Betting news: Los Blancos strong favourites to build big first-leg lead

Betting news: Los Blancos strong favourites to build big first-leg lead

Real Madrid Osasuna betting preview

Real Madrid are currently embarking on busy schedule of three matches in six days, the second of those taking place tonight against Osasuna in the last-16 of the Copa del Rey.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men got off to a slow start against Celta Vigo at the weekend following the winter break, but eventually ran out 3-0 winners. With Los Blancos looking to chase down Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid in La Liga, and with the Champions League resuming again next month, Real will want to build a big lead in the first leg in order to rest some key players when the teams lock horns again in Navarra in the return match.

The visitors tonight gave Real a fright when the teams met in La Liga last month, with Los Blancos coming from 2-0 down to share the spoils. But Osasuna’s form is not so great on the road – and the betting market reflects how little chance there is of the away team winning. Real can be found at 1/9 to win tonight, with Osasuna rank outsiders at 19/1. A draw can be found a price of 8/1.

Those interested on a flutter may be better of placing money on the goal markets, as matches at the Bernabeu this season have provided plenty of them. Some recent score lines at the iconic stadium this season include a 3-2, 4-2, 5-1 and  7-1.

Odd of 13/20 on four or more goals being scored look interesting, while six goals being scored can be found at a price of 13/2. If you think there’ll be seven or more goals in the match, that’s at 6/1.