Osasuna vs. Atletico Madrid – La Liga, October 31, 2020
The Spanish La Liga betting action continues Saturday, October 31, with four games on the schedule including the clash between Osasuna and Atletico Madrid at Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona.
Both Osasuna and Atletico started the season on the right foot and enter Matchday 8 in an excellent mood. The visitors will look to stay undefeated, while the hosts will try to avoid their fifth straight loss to Atletico Madrid, so I expect to see a great battle between two fired-up rivals.
I’m bringing you all the key betting tips and trends for Saturday’s La Liga contest in Pamplona along with my top Osasuna vs. Atletico Madrid betting pick.
Osasuna vs. Atletico Madrid Odds
|Osasuna to Win||+400|
|Atletico to Win||-125|
As I’ve mentioned, Atletico has dominated Osasuna lately. The Indians beat Osasuna in four straight encounters without conceding a single goal while scoring 13 in a return.
Last season, the Indians won 2-0 at home and 5-0 at Estadio El Sadar. They are legitimate championship contenders, so the bookies set Atletico as a -125 fave to win all three points this Saturday.
Also, the bookies don’t expect to see a bunch of goals in this one. Osasuna’s defense has been superb thus far, as well as Atletico’s backline.
Osasuna vs. Atletico Madrid Preview
Osasuna is sitting at the seventh spot of the La Liga standings with 10 points out of six games and a 6:4 goal difference. They are unbeaten in three straight showings, recording a couple of wins and a draw in the process.
Last weekend, Osasuna outlasted Athletic Bilbao 1-0 at home thanks to Ruben Garcia’s late goal from the penalty spot. They recorded the third straight clean sheet and second on the home field.
Osasuna has some serious injury problems ahead of the upcoming clash against the Indians. The hosts will miss five first-team players including midfielder Lucas Torro and striker Chimy Avila.
On the other side, the Indians are still without striker Diego Costa and midfielder Saul Niguez, but their head coach Diego Simeone has picked up the pieces. Atletico is undefeated in its five La Liga games this season, tallying three wins and a pair of draws in the process.
Furthermore, the Indians have recorded a 10:1 goal difference, keeping their intact in the previous four La Liga outings. Last weekend, they beat Betis 2-0 at home, while the Indians have earned four points in two road games, outlasting Celta Vigo 2-0 and playing a goalless draw against Huesca.
On the other hand, Atletico’s defense has struggled in two outings in the UEFA Champions League. The Indians have suffered a heavy 4-0 loss at Bayern Munich while barely defeating Salzburg 3-2 at home.
Osasuna vs. Atletico Madrid Betting Pick
There’s no easy money in this one, although Atletico Madrid is a much better team than Osasuna on paper.
The Indians could struggle with fatigue a bit, and they could have some problems to score against Osasuna’s stout defense.
I think we won’t see more than a couple of goals, so bet on the under 2.5 goals if you’re satisfied with -167 odds. Diego Simeone loves to take a cautious approach, especially when his team is playing on the road, and Osasuna will undoubtedly play cautiously while taking care of their own net.
I’ll bet on the visitors, trying to get some greater wages and hoping their dominance over Osasuna will continue. Simply, Atletico is a better team in this matchup and should secure the victory.
Atletico Madrid to Win-125