Real Madrid will play Osasuna at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium on Saturday. Also, you can watch this, and other La Liga games live. Now Look in the predicted lineups
Despite being held to two dull draws in their last three La Liga games (W1). Also, Los Blancos remain firmly in the title race, sitting two points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.
Meanwhile, the visitors have had a good season so far, despite being tucked in the middle of the table.
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Since losing a frustrating 2-1 home loss to Levante on January 30, Madrid has gone 18 games without losing in all competitions (W12, D6).
Los Blancos have won each of their last 11 competitive encounters with Osasuna at home. With a winning margin of 2+ goals in 81.82 percent of those victories.
Zinedine Zidane’s men have scored an average of 4.4 goals per game in their last five La Liga meetings in the capital, winning each match by more than 1.5 goals, making this an ideal match to watch live.
On the other hand, the reigning Spanish champions have failed to score in three of their last five games in all competitions, including a scoreless draw with Betis in their most recent home league match.
On the other hand, Madrid has allowed the second-fewest goals in La Liga at home this season, averaging just 0.62 goals per home league match.
Last time out, Osasuna lost 2-1 to Celta Vigo, ending a streak of three consecutive La Liga victories in which they scored at least twice.
Los Rojillos had gone unbeaten in four away league matches in a row (W3, D1), holding three clean sheets in the process.
Indeed, Jagoba Arrasate’s side has been challenging to break down at the back this season, conceding two or more goals in just 31.25 percent of their La Liga matches (5/16).
For the first time since 2003/04, Osasuna will escape loss in both matches against Madrid in a single La Liga season after a scoreless draw at the Estadio El Sadar in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
Given their 87.5 percent lose ratio in La Liga games in which they trailed at halftime this season (GP8 – D1, L7), a halftime deficit could bring this match out of reach for the visitors. Now Look in the predicted lineups
Out: Daniel Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, Federico Valverde, and Ferland Mendy.
Doubts: Sergio Ramos.
Out: Ruben Martinez, Sergio Herrera.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Eder Militao, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Nacho; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio.
Osasuna (4-5-1): Sergio Herrera; Facundo Roncaglia, Jonas Ramalho, Unai Garcia, Juan Cruz; Kike Barja, Darko Brasanac, Jon Moncayola, Roberto Torres, Ruben Garcia, Chimy Avila.