Osasuna vs Real Madrid (1-3) April 20, 2022 Match Preview & Stats

Real Madrid are on the verge of a 35th La Liga title and could take another step towards lifting the trophy in Osasuna on Wednesday.

Barcelona’s 1-0 loss to Cadiz on Monday evening means Madrid are now 15 points away from their second-placed rivals.

Madrid have only six games left, while Barcelona have seven.

Therefore, a win here against their ninth-place opponents would put Madrid 18 points ahead of Barca – Blagrana would only be able to score a maximum of 21 points from their final matches.

Carlo Ancelotti is without many players to visit Pamplona. Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy are both injured, while Marcelo is also a suspect.

Backup players Jesus Vallejo and Dani Ceballos are also at risk due to COVID-19.

Ancelotti may choose to rotate some players as Madrid will have an eye on next week’s Champions League semi-final against Manchester City.

However, it is likely he will still play a strong XI against Osasuna, as Madrid do not have another game in England until City play in six days.

Given the possible absence of both Mendy and Marcelo, David Alaba should go to the left with Nacho in the back.

Eduardo Camavinga could again be picked in central midfield along with veterans Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

Meanwhile, Karim Benzema will lead the line – flanked by Fede Valverde and Vinicius Jr. – aiming to maintain his incredible scoring record of 39 goals in as many games in this period.

Osasuna are missing suspended Lucas Toro and injured Jesus Areso, Kaik GarcĂ­a and Juan Cruz.

Real Madrid XI Predictions in Osasuna

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