After a surprising 1-0 defeat to Elche, Atletico Madrid will be determined to recover as they welcome Osasuna to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Having showcased an impressive home record this season, Los Rojiblancos will be aiming for their eighth consecutive victory in Madrid. However, they will need to demonstrate their capabilities on the field to achieve their desired outcome.
On the other hand, Los Rojillos have their sights set on securing a Conference League berth. However, considering Atletico Madrid's formidable form at the “Wanda Metropolitano,” where they have established a true fortress, a home victory should be strongly considered. The top bookmakers in India have decent odds for this match on their platforms.
The head-to-head record between Atletico Madrid and CA Osasuna highlights their historical encounters. Out of the 21 meetings, Madrid emerged victorious on 16 occasions, while CA Osasuna managed to secure wins three times. Additionally, two fixtures between the two teams ended in a draw. This record indicates Atlético Madrid's dominance in their previous matchups
Angel Correa is anticipated to make a comeback to the starting lineup, boosting the team's prospects. However, the availability of Memphis Depay, Marcos Llorente, Stefan Savic, and Reinildo Mandava is uncertain as they are currently sidelined with injuries, ruling them out of contention for the upcoming match. Atletico Madrid has showcased an outstanding record in this fixture, securing victories in their last nine matches against Osasuna. Their most recent triumph was a 1-0 success earlier in the current campaign. Notably, they have also maintained clean sheets in each of their last three wins against Osasuna, highlighting their defensive prowess in these encounters.
Memphis Depay, Marcos Llorente, Stefan Savic, and Reinildo Mandava are still not fully fit
Predicted Lineup: Ivo Grbic, Jose María Gimenez, Mario Hermoso, Axel Witsel, Thomas Lemar, Rodrigo De Paul, Koke, Yannick Carrasco, Nahuel Molina, Álvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann
Osasuna, too, will be competing for crucial points this weekend as they continue their pursuit of a European finish this season. Currently positioned ninth in the La Liga standings, a victory in this match could propel them up to seventh place. Securing that position would guarantee them a spot in the Europa Conference League, further intensifying their motivation to claim a positive result. Osasuna bounced back in their previous fixture with an impressive victory, putting an end to a two-game losing streak. The win was a satisfying outcome for Osasuna, who delivered a pleasing performance last weekend.
Darko Brasanac will miss out with an ACL injury, while Nacho Vidal is a major doubt.
Predicted Lineup: Aitor Fernandez, David Garcia, Aridane Hernandez, Manuel Sanchez, Rubén Peña, Lucas Torro, Aimar Oroz, Jon Moncayola, Ante Budimir, Abde Ezzalzouli, Enrique Barja
Although Osasuna returned to form in their previous match, it is difficult to favor them considering their recent record against Atletico Madrid. Therefore, the expectation is for the home side to secure a victory and bounce back from their setback last week.