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Osasuna host visiting team Cádiz at Estadio El Sadar in the La Liga tie on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Osasuna v Cádiz can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Osasuna won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 1-0 Copa del Rey defeat last time out to Girona FC.
In that game, Osasuna managed 52% possession and 16 shots at goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Girona FC had 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. David Juncà (6') scored for Girona FC.
It has been seldom in recent games that Osasuna have shown defensive steel. In fact, Osasuna have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 8 goals in the process.
Heading into this contest, Osasuna are without a win at home for the past 5 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Cádiz head into the clash following a 0-1 Copa del Rey win with the downing of Fuenlabrada in their most recent outing.
In that game, Cádiz had 49% possession and 10 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Cádiz was Tomás Alarcón (93'). On the other side, Fuenlabrada got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target.
The forward players for Cádiz have failed to get amongst the goals in their past 6 clashes, contributing the poor return of just 4. In those matches, Submarino amarillo have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 5. Previous results aside, time will tell whether the trend shall be replicated in this game.
Going into this one, Cádiz have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results going back to 03/03/2018 tells us that these encounters have not been kind to Cádiz. They’ve not been able to get themselves any wins whatsoever whereas Osasuna have been superior, getting wins in 83% of those matches played.
A combined sum of 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 for Los Rojillos and 5 netted by Submarino amarillo. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league game featuring the two was La Liga match day 3 on 29/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Cádiz 2-3 Osasuna.
In that match, Cádiz had 27% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Alex Fernández (16', 66').
Osasuna got 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Kike García (60'), Roberto Torres (91') and David García (95') scored.
The referee was Adrián Cordero Vega.
Team News: Osasuna
In our view, Los Rojillos could opt for a 4-4-2 formation featuring Sergio Herrera, Nacho Vidal, Unai Garcia, David Garcia, Jose Angel, Enrique Barja, Lucas Torro, Jon Moncayola, Ruben Garcia, Ante Budimir and Kike.
Team News: Cádiz
With a fully injury-free group to choose from, the Cádiz manager Álvaro Cervera doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
We are inclined to think that Submarino amarillo seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 system by sending out Jeremias Ledesma, Isaac Carcelen, Fali, Juan Cala, Alfonso Espino, Tomas Alarcon, Jens Joensson, Ivan Alejo, Alex Fernandez, Ruben Sobrino and Alvaro Negredo.
We feel that in this game, Osasuna should really score a couple of goals when they face Cádiz, who could well find it tough getting on the scoresheet.
We’re predicting a controlled 2-0 winning margin for Osasuna at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio El Sadar (23,576)
Captain: Oier Sanjuro
Chairman: Luis Sabalza
Manager: Jagoba Arrasate
Competitions: La Liga position 14, Copa del Rey (Round of 32)
🔑 Star Player: Ezequiel Ávila
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Ezequiel Ávila was born in Rosario, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for San Lorenzo in the 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 19 appearances.