Osasuna 0-2 Real Madrid – Betting Review


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. The favourite for the win was Real Madrid @ 1.85 which won not easily, but with merit based on clear chances.

Looking at the Asian handicap market now.  As pointed out in the preview the Osasuna +0.5 start was not enough for them. Real Madrid -0.5 @ 1.85 was highly attractive and duly won, not even needing the cushion of the second goal which to be fair, probably slightly flattered them in a difficult match. This effectively means the market got this spot on.

Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all. As outlined in the preview. Goals was directly affected by Madrid’s desire (or lack of it) and their avoidance of playing a high a high tempo and risking their bodies. The line dropped down to 2.25 which looks good in hindsight, giving under backers a half win @ 1.77.


Match Summary

Real Madrid closed the gap between themselves and LaLiga leaders Barcelona with the hard-fought win at El Sadar. It was in some ways, a perfect platform for Real Madrid to visit a hostile and difficult venue in Pamplona where they saw out a professional 0-2 victory.

With their daunting up-coming trip to north England where they enter the cauldron that is Anfield, there was few better places for them to go in Spain and collect three points in preparation for the UEFA champions league knockout match against Liverpool.

Osasuna to their credit did give the visitors from the capital a great test. They hit the woodwork and had their fair share of opportunities while it was well balanced at 0-0.

The theme which was consistent to the benefit of Real Madrid throughout the game was the sparkling breaks stemming from Vini Junior.

Thanks in part to the Brazilian and a strong showing from the youngster Alvaro Rodriguez off the subs bench, Madrid scored a couple of late goals and took a much needed and confidence building win.

The host merited a closer margin of defeat courtesy both of making Madrid suffer to score but more so, as they had chances themselves. Fair score 1-2.

There was a lively start in Pamplona, as Vinicius Júnior got a dangerous shot off that Sergio Herrera saved.

At the other end Moi Gómez was pushed to safety by Thibaut Courtois.

Los Rojillos were looking dangerous on the break, but big chances were not materialising as their play was erratic.

Budimir was involved in the thick of the action when he fired wide from just outside the box.

The match continued in a similar even manner in the second half. The Benzema replacement Rodrygo was largely anonymous in the opening 45 minutes, but he was improved in the second half and came close with a shot that curled just wide.

Los Blancos began the second half well but had a goal ruled out for offside after Vinicius ran too early before scoring.

Moi Gomez shot clipped the outside of the post before Moncayola flashed a shot wide, with Madrid looking under increased danger of letting more points slip.

The hosts would come to rue those missed opportunities when Federico Valverde buried Vinícius’ cross with a fine goal

Vinícius thought he had doubled the lead but the goal was chalked off once more.

Marco Asensio did manage to double their lead in stoppage time after excellent work from the eye catching youngster Alvaro, the tall debutant which played very well off the subs bench.