Osasuna are playing on Sunday as they get ready for this forthcoming Copa del Rey showdown versus Espanyol.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Espanyol v Osasuna (plus the best game odds).
Espanyol will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 2-0 La Liga 2 victory over Castellón.
In that match, Espanyol had 54% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Espanyol, goals were scored by Nico Melamed (7') and Javi Puado (36'). On the other side, Castellón got 4 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Their latest results reveal that it has been a great time for the Espanyol rearguard. Periquitos have kept it tight, seeing the number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past six matches standing at 2.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Granada in La Liga competition, Osasuna and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Osasuna had 60% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Osasuna was Sergio Herrera (45' Own goal). At the other end, Granada CF got 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Luis Suárez (22') scored for Granada.
Throughout their six previous matches, Jagoba Arrasate's Osasuna have turned their attacks into goals a total of 7 times thus giving them the goals per game average of 1.17.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings dating back to 05/01/2014 tells us that Espanyol have won 2 of these & Osasuna 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 from Periquitos and 8 coming from Los Rojillos. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league game between these clubs was La Liga match day 27 on 08/03/2020 when the final score was Osasuna 1-0 Espanyol.
In that game, Osasuna managed 51% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorer was Roberto Torres (51').
On the other side, Espanyol had 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea.
Team News: Espanyol
Espanyol boss Vicente Moreno doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Osasuna
Thanks to a largely full-strength squad, there is just a single fitness issue for the Osasuna boss Jagoba Arrasate to be concerned with. Chimy Ávila (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
Osasuna and Espanyol should play out a closely-fought contest here.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. Our tip is therefore for a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score draw when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RCDE Stadium (40,500)
Captain: David López
Chairman: Chen Yansheng
Manager: Vicente Moreno
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 1, Copa del Rey (Round of 32)
🔑 Star Man: Adri Embarba
Mostly used in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Adri Embarba was born in Madrid, Spain. Having made a first senior appearance for Rayo Vallecano in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has hit 5 league goals in this LaLiga2 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 18 appearances.