Real Madrid with Chance to Move Top of the Table

    Real Madrid vs CA Osasuna Preview 27/10/2021

    26 Oct 2021 | La Liga | Preview
    Real Madrid with Chance to Move Top of the Table
    Lina Reshetnyk /

    There are several fixtures to look forward to in the Spanish topflight this week, including the meeting between Real Madrid and Osasuna at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.

    This match provides an opportunity for Real Madrid to move top of the table ahead of Real Sociedad’s fixture on Thursday while Osasuna know a victory would take them above the hosts.

    Real Madrid come into the match on the back of a 2-1 win at Barcelona on the weekend. In what is one of the biggest fixtures win world football, Real Madrid took the lead in the 32nd minute and doubled their advantage in injury time at the end of the game. Barcelona got a goal back but it was just a consolation.

    It was a big win for Real Madrid and comes on the back of a comprehensive 5-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. The victory over Shakhtar Donetsk ended a run of 3 games without a win for Real Madrid in all competitions.

    Trends show Real Madrid are tough to beat when playing at home and have not suffered any defeats in their 13 most recent home La Liga matches.

    Over 2.5 goals have been scored in Real Madrid's last 4 matches in all competitions and there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of their last 5 home league games.

    In addition, both teams have scored in 4 of Real Madrid’s last 5 home La Liga matches.

    Osasuna make the trip to the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu having been held to a 1-1 draw at home by Granada. It was a match they were hoping to win against the team currently in 17th place in the table and Osasuna opened the scoring in the 45th minute.

    However, the red card for Jose Conte saw Osasuna reduced to 10 men for the final 16 minutes and Granada scored an equaliser at the end of the game.

    That result means Osasuna are undefeated in their last 4 matches, with 3 of those games ending in victory in La Liga. There have been wins at home against Rayo Vallecano and at Real Mallorca and Villarreal.

    Trends show Osasuna have managed to win their last 4 away games in La Liga and have scored 2 or more goals in each of those matches. Both teams have scored in 5 of their last 6 on the road.

    Team news and Real Madrid will be without midfielder Federico Valverde, who has a knee injury. There are doubts over the fitness of Luka Jović and Daniel Ceballos, who both have ankle problems.

    Osasuna have only one injury concern and Jonas Ramalho is likely to miss out. Jose Conte will be suspended following his red card on the weekend.

    Given the number of goals we have seen in recent matches involving both teams, we expect this to be a high scoring game. We could see over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring but with home advantage, Real Madrid should come out on top to take maximum points.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    3 - 2
    1.30 6.60 12.25 -1 1 1
    0 - 0(0 - 0)
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