Osasuna vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 9th April 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio El Sadar.
Nobody could have predicted Osasuna picking up three points from Mendizorroza in mid-week, but the team led by Petar Vasiljevic managed to end the dismal streak and see off Deportivo Alaves 0-1 on the road.
They are still at the very foot of the Primera Division standings, but the potential success against the fellow strugglers Leganes could possibly give the Serbian manager a glimmer of hope in the remaining eight games.
Osasuna’s main problem is more than vulnerable defensive line which is far from competitive for the elite class of the Spanish football.
However, the team managed to produce a decent defensive display on Wednesday evening and they will certainly tend to repeat it on Sunday afternoon against Leganes.
The visitors have been in a decent run as they were undefeated in four consecutive matches. They were off to a horrendous start of the mid-week’s fixture with Real Madrid as they were three goals behind in the early stages.
However, Asier Garitano’s men managed to show something of the decent form by making the match much more interesting with two quick goals, but they just lacked the strength to make anything greater losing 2-4 at the end.
Osasuna vs Leganes: Head to head
The head to head stats are all levelled at five wins for each of the teams.
All previous matches between the two teams were played in the second tier of the Spanish football.
Leganes came out victorious from the first ever heads to head meeting with Osasuna in the elite as Rober Ibanez scored a brace in a 2-0 win in mid-November last year.
Osasuna vs Leganes: Prediction
Leganes are 21/20 favourites to see of Osasuna at Estadio El Sadar. We’ll obviously avoid the away win bets at such low odds especially after Osasuna raised the confidence by seeing off Deportivo Alaves on Wednesday.
We expect a very close match which is to be decided by one or none goals. The Under 2.5 goals should be a banker, while the value must be with Osasuna at the odds of 14/5.