Real Madrid v Osasuna: LaLiga Match-day 7
Leaders RMA are currently four places higher than their rivals Osasuna, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and fifth positions respectively.
League leaders R Madrid will seek to win every game, this fixture is no exception
RMA come to this game on the back of a 1-2 away loss against Atletico Madrid at Civitas Metropolitano.
Also, RMA have enjoyed excellent form all season, to sit within the reach of a Champion’s League place. They currently sit in first place, top of the League, having accrued 18 points so far this season. This means a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws having won six meetings.
Playing at home, RMA have won two matches.
R Madrid will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 21 points and keep their momentum going forward.
Injury and illness have depleted Carlo Ancelotti’s RMA and they will likely be missing two key personnel for Sunday’s match.
It’s 12 points so far for Osasuna this season, going into this game
Is this to be the game where Osasuna to put a halt to their recent record of poor results? They go into this fixture on the back of two recent defeats to Getafe and Almería.
Also, Osasuna keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last six games is astonishing this season. With a fifth position in the league and 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, they currently have 12 points in the League having won four meetings and lost two fixtures.
Osasuna will travel to RMA with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory and one losses.
Winning this fixture will see Osasuna on 15 points.
A solid defensive team
It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. Osasuna have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with five goals in their previous matches. The number of goals that a team scores can sometimes give a misleading impression of performance. Osasuna have found the net seven times (4 from open play and three penalties), but their performance at times this season has been average. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Ezequiel Avila (3), Aimar Oroz (2), and Ruben Garcia (1).
Osasuna are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Jagoba Arrasate is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without two of his key players
R Madrid v Osasuna – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels RMA and Osasuna have faced each other 40 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in RMA’s favour (26 – 5). Additionally, Osasuna have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of RMA in twelve out of the previous 19 matches with them. The last time both teams met in this competition Los Rojillos delivered a 1-3 away win.