Osasuna vs. Atletico: prediction for the La Liga fixture
Osasuna advanced into the semi-final of Copa del Rey for the first time in 18 years. Do hosts have a chance for success in a La Liga clash against Atletico on January 29? The answer is in our prediction.
This week, Osasuna advanced into the Copa del Rey semi-final for the first time in last 18 years. A victory over Sevilla is a result of players' hard work. A star forward Chimy Avila praised fans' support after the match, saying: «It is a part of Osasuna DNA - to play with a 12th player at home». Now a passionate fanbase will hope for an end of team's eight-game losing streak in head-to-head matches against Atletico.
Hosts are outside of European places only on goal difference, so the upcoming match will be a crucial one for the hosts. Eight victories and four draws brought 28 points and a 7th position in the standings.
Pena and Vidal will miss the upcoming game.
Diego Simeone's Atletico scored at least three goals in each of four latest consecutive victories at El Sadar. The Mattresses proved that they are one of the strongest La Liga teams, beating Real Valladolid (3:0) in the most recent match.
However, team got a different result in Copa del Rey, losing to Real, despite having a lead for the most of regular time. But a red card and two goals conceded in extra-time led to Atletico's elimination from the Cup. As for La Liga, nine victories and four draws brought 31 points and a 4th spot in the standings. Recent signing, Memphis Depay, should improve team's offensive potential.
Llorente is currently out with a muscle injury.
Ставка Corners: total under 9,5
This bet played in three latest matches of Osasuna
Ставка Goals in both halves - yes
This bet played in 4 of 6 latest head-to-head matches
Ставка Correct score 1:2
Visitors won 3 of 7 latest head-to-head matches
We offer to place a bet on the visitors here - Atletico put up a great performance in the most recent match, they have a much better squad than the Basques. Madrid team should be able to get the game under control. Los Indios are also quite successful at that stadium.
Our prediction - Atletico to win
Both clubs will try to convert their chances today, both teams are strong on the offense. Moreover, in 2 of 3 latest head-to-head matches no less than three goals were scored.
Our second bet is on total over 2,5 goals