Osasuna v Real Madrid Betting: Hosts to make things difficult

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The European champions visit La Liga's bottom side and, while Zidane's men are expected to win, we think the hosts can find the back of the net

Having seen their game last weekend postponed because of the weather, Real Madrid will be raring to go when they visit bottom club Osasuna on Saturday night.

The unexpected break has allowed Zinedine Zidane to recover some important players and the likes of Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal and Marcelo should all be back in contention, returning from their respective injuries. Traditionally, El Sadar is a tough place to go with Real Madrid generally afforded a particularly hostile welcome although this season Osasuna have struggled woefully at home.

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Along with Serie A side Pescara, the side from Pamplona are the only team from the top five European leagues to have failed to win a league match at home. Furthermore Osasuna are on a 13 match winless streak, their longest barren spell ever in the top flight although in recent weeks they have shown glimmers of improvement.

Petar Vasiljevic's side have been scoring consistently and despite being bottom, there are five teams in La Liga who have netted fewer goals than Osasuna. Where they have been let down is at the other end of the pitch and their record of 46 goals conceded in 21 games is unsurpringly the worst in the Primera Division.  

Bet365 who are live streaming the game for UK based customers offer an unlikely home win at 12/1 (13.00) while Real Madrid can be backed at 2/9 (1.22) and the draw is priced at 11/2 (6.50)

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As mentioned previously Osasuna have had little problem finding the back of the net and against some of the division's biggest sides. Los Rojillos scored three times against Valencia at the start of the year, another three times against Sevilla on 22nd January and twice at Real Sociedad last weekend.

The side from the region of Navarre are also one of only two La Liga teams who have managed to net twice at the Bernabeu this season.

Real Madrid, for their part, have conceded in five of their last six away games in La Liga, and while the visitors are expected to win, the price of 10/11 (1.91) for both teams to score looks generous. 

Both teams to score at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake with bet365