Real Madrid vs Osasuna Prediction & Match Preview

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Real Madrid vs Osasuna takes place on Wednesday as a midweek La Liga fixture. The home side will be looking to improve even further after a great result on the road to Sevilla. If all goes well, they can be league leaders by the end of matchday 6. Osasuna on the other hand have had a peculiar season. They have earned four draws and one win in five games. Osasuna can be proud that they have not lost a fixture yet. However this away fixture against the mighty Real Madrid is surely their toughest task yet. Real Madrid vs Osasuna kicks off at 15:00 EST on Wednesday.

Real Madrid vs Osasuna Prediction & Match Preview

Wednesday, September 25 – 15:00 EST – Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid responded positively after a rough loss in the Champions League to PSG. After a shaky start to the season, their domestic form has picked up. Madrid have earned three points in each of their last two La Liga fixtures. A 1-0 road victory against Sevilla has surely given this team a boost of confidence. They handed Sevilla their first loss of the season. Furthermore, several players have recovered from injury. With Eden Hazard back in the first team, it seems that Zidane has figured out his optimal lineup. Interestingly enough, this formation consists of breaking up the central midfield three that has been Madrid’s bread and butter for so long. Ultimately, the 4-2-3-1 formation suits this squad much better. It allows Hazard and Bale to flourish on the extremities all the while James Rodriguez is given creative space to play right under Benzema.

Osasuna have been the kings of the draw. After a win on opening day, the four ensuing results were draws. The highlight being a 2-2 draw at home to Barcelona. Due to their ability to avoid defeat, Osasuna now sit mid table at tenth in La Liga. The recipe for success has been extremely sound defending. They earned three clean sheets and have limited their opponents to three goals against. The praise needs to be heaped onto this Osasuna back line. Osasuna rank 18th out of 20 in shots allowed. The reason they keep clean sheets is their ability to prevent quality opportunities for the opposition. Furthermore, they rank 2nd in successful tackles per match. If Osasuna continue this impressive defensive form, they may earn another positive result from this match.