Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Wednesday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as Atleti travel to El Sadar.
by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)
Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid Preview
Atletico Madrid face Basque opposition again this Wednesday, just a few days on from their draw at San Mames. Diego Simeone will be desperate for his side to pick up three points from their trip to El Sadar to bolster their Champions League qualification hopes with anything short of 4th place likely to have damaging consequences for their summer plans.
Osasuna had greater injury problems than any other team in La Liga heading into the restart. There were many who suspected they were perhaps the one mid-table team that could end up getting really sucked into the relegation scrap but they made a really encouraging start with a 1-1 draw away to high-flying Real Sociedad. They even went close to snatching a winner late on and that should give them a confidence boost heading into this game.
Atleti meanwhile drew 1-1 in Bilbao on their return to action. Diego Costa struck for Atleti and Diego Simeone will be hoping he can really find a good run of form in front of goal, having struggled in that regard since his return to the club from Chelsea. Atleti haven’t been convincing travellers this season with just 3 wins from 14 road games, a big reason why they find themselves outside the top four.
In terms of rotation, Diego Simeone certainly has far more options available to him and that could be significant at a time like this with the games coming thick and fast. There could be some rotation in the full-back areas while record signing Joao Felix is fit again and may feature from the off. Osasuna still have several injury absentees but do have Ruben Garcia available again following suspension here.
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Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Atleti
Osasuna put in a real shift at Anoeta on Sunday and were good value for their point. With limited options in terms of rotation though, you worry that they will struggle to find that same intensity again here and that may just help Atleti secure a valuable away win, although it’s likely to be tight.
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Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 5 Atleti Wins, 1 Osasuna Win.
- Atleti won 3-0 when the sides met earlier in the season in Madrid.
- They’ve also won on 4 of their last 5 trips to El Sadar.
- The exception was a 3-0 defeat in February 2014.
Predicted Line Ups
Martinez – Estupinan, Garcia, Hernandez, Vidal – Garcia, Sanjurjo, Brasanac, Torres – Cardona, Gallego (4-4-2)
Oblak – Lodi, Savic, Gimenez, Arias – Koke, Thomas, Llorente, Saul – Felix, Morata (4-4-2)