Osasuna vs Real Madrid Prediction, 1/9/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Osasuna vs Real Madrid
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Osasuna (+460) Real Madrid (-233)
Karim Benzema and Real Madrid (11-3-3, 2nd in La Liga) go to Estadio El Sadar on Saturday where they'll meet Osasuna (3-5-8, 19th in La Liga). The starting goaltenders will be Sergio Herrera for Osasuna and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Osasuna are priced +460 while the Meringues are at -233. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Osasuna took the field against Real Sociedad in their most recent match and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 1-1. Osasuna tried 9 dribbles in this match and converted 3 of those tries for a rate of 33.3%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 67.8% passes received rate by connecting on 206 of the 304 passing targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Osasuna walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% clip by hitting 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Osasuna has an average of 0.94 goals per 90 min (15 total goals) and have accounted for 12 assists in all matches for the year.
Ante Budimir is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Osasuna. He has totaled 19 assists while accumulating 59 yellow card warnings during his career. Budimir has been a starter in 214 matches thus far in his career while he scores 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Bosnia has accumulated 83 goals in 19,222 professional minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ruben Garcia, the forward representing Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times in his career and he has scored 34 goals. Garcia has accumulated 16,992 minutes in 191 career starts and has been handed 32 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.18 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Osasuna is Sergio Herrera. Herrera (44-36-36 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 45 shutouts, which leaves him with a 38.8% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in Spain has seen 391 shots tried at him in 116 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.04 (122 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .724. Herrera has seen the pitch for 10,512 mins and has earned 277 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Real Madrid walked away with a victory by a final of 2-0 against Celta Vigo. They finished the contest by converting 437 of the 500 passes they tried for a rate of 87.4%. Real Madrid finished the match with a 38.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. Real Madrid connected on 2 shots attempted out of the team's 9 shots attempted giving them a 22.2% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 27 goals and 21 assists in all their matches, Real Madrid has an average of 1.59 goals and 1.24 assists per 90 minutes.
Karim Benzema should be able to be counted on for Real Madrid. He is currently averaging 0.60 G/90 and has been a starter in 383 games so far in his career. The forward born in France has 32,785 minutes and he has scored 220 goals. He has collected 9 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 99 times. Make sure to watch out for Toni Kroos, the midfielder representing Germany. He has totaled 39 goals during his career while helping on a goal 77 times. Kroos has been given a total of 50 yellow cards in 28,159 professional minutes played (322 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.12.
Thibaut Courtois will reside in front of the goal for Real Madrid. Courtois has totaled 155 clean sheets and has defended 1,128 shots against him in 31,854 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of .724 and his clean sheet rate sits at 43.5%. He has allowed 0.92 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 213-74-66. During his professional soccer career, Courtois has given up 327 goals while tallying 816 stops in 356 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-233)
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