Real Madrid are in their driest spell in front of goal all season; 4 goals in 4 games is as low as it comes for Madrid but they have still eeked out 3 wins and a draw in those games.
Osasuna, 10/1 at Stan James, could provide just the tonic Madrid need to spark back into life.
Winless in 8, Osasuna did manage to shut out Getafe but if they face any class, they crumble. The trouble is, Real are just 2/5 to score 2 or more (bet365) so perhaps a win with a shut out is better at 5/4 with Ladbrokes. The in-form Karim Benzema is 10/11 to score anytime (Coral) while new signing Emmanuel Adebayor come in as an even money shot (Paddy Power) to notch on his debut.
The later game sees Villarreal travel to Espanyol as a 15/8 chance (). Both teams have a little bot of form to speak of and cases can be made for both.
Instead of following either, the draw may be a better way to head; 12/5 at Stan James.
Monday 31 January
Racing Santander v Valencia (20:00)