Osasuna vs Atletico MadridLa Liga, KO: 20:30 Sep 28, 2023, Estadio El Sadar
Fresh from an impressive victory in the derby, Atletico Madrid return to action with a Thursday night La Liga clash at Osasuna. Atletico are expected to have too much for their hosts, who have found things difficult this season.
It has been a difficult start to the season for Osasuna, who have claimed just two wins from their opening six matches. They are currently just outside the top half of the standings and will be looking to find a spark for their campaign.
Osasuna actually looked sharp in the early weeks of the season, claiming two wins from their opening three matches. However, it has been all downhill since as they are winless in their last three matches and head into Thursday’s clash off the back off a 0-0 home draw with Sevilla in their previous La Liga fixture.
Among the disappointing things about Osasuna's campaign so far is that they are yet to secure a win in front of their fans. It has been two defeats and a draw from three home matches for Jagoba Arrasate’s men, who have also scored only once in that run.
Atletico Madrid were in fine form last time out as they claimed a 3-1 victory over local rivals Real Madrid. They were the better side throughout the contest with a brace from Alvaro Morata and an Antoine Griezmann effort earning them the win.
Manager Diego Simeone will be pleased with the performance and result as it has been a slightly erratic campaign for Atletico Madrid so far. They have claimed three wins from five matches and will be keen to use the derby result as a spark for their resurgence.
Although Atletico Madrid were beaten 3-0 by Valencia in their previous away fixture, they have still been fairly solid on their travels this season. They claimed a 7-0 victory at Rayo Vallecano prior to that defeat and have also kept clean sheets in two of their three fixtures on the road this season.
How the bookies view it
Atletico Madrid have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 6/5 by 10bet to claim the win. Osasuna are considered outsiders with a home win priced at 5/2 by BetVictor while William Hill is offering odds of 12/5 for a draw.
Recent head to head
Atletico Madrid have a dominant record in this fixture and have won the last 10 matches against Osasuna. They did the double last season, winning 1-0 at the Estadio El Sadar before claiming a 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture in Madrid.
Players to watch
Alvaro Morata is enjoying a fine start to the season and has scored five goals in five La Liga matches so far. The striker could be worth keeping an eye on for Atletico Madrid and is priced at 47/20 by Unibet to find the net on Thursday.
Atletico Madrid’s dominant record in this fixture means they have not even conceded a goal in the last 10 meetings with Osasuna. The central defensive trio of Jose Gimenez, Stefan Savic and Mario Hermoso will be tasked with maintaining that record and can lead the visitors to a clean sheet at 9/5 with William Hill.
Anything else catch the eye?
Atletico Madrid have won to nil in the last 10 matches against Osasuna and could be set for a similar outcome at 13/5 with William Hill. Having picked up a 3-0 victory in the most recent meeting, a -1 handicap could also be considered at 10/3 with 888Sport.
Having scored in both halves last Sunday, Atletico Madrid could be set for a similar pattern at 5/2 with bet365.
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