Osasuna vs Real Madrid predictions and match preview for Wednesnday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Los Blancos head to El Sadar.
|Wednesday 20th April 2022
|21:30 (local time)
Osasuna vs Real Madrid Preview
Estadio El Sadar welcomes Real Madrid on Wednesday for an action-packed encounter in matchday 33 of the 2021/22 La Liga Santander season. Osasuna have rediscovered their form, winning 2 games on the trot while Real Madrid continue their impressive run, winning 4 games out of their last 5 in the league.
Osasuna currently sit in 9th position on 44 points and are looking to cement their place in the top half of the table for the first time since the 2019/20 season, where they finished 10th with 52 points. In an important game in the battle to finish in the top half of the table between Valencia and Osasuna, Los Rojillos came out on top, moving into 9th place, 2 points clear of Los Che.
It’s always impressive for a club of Osasuna’s size to finish mid-table on a consistent basis and be a tough matchup for bigger teams each season, but it’s also arduous for them to push on into the European places as the clubs above them are constantly seeking to improve their squads and simultaneously their performances and places on the table due to the gap in financial power.
The famous Real Madrid chant, “Así, así, así gana el Madrid” (like this, like this, like this Madrid win) was always a part of the club’s core, but it’s becoming second nature to this group of players, fans and coaching staff this season. After the Clásico embarrassment, there seems to be a hunger within this team that every game matters and they’ll fight for all 3 points regardless of the circumstances or adversity they face.
After going into the locker room at half time 2-0 down to Sevilla on Sunday, the game completely flipped on its head after the break with Real being the team that won every 50/50 battle, every second ball, and looked hungry to create chances and score. They went on to win the game 3-2 with goals from Rodrygo, Nacho and their captain and talisman Benzema, taking them, for the time being, 15 points clear of second place Barcelona.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Real Madrid Wins, 2 Draws.
- Real Madrid are unbeaten in 15 games against Osasuna in all competitions.
- They’ve won on 3 of their last 4 trips to El Sadar.
- The clubs drew 0-0 earlier this term in the capital.
|Cruz, Kike Garcia, Areso
|Hazard, Mendy, Gutierrez, Mariano, Jovic
|Vallejo, Marcelo, Casemiro
Osasuna vs Real Madrid Predictions
Score Prediction: Osasuna 1-2 Real Madrid
In the first half against Sevilla, Real Madrid looked lethargic and affected by the excessive amount of games they played in quick succession, so Ancelotti is expected to rotate his lineup for this match. With Ante Budimir in magnificent form, he’ll be eager to take advantage of a rotated or leggy Real Madrid defence but it won’t be enough to come out victorious against a hungry and enraged Real Madrid team.
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