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Alaves will host visiting side Osasuna at Estadio Mendizorrotza in the La Liga match on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Alaves v Osasuna are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Alaves will be hoping to bounce back here following a 4-0 La Liga loss in their previous game against Real Sociedad.
In that match, Alaves had 35% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Real Sociedad had 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Alexander Isak (41', 49', 62') and Portu (73') scored for Real Sociedad.
Alaves have not been in good attacking form of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 versus opposition teams over their last 6 outings. In those meetings, Babazorros have also seen the number of goals against them come to 15.
Going into this one, Alaves haven't beaten Osasuna in their previous 4 league games.
After being beaten in their last game against Sevilla in La Liga action, Osasuna and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Osasuna had 40% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. Sevilla FC got 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. Diego Carlos (19') and Luuk de Jong (49') scored for Sevilla.
Jagoba Arrasate's Osasuna have managed to stick the ball in the net 6 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes adds up to 5.
Going into this encounter, Osasuna remain undefeated by Alaves in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 13/03/2016 shows that Alaves have won 1 of them and Osasuna 4, with the number of draws being 1.
A sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for Babazorros and 10 for Los Rojillos. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The last league match featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 16 on 31/12/2020 and the score finished Osasuna 1-1 Alaves.
That day, Osasuna had 32% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Roberto Torres (67').
Alaves had 14 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Lucas Pérez (75') was the scorer.
The referee was Santiago Jaime Latre.
Team News: Alaves
Alaves manager Abelardo Fernández has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match with a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Osasuna
Osasuna manager Jagoba Arrasate has to choose a team with limited availability. Darko Brasanac (Fibula Fracture), Rubén Martínez (Fractured Hand) and Chimy Ávila (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game.
In our view, Osasuna and Alaves should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. That’s why we have predicted a very even match with a 1-1 score draw at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Mendizorrotza (19,840)
Captain: Manu García
Chairman: Alfonso Fernández
Manager: Abelardo Fernández
Competitions: La Liga position 16
🔑 Star Man: Lucas Pérez
Usually taking up the Striker position, Lucas Pérez was born in A Coruña, Spain. Having made a first senior appearance for Rayo Vallecano in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 4 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 18 appearances.