Our match prediction:
Last season’s runners-up Real Madrid will be looking to keep their 100% record intact when they host newcomers Osasuna at their Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Matchday 3. Los Blancos aim to build on back-to-back wins over the likes of Real Sociedad and Celta Vigo and they considered favourites on paper to win Saturday’s football match against los Rojillos. Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to return to the starting line-up and the Portuguese superstar should prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Osasuna shared the spoils with Malaga in their opener, but they experienced all sorts of problems in a 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu Real Madrid recorded a routine 4-0 win over Osasuna and we would not be surprised if history repeats itself.
Highligted Player (Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams. On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
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.