Real Madrid vs. Osasuna 5/1/21 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Real Madrid 21-8-4, Osasuna 10-10-13

5/1/21 3 pm

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Real Madrid is hosting Osasuna at Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in round 34 in the Spanish LaLiga.

Real Madrid is unbeaten in their last 18 games, but they have won only 1 of their last 5 games, including the one against Chelsea in the Champions League earlier this week. Real has had 50% of ball possession in that game, 1 shot on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 87% of the correct passes. Real Madrid was sloppy on the defensive end, and they have conceded a goal in the 14th minute, but luckily for Real, they have Benzema who scored an equalizer in the 29th minute. The only reason why Real Madrid hasn’t lost a game was their goalkeeper Courtois, and the final score of this match was 1-1. As far as LaLiga goes, Real Madrid is in 2nd place with 2 points less than Atletico, and their chances of winning the title are still great. Benzema is having a fantastic season, and he has scored 21 goals so far, while Kroos added 8 assists. Vazquez, Mendy, and Carvajal are all injured, while Valverde and Nacho are questionable. The good news for Real is that Ramos is back at practice, and he should be ready as well. The Champions League second leg is next week in London, and it will be a hard game for Real Madrid, and because the end of the season is so close, I don’t think Zidane will rest any of his players here.

Osasuna has been in solid form, and they have lost only 1 of their last 8 games, and that was last week against Celta on the road. Osasuna was the better team in that game with 51% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and only 66% of the correct passes. Osasuna has conceded a goal close to halftime, and another one in the 64th minute, but with a goal in the 77th minute, Osasuna have bought themselves a shot. Unfortunately for Osasuna, they weren’t able to score another goal, and they ended up losing this match 2-1. Thanks to their unbeaten streak, Osasuna has climbed the standings to 11th place with 40 points, and they are now close to the Europa League than the relegation zone. Offensively, Osasuna hasn’t been that good with only 31 scored goals, but their defense has been solid with 39 conceded goals in 33 games. Budimir is the leading goalscorer for Osasuna with 7 goals, while Torres added 6 goals. Martinez is the only injured player for Osasuna. Even though they are very close to the Europa League, I just don’t see them getting there because they don’t have much offense, but I think they are happy not to be fighting for their lives until the last round.

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When playing at home, Real hasn’t lost to Osasuna in their last 13 games. Real has been dominant at home in this matchup, but seeking they have an important Champions League match ahead of them, I think we might be in for a nice surprise here. I will side with Osasuna.

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