Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Thursday’s football game between Osasuna and Atletico Madrid will bring down the curtain on the La Liga round 7. Los Rojiblancos are brimming with confidence following a 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the local derby, but the midweek clash will be anything but a walk in the park for Diego Simeone’s troops. A man to watch in the away team will be Alvaro Morata, who scored a brace in “El Madrileno”, while Axel Witsel should replace Koke in the starting XI. All Barrios, Lemar, De Paul, Soyuncu, Perez, and Mandava remain in the recovery room.
Los Rojillos, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Sevilla in their last league match and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from Thursday’s encounter as well. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Atletico Madrid produced a brilliant performance in the Madrid derby. The likes of Brasanac, Garcia, and Monacayola are out of contention with injuries for the home team.
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.