Atlético Madrid will look to avoid the big upset when they hit the road to take on a desperate CA Osasuna club in their La Liga matchup on Wednesday, June 17. With Madrid looking to stay in title contention and Osasuna desperate to stay in the championship mix, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value against their LaLiga odds.
LaLiga Atlético Madrid Vs Osasuna Match Preview
Why Bet On CA Osasuna
CA Osasuna is sitting in 11th place in the 20-team La Liga standings with 35 points. Osasuna has scored 35 goals in 28 matches while allowing 39 goals defensively (-4). The Reds have gone a modest 2-1-2 over their last five matches and 3-4-3 over their last 10 matches overall. Osasuna comes into this affair off a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad on Sunday in their first game since La Liga resumed play after a three-month layoff caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Adrian Lopez found the back of the net in the affair, but the Reds allowed Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal to level the score. Ezequiel Avila has a team-high nine goals while Roberto Torres and Ruben Garcia have both added six goals while Torres has a team-high seven assists. Osasuna has gone 5-5-4 SU, 7-6-1 ATS and 8-6 O/U at home this season.
Why Bet On Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid is sitting in sixth place in the La Liga standings with 46 points. They’ve scored 32 goals this season while allowing 22 goals defensively (+10). Madrid has gone seven straight matches without suffering a loss and comes into this affair off a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday in their return to action following La Liga’s three-month layoff due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Iker Munian put the Athletic up early in the 37th minute but Atletico responded two minutes later when Diego Costa found the back of the net to level the score at 1-1. Costa celebrated his goal by holding up the shirt of Atletico Madrid Femenino midfielder Virginia Torrecilla, who had a successful operation to remove a brain tumor in May.
“We’re not in the worst situation as this was our first game back and Athletic are a difficult side but we cannot afford to slip up again if we want to get into the Champions League,” said Atletico midfielder Koke.
Madrid has gone 3-8-3 SU, 4-9-1 ATS and 2-5-7 O/U on the road this season. Alvaro Morata has scored a team-high eight goals while Angel Correa has added five goals and a team-high six assists while Joao Felix has chipped in four goals.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Madrid has won three straight and four of five in this rivalry with each victory coming by way of shutout, including a 3-0 home win on December 14. With that said, Madrid is by far, the better defensive team in this matchup and they have far more motivation to get the win in this meaningful matchup.
While CA Osasuna has scored more goals than Madrid this season, they just don’t have a defense capable of stopping Madrid, particularly seeing as how I’m expecting the Red and Whites to be completely locked in and focused. Madrid wins by one goal in a relatively tight affair!
Pick: Madrid 2 Osasuna 1