ATL vs OSA Dream11: Atletico Madrid will be targetting their first win in four league games when they host Osasuna in La Liga match at Wanda Metropolitano, on Saturday night. Atletico are 7th on the points table and sit 8 points adrift of joint leader Barcelona and Real Madrid. Osasuna, considering they are the promoted teams this season, are fairing far better than expected with the threat of relegation 10 points behind them.
When you look at Atletico Madrid's position in the league and the gap between them and Barcelona and Real Madrid at this points in the season, it's not hard to guess that they are struggling for consistency. They are without a win in three league games and have won just once in the last six league games.
Osasuna, as we mentioned, are playing their first season in La Liga after a gap of three years. They have punched above their weights, for sure, but deserve all the praise coming their way. They have three wins, two draws and one defeat from the last seven league games.
Host: Atletico Madrid
Competition: La Liga
Match Venue: Wanda Metropolitano
Match Timing: Sunday, December 15, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Atletico Madrid to win: 1.40 (2/5), Probability to happen: 71.43%
Osasuna to win: 10.00 (9/1), Probability to happen: 10.00%
Draw: 4.33 (333/100), Probability to happen: 23.09%
Atletico Madrid boasts the best defensive record in La Liga this season, conceding only 12 times in 16 league matches.
Osasuna are the 7th best team in away games having accumulated 10 points in 8 league game.
Atletico Madrid's 15 points from 8 home matches are the worst return for them from as many games in six years.
Atletico Madrid team news: Defender Sime Vrsaljko and Stefan Savic, striker Diego Costa and midfielder Vitolo all remain on the sideline for the hosts and won't feature here.
Atletico Madrid key players:
Alvaro Morata: 05 Goals.
Joao Felix: 02 Goals.
Saul Niguez: 01 Goal.
Atletico Madrid squad for this game:
Goalkeepers: Adan, Oblak
Defenders: Gimenez, Arias, Felipe, Hermoso, Trippier, Sanchez
Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Koke, Saul Niguez, Lemar, Llorente, Herrera
Strikers: Joao Felix, Morata, Correa, Saponjic, Riquelme
Osasuna team news: Kike Barja, Marc Cardona, Nacho Vidal, and Ruben Martinez will be unavailable for selection due to injuries.
Midfielders Oier Sanjurjo was sent off in 1-1 draw against Sevilla and is suspended as a result.
Centre-back Facundo Roncaglia returns from a one-game ban and will start the game at the heart of the defence.
Osasuna squad for this match: Herrera, Alvarez, Raul Navas, Garcia, Merida, Avila, Torres, Brandon, Roncaglia, Ruben Garcia, Rober Ibanez, Darko, Inigo Perez, Adrian, Aridane, Moncayola, Luis Parea, Estupinan
Osasuna key players:
Chimy Avila: 06 Goals.
Rube Garcia: 05 Goals.
Roberto Torres: 04 Goals.
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak (GK), Kieran Trippier, Felipe, Jose Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Saul Niguez, Hector Herrera, Thomas Partey, Koke, Joao Felix, Alvaro Morata
Osasuna: Sergio Herrera (GK), Facundo Roncaglia, David Garcia, Aridane Hernandez, Pervis Estupinan, Roberto Torres, Darko Brasanac, Jon Moncayola, Ruben Garcia, Chimy Avila, Adrian Lopez
If you are wondering what Saul is doing at the back, blame Dream11. They even have Vitolo on their attackers' list.
Atletico Madrid are too good for Osasuna and are the clear-cut favourite to win the match.