Real Madrid vs Osasuna Prediction, 5/1/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Osasuna
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (-392) Osasuna (+1033)
Karim Benzema and Real Madrid (21-8-4, 2nd in La Liga) play Osasuna (10-10-13, 11th in La Liga) at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Sergio Herrera for Osasuna. Osasuna are priced at +1033 while the Meringues are at -392. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Real Madrid faced Betis in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. Real Madrid attempted 23 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 13 of those tries for a rate of 56.5%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 89.3% rate by converting 573 of the 642 pass targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Real Madrid walked away from the pitch at a 29.4% rate by landing 5 SoT out of 17 shots. Real Madrid is averaging 1.61 goals per 90 minutes (53 goals in total) and have earned 43 assists in all competitions for the year.
Karim Benzema is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Real Madrid. Benzema has been given a starting assignment in 396 contests in his career while scoring 0.62 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has earned 233 goals in 33,913 mins. He has totaled 101 assists while tallying 11 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Toni Kroos, the midfielder representing Germany. Kroos has earned 29,079 minutes in 332 starts and has been handed 52 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 84 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 41 goals. He is currently averaging 0.13 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Real Madrid will be Thibaut Courtois. Courtois has played for a total of 33,294 minutes and has earned 860 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.9 (336 total goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 72.9%. The goalkeeper from Belgium has had 1,181 shots tried at him in 372 career starts. Courtois (223-79-67 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 163 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 43.8% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Osasuna took home the win by a final score of 3-1 against Valencia. Osasuna had a 90.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 11 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 305 out of their 369 passes they tried for a percentage of 82.7%. Osasuna had 7 shots attempted out of 16 shots attempted which gave them a 43.8% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 30 goals and 21 assists in all their matches, Osasuna has an average of 0.91 goals and 0.64 assists per 90 min.
Jonathan Calleri will be counted on for Osasuna. The forward who is from Argentina has 12,929 mins while scoring 45 goals. He has 34 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. He is averaging 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 144 games in his career. You should also watch out for Ante Budimir, the forward representing Bosnia. Budimir has been handed a total of 59 yellow cards in 19,979 minutes (222 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.40. He has accumulated 88 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 19 times.
Sergio Herrera will be looking after the net for Osasuna. During his pro soccer career, Herrera has allowed 136 goals and has tallied 313 stops in 132 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.02 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 51-40-41. He is the owner of a save percentage of 72.1 and his shutout rate is 38.6%. Herrera has 51 clean sheets while he has seen 438 shots tried against him in 11,952 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-392)
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