Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
After sharing the spoils with Chelsea in the Champions League semis, first leg, Real Madrid will be looking to return to winning ways in La Liga when they take on Osasuna on Matchday 34. Los Blancos dropped to third position in the standings, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the reigning champions. Federico Valverde has been tested positive for coronavirus, while Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy, and Lucas Vazquez remain sidelined with injuries.
As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Karim Benzema, who scored the equalizer in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Los Rojillos, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the standings, meaning that they head into the match with the lack of motivation. Real Madrid want this win more than Osasuna, and we predict that Zinedine Zidane’s troops are going to pick up vital three points from Saturday’s clash. Both Inigo Perez and Ruben Martinez are out of contention for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Karim 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.