Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Atletico Madrid will be aiming to bounce back from a shocking 1-0 loss to Elche when they host Osasuna to their Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Los Rojiblancos have been impressive at home ground this season, with the team eyeing their eighth consecutive win in Madrid, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Angel Correa is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while all Memphis Depay, Marcos Llorente, Stefan Savic, and Reinildo Mandava are out of contention with injuries.
Goalkeeper Jan Oblak faces race against the clock to be fit for Sunday’s clash. Los Rojillos, on the other hand, aim to climb to the Conference League berth, but seeing that Atletico Madrid have turned their “Wanda Metropolitano” into a real fortress, home win should be considered. Darko Brasanac misses out with an ACL injury, while Nacho Vidal is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Antoine Griezmann):
Anthony Griezmann is a French forward born on 21st March 1991 in Macon, and he is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting footballers at the moment. The pacey striker started showing his potential shortly after coming through Real Sociedad’s youth academy and he went on to score 46 goals in 179 league appearances for La Real. Excellent displays in Spanish la Liga saw him become a target for a number of top clubs, but he eventually choose to sign for Atletico Madrid, and that proved to be a very good decision.
Griezmann continued the rich vein of form at Vicente Calderon, scoring some important goals as los Colchoneros enjoyed domestic and European success, while also becoming a key member of the France national team.
Playing as a winger or second striker, Griezmann possesses impressive technical skills, he is a strong finisher and still finds time to work hard for his side, so no wonder he is widely regarded as one of the leading forwards on the continent. He won the U19 European Championship with France and is tipped to lead Les Bleus to glory on senior level as well.
Highlighted Team (Osasuna):
Osasuna are a Basque football team that plays in Spanish La Liga. Los Rojillos are based in Pamplona and and the club were founded in 1920. Estadio El Sadar has been the home of Osasuna since 1967 and the capacity of the stadium is 19,800.
The colour of Osasuna’s home kit is red, while the team’s shorts are navy blue. Los Rojillos dropped to the Segunda Division at the end of the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, but they did not spend too many time in the Spanish second tier. The club returned to the elite division in 2016 after beating Girona in the play-offs.
Osasuna made it to the Spanish Copa del Rey final in 2005, but they eventually lost to Real Betis after extra time in the title game. The meaning of the word Osasuna is “health” in Basque and it is used in a sense of strength.