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Osasuna are the guests at Estadio San Mamés on Saturday for the La Liga game with hosts Athletic Bilbao.
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Athletic Bilbao, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-1 La Liga success over Sevilla.
In that game, Athletic Bilbao managed 27% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Athletic Bilbao was Iñaki Williams (90'). Sevilla FC got 18 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
In their past six fixtures, Marcelino García Toral's Athletic Bilbao have found the net 5 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 0.83.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Athletic Bilbao:
- haven't won against Osasuna in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 8 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
After a loss in their previous game against Real Madrid in La Liga action, Osasuna will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Osasuna had 35% possession and 3 shots at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Real Madrid CF had 22 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Éder Militão (76') and Casemiro (80') scored for Real Madrid.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Jagoba Arrasate's Osasuna have slotted home a total of 8 times, earning them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Taking a look at their past results, Osasuna:
- have not lost to Athletic Bilbao when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 26/01/2014 tells us that Athletic Bilbao have won 3 of them & Osasuna 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 10 for Los Leones and 6 coming from Los Rojillos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league meeting between the two was La Liga match day 7 on 24/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Osasuna 1-0 Athletic Bilbao.
On that occasion, Osasuna managed 39% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer was Rubén García (81').
At the other end, Athletic Bilbao got 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Guillermo Cuadra Fernández.
Team News: Athletic Bilbao
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Athletic Bilbao manager Marcelino García Toral to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Peru Nolaskoain (Ankle Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Osasuna
Osasuna manager Jagoba Arrasate has to choose a team with limited availability. Iñigo Pérez (Muscle Injury) and Rubén Martínez (Fractured Hand) won’t be making appearances.
We envisage that Osasuna will surely be able to find the back of the net against this Athletic Bilbao lineup, but that probably won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Athletic Bilbao at the end of the match. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio San Mamés (53,289)
Captain: Iker Muniain
Chairman: Aitor Elizegi
Manager: Marcelino García Toral
Competitions: La Liga position 10, Copa del Rey (Final), Supercopa (Final)
⭐ Star Man: Iker Muniain
Typically played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Iker Muniain was born in Iruñea, Spain. Having played his first senior match for Athletic Bilbao in the 2009 - 2010 season, the gifted Midfielder has hit 5 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 28 appearances.