Osasuna vs Real Madrid: Predictions, tips & betting odds

Osasuna's Estadio El Sadar
Los Blancos are in for a hostile reception in the city of Pamplona where a highly competitive game in likely to be in store

Real Madrid head to the Estadio El Sadar on Saturday night to take on Osasuna with Carlo Ancelotti's men aiming to cut the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona.

A win for the champions would reduce the gap to the Catalans to five points, yet Madrid face a tough challenge against a highly competitive Osasuna team.

Osasuna vs Real Madrid latest odds

Los Rojillos have won six matches in front of their own fans this season, although both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have been successful on their trips to El Sadar in recent months.

A home victory is offered at 10/3 (4.33) with bet365 while Madrid are offered at 4/5 (1.80) and the draw at 13/5 (3.60).

Osasuna vs Real Madrid first goal scorer odds

Karim Benzema is the favourite to open the scoring on Saturday night with the Frenchman priced at 10/3 (4.33) while Vinicius Junior, who will return to the starting eleven having been suspended for the midweek clash against Elche, is available at 7/1 (8.00).

For the hosts, top scorer Chimy Avila is suspended with Croatian international striker Ante Budimir offered at 9/1 (10.00).

Osasuna vs Real Madrid preview

El Sadar remains one of the toughest grounds for the big clubs to visit, and both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were made to work extremely hard for their narrow wins this season.

Madrid will know they are in for a battle on Saturday evening in an extremely hostile stadium, and Osasuna should prove highly competitive opposition.

The side from Pamplona have only won one of their last eight league matches, but they are tough to beat and are likely to test Madrid's resolve with their physical, high-intensity approach to the game.

Los Rojillos have scored in eight of their 10 home league clashes this season and are good value to do so once more.

Osasuna vs Real Madrid tips and predictions

Both teams to score is available at 9/10 (1.90) which looks like an excellent option for this game, one which has paid out in each of the two most recent meetings between the sides.

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