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Another narrow win would be good enough for Real Madrid

| 30.01.2011

Real Madrid have made a habit of beating teams 1-0 of late and therefore 6/1 looks big betting value that they do so again when they travel to Osasuna next in La Liga.

La Liga betting odds have Real Madrid at 1/3 to beat Osasuna, with the hosts on a eight-game winless streak in La Liga at present.

Alongside having poor current form, Osasuna have struggled in their most recent clashes with Real Madrid, winning just one of the last 13 league encounters between the pair.

In Osasuna’s favour is that they have avoided defeat in their last two home showdowns with Real Madrid and they are 8/1 to take the three points.

However, to do so they will have to end Real Madrid’s run of three successive 1-0 victories.

Thoese looking to uncover the first goalscorer would do worse to rely on Cristiano Ronaldo grabing his 23rd La Liga goal of a productive season, which can be backed at 9/4.

Elsewhere in the Spanish top flight, Espanyol will have to end their disappointing scoring record against Villarreal if they have aspirations of moving to within two points of their opposition in the league standings.

Espanyol’s betting odds are 11/8 to beat Villarreal, which is exceptional value bearing in mind that they have won eight of their nine home games this season.

However, Espanyol have failed to score in their last six meetings with Villarreal.

Villarreal have triumphed in just one of their last six away games and are 19/10 to beat Espanyol.

Three of the last five meetings between the pair have ended goalless and it is 8/1 that this encounter also finishes 0-0.

A £25 stake on Real Madrid beating Osasuna 1-0 would return £150. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.