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Valencia are the guests at Estadio El Sadar on Wednesday for the La Liga meeting with home side Osasuna.
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Osasuna will be looking for another win after a 2-0 La Liga success vs Elche CF.
In that game, Osasuna managed 48% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Osasuna was Kike Barja (38'). For their opponents, Elche CF got 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Diego González (68' Own goal) was the scorer for Elche CF.
Their more recent scorelines show that it has been a great time for the Osasuna defence. Los Rojillos have been stingy, with the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last six outings standing at 3.
Their previous form shows that Osasuna:
- have not registered a win against Valencia in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
Previously, Valencia drew 2-2 in the La Liga match with Real Betis.
In that match, Valencia managed 44% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Valencia, the scorers were Gonçalo Guedes (22') and Carlos Soler (61'). On the other side, Real Betis got 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Nabil Fekir (12') and Sergio Canales (42') scored for Real Betis.
Valencia have had no problems opening up opposition defences of late, scoring 9 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Javi Gracia will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Los Che have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same clashes. We will see if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Heading into this contest, Valencia have not beaten Osasuna in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 19/04/2014 shows us that Osasuna have won 1 of these games and Valencia 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
A sum of 21 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 from Los Rojillos and 12 for Los Che. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The last league game featuring the two was La Liga match day 19 on 21/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Valencia 1-1 Osasuna.
That day, Valencia managed 63% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 on target.
On the other side, Osasuna got 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Jonathan Calleri (42') and Unai García (69' Own goal) scored.
The match was refereed by Alejandro Hernández Hernández.
Team News: Osasuna
Facundo Roncaglia (Muscle Injury), Iñigo Pérez (Muscle Injury) and Rubén Martínez (Fractured Hand) will not be taking part for Osasuna gaffer Jagoba Arrasate.
Team News: Valencia
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Valencia boss Javi Gracia to contend with. Jasper Cillessen (Knee Injury) won’t be in action. Maxi Gómez cannot play in this game through suspension.
Our thinking is that Valencia certainly have the ability to score against this Osasuna lineup, but it may not be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re expecting a narrow 2-1 advantage for Osasuna at the end of the match. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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
🔑 Star Player: Jonathan Calleri
Generally used in the Striker position, Jonathan Calleri was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After having played his first senior match for All Boys in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 4 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 24 appearances.