Betting News: Early Real Madrid goal could see low scoring game

Betting News: Early Real Madrid goal could see low scoring game

Osasuna Real Madrid betting preview

Real Madrid travel to Osasuna tonight for the second leg of the Copa del Rey tie with a 2-0 advantage, something that could mean we don’t see a classic at the El Sadar stadium.

With the hosts less than prolific, if Madrid get the first goal, the tie will be effectively dead as a contest and Los Blancos may look to take it easy and conserve energy for tougher La Liga and Champions League tests ahead. For that reason, those who fancy a flutter may be interest in odds of 8/5 for there being less than 2.5 goals tonight.

Still on a high having closed the gap to three points at the top of the league, and then seeing Cristiano Ronaldo named as the best player in the world on Monday, Real will go into the match as 1/3 favourites. Ancelotti has said he will make changes tonight, and we should see the likes of Isco and Coentrao in the starting lineup, while Luka Modric will be rested. Whoever the Italian goes with, it should be strong enough to overcome Osasuna.

The hosts are actually in decent form at home, and held Los Blancos to a 2-2 draw last month, are valued at 8/1 to win tonight with a draw available at 18/5.