Osasuna vs Espanyol: Preview and Prediction

Osasuna vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga.
Date: Thursday, 22nd September, 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK.
Venue: Estadio El Sadar, Pamplona.

Osasuna host Espanyol, as both side are in search of their first league win this season.

Osasuna will be playing their second consecutive home game, and 3rd home game of the season. Last time out, the reds played a goalless draw with Celta Vigo. Osasuna sits 18th on the log with 2 points from 4 games, and are also the 3rd highest conceding team with 8 goals.

Espanyol suffered a 2-0 home defeat from the hands of Real Madrid last weekend. The White and blue is still in search of its first win in the new season, and have conceded more goals than any other side in Laliga this season (11). Espanyol sits 16th on the log with 2 points from 4 games played.

Key Facts

  • Osasuna has won 2 of their last 5 home league games.
  • Espanyol has won 1 of their last 5 league games.
  • The white and blue have also failed to win in their last 6 away league games of the season.

Osasuna: Predicted Line-Up (5-3-2)

Fernandez: Redrado, Oier, Garcia, Garcia, Clerc: Las Cuevas, Garcia, Merida: Riviere, Riera.

Espanyol: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)

Lopez: Lopez, Lopez, Duarte, Sanchez: Jurado, Fuego, Junque, Perez: Moreno, Baptistao.

Osasuna vs Espanyol: Head to Head

It’s always been evenly poised every time these sides met. However, Osasuna enjoyed a 2-1 aggregate win over Espanyol in their tow legged meetings last season.

In the last 10 meetings between these two sides, Osasuna gathered 6 wins compared to Espanyol 3 wins. While Espanyol have recorded 3 wins in their last 10 visit to Espanyol.

Osasuna vs Espanyol: Prediction

Both teams are equal in strength, performance and they would cancel out each other in every department on the field of play. This makes the clash a very difficult one to predict.

Therefore, I will predict an 80% chance of the clash ending in a draw with huge possibility of both sides getting a goal.

Osasuna vs Espanyol: Bet Tips

Both Teams to Score at (1.91) 10/11.

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