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Osasuna will do battle with visiting rivals Valencia at Estadio El Sadar in the La Liga match on Sunday.
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Osasuna will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 2-3 La Liga success vs Cádiz.
In that match, Osasuna had 73% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Osasuna, the scorers were Kike García (60'), Roberto Torres (91') and David García (95'). For their opponents, Cádiz had 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Alex Fernández (16', 66') was the scorer for Cádiz.
Over their past 6 games, Jagoba Arrasate's Osasuna have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a combined total of 7 times giving them an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
A look at their previous results shows us that Osasuna:
- have not been beaten in the league by Valencia in their previous 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
Valencia go into this game following a 3-0 La Liga win against Alaves in their previous outing.
In that game, Valencia had 49% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Valencia, the goalscorers were Daniel Wass (3'), Carlos Soler (45') and Gonçalo Guedes (60'). For their opponents, Alaves got 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
A succession of steadfast showings by the Valencia defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their last 6 fixtures overall. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 9.
Pre-game facts show that Valencia:
- have not won against Osasuna when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 11 matches in the league. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 09/01/2017, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Osasuna winning 2 of those games, Valencia 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league fixture between the two was La Liga match day 31 on 21/04/2021 when it ended Osasuna 3-1 Valencia.
On that occasion, Osasuna managed 44% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Javi Martínez (13'), Jonathan Calleri (32') and Roberto Torres (67').
For their opponents, Valencia got 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Kévin Gameiro (30') was the scorer.
The referee was Mario Melero López.
Team News: Osasuna
The Osasuna boss Jagoba Arrasate has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Valencia
With a fully healthy squad available to choose from, the Valencia boss José Bordalás has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
Valencia may not find it easy to be putting a goal past this Osasuna team who we think will get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We therefore fancy a good tussle with a 1-0 advantage for Osasuna at the end of the match.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio El Sadar (23,576)
Captain: Oier Sanjuro
Chairman: Luis Sabalza
Manager: Jagoba Arrasate
Competitions: La Liga position 8