Real Madrid are seven points behind La Liga leaders FC Barcelona as they travel to face Osasuna. The match will take place at the Estadio Reyno de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain on Sunday, January 30, 2011. Kickoff is scheduled for 18:00 GMT (UK time), 19:00 CET (Central Europe), and 13:00 EST (USA Eastern).
It is very important for the RealMadrid to have three forwards. Had another fallen injured they would have been left with only one. This is now the best situation. Higuain will be welcomed back with open arms, but Real Madrid is now at hesitation with Adebayor and Benzema because they are different yet complementary players. Adebayor hasn’t played since December, but he wasn’t injured and he has trained every day. He is fit to play today.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho ‘s only thoughts are on this match. He is concerned about their opponent and its players, who can do a lot of harm to Real Madrid. They should do their best to win. Theyare coming off difficult matches in Seville and the Calderon and they won both.
Xabi Alonso didn’t feel well two days ago, but he is totally fit now. They don’t have to make him train when it is raining so hard. He is on the squad list and is healthy enough to play today.
However, Osasuna have proved tough opponents in recent times for Madrid and Ramos admitted on his club’s website: “It’s always a difficult game, and much more with Osasuna going through a difficult time of it. Right now they are fighting to avoid dropping into the relegation places, but a hurt team is always more dangerous.
30-01-2011 18:00 GMT (UK time), 19:00 CET (Central Europe), and 13:00 EST (USA Eastern).
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.2||1.7|
|Goals against *||0.6||1.2|
|Last 5 home||D-D-L-W-W||W-W-W-W-W|
|Last 5 away||L-L-L-D-L||D-W-W-L-W|
|* Goals per match – home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Osasuna v Real Madrid Prediction
Real Madrid wins 2-1
The match can be seen at Online-soccer.tv