La Liga – Matchday 37
Atletico Madrid vs Osasuna – 16th May
Venue – Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
The stepping stone to the title
Atletico Madrid has been in exceptional form this season and has been giving a consistent and incredible performance that has put them in the first position with 80 points in the La Liga standings.
Los Colchoneros are currently 2 wins away from being crowned as the La Liga champions this season, but if they fail to do so, Real Madrid can grab the chance of winning this title yet again. In their last game, Atletico Madrid drew against a goalless Barcelona side and lost 2 points.
Out of the 36 matches, Atletico Madrid has played this season, they won 24, lost 4, and drew 8 times with currently a two-point lead over Zidane’s side. Atletico Madrid currently has been on a 3 match win streak and would hope to convert it into 4 in this fixture.
Atletico Madrid’s possible starting lineup: Oblak, Hermoso, Saul, Savic, Suarez, Koke, Correa, Gimenez, Llorente, Trippier, and Carrasco
Osasuna didn’t have their best season, as they have been inconsistent with their performance and are currently placed on the eleventh position with 44 points in the La Liga standings.
The Pamplona-based outfit has defeated their last opponents with a 3-2 scoreline in their favour and have been in form recently and will be looking to convert their last 2 games undefeated winning streak into a third one.
Osasuna has drawn 11, won 11 and lost 14 games out of all the matches they have played in this season so far. Jagoba Arrasate’s men will have to give their best to create a stir this week in this La Liga.
Osasuna’s possible starting lineup: Herrera, Torres, Ramalho, Hernandez, Sanchez, Budimir, Moncayola, Torro, Brasanac, Garcia, and Barja
Atletico’s Thomas Lenar has been ruled out from this fixture because of a hamstring problem. Sime Vrsaljko will not be a part of the squad for this fixture as he still hasn’t recovered completely from his knock. Felipe might be replaced by Gimenez for this crucial fixture.
Osasuna’s Manu Sanchez and Jonathan Calleri will cannot be a part of the team for this fixture because of fitness concerns. Rubin Martinez is still injured and will not be a part of the squad along with Nacho Vidal who has a one-game ban for this match.
Head to Head
Atletico Madrid has an impeccable record against Osasuna, Atletico has won every match in their last five games against Osasuna and have managed to score 3 or more goals in 4 of those matches.
Osasuna has lost in eight of their last ten away games against Atletico in La Liga and has merely won 5 matches out of the 23 times these two teams faced each other.
Prediction and Betting Tips
Looking at the exceptional form of Atletico Madrid under Diego Simeone, we expect them to get a tough challenge from Osasuna but still manage to win 1-0 against them. The betting tips indicate that Atletico will score more than 2 goals in this game against Osasuna.
Osasuna is the clear underdog for this matchup and their pre-game betting odds are at a whopping 13. The betting odds for this match to end in a draw is 6.50 and Atletico Madrid is the betting favourite because their betting odds are merely at 1.20.