Osasuna vs Espanyol
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 14 August 2021
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Estadio El Sadar.
Osasuna had secured the 11th spot the last season, and were one of the most impressive teams in the league. Meanwhile, Espanyol have just been promoted, and they also have a poor h2h record against this opponent. Likely, expect a win for Osasuna this weekend.
They had missed out on a top-half finish by just two points, and this time around their objective would be obviously that. They have the opportunity to begin their campaign against a newly promoted squad, and will be going after a victory.
Lately they have been on a great run, and especially so at home. They are scoring goals in good numbers, and are pulling off great defensive performances as well.
And most importantly, they have thoroughly dominated this foe over the years in h2h meetings.
In the meantime, Espanyol will be trying to get in tough with the intensity level in the top flight. They are already on a poor run at the moment, and are conceding quite heavily. Particularly on the road, the team has been on a worrying stretch.
By the looks of things, expect a win for Osasuna this Saturday at the Estadio El Sadar.
Osasuna vs Espanyol: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 0-2 win for Osasuna.
- They are on a three-match winning streak, and had scored a total of seven goals in the process.
- They had kept clean sheets in five of the last ten meetings.
- At this venue, the guests have won just twice in the past 14-year period.
- The hosts had kept clean sheets at this ground in six of the former eight match-ups.
Osasuna vs Espanyol Prediction
Osasuna had won six of their last seven overall games, and they had scored two or more goals in four of their last seven fixtures. Note that they had also kept clean sheets in four of their past six games.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in eight of their last ten games, and had lost four of their former six matches. Do also note that they have won just twice on the road in the past four-month period.
Taking into account all these stats, and especially the results of h2h clashes over the past several seasons, expect a dominant win for Osasuna this Saturday. Do also expect the newly-promoted Espanyol to struggle to score on the road.
Osasuna vs Espanyol: Betting Tips
Osasuna to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Correct Score: 3-0 Osasuna @ 21.00 (20/1).