real Madrid history.
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema was handed an injury boost as the international break nears the end. The French superstar is finally nearing fitness and could be back in contention this weekend against Osasuna. However, his absence has not particularly hurt Los Blancos. While they have looked a bit slow going forward, the goals have come from several different players, meaning Real Madrid is a superpower even when they are missing crucial players like Benzema.
Los Blancos are leading the domestic league standings with maximum points picked up in six matches. They kicked off their Champions League campaign in style, beating both Celtic and RB Leipzig and keeping two clean sheets in the process. They are one of the most consistent teams in Europe, and we expect them to extend their winning run with another La Liga victory, and that’s why we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Osasuna: Ups and Downs
Surprisingly, Osasuna is sitting fifth in La Liga with four wins to their name. However, this is their first big test of the season, and it comes against a team they have failed to beat since 2011. They managed to pull off the upset in the season opener beating Sevilla 2-1, but they have the worst attack in the top nine with just seven goals scored so far.
There was little optimism at Osasuna at the start of the season after ending the last campaign on a six-match winless streak. They are overachievers, and round after round, they will definitely go back where they belong, in the middle of the table. With trips to Real Madrid and Villarreal after the international break, the team must bring their A-game. Despite their decent start to the new La Liga season, we don’t expect them to return home with points, so if you’re betting online, you should fade them.
Real Madrid vs Osasuna Head-to-Head
Real Madrid has scored at least twice in each of their nine competitive matches of the season across all competitions. On top of that, they managed to cover the spread on six occasions. They managed to beat Osasuna in eight of their previous ten mutual encounters. This term, they scored eight goals in three home fixtures. On the other side, Osasuna contributed to the scoresheet in just two of the last six head-to-heads between the two sides, winning their last match against Real Madrid 11 years ago.
Real Madrid vs Osasuna Match Information
- Game: Real Madrid (6-0-0) vs Osasuna (4-0-2)
- Location: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Real Madrid vs Osasuna Live stream: fubo.tv
Real Madrid vs Osasuna Betting Lines
Real Madrid vs Osasuna Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites priced at -300 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at three.
There’s no reason to doubt Real Madrid. They showed why they are the best European team after winning the Champions League last season, and they look even better this term. They are determined to secure their leading spot as Barcelona sits just two points behind them. With Karim Benzema back from injury, we expect them to extend their goalscoring form and add to their 17 goals scored in their domestic league.