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Osasuna head to Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday for the La Liga clash with hosts Villarreal.
All Villarreal v Osasuna game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Villarreal will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 2-0 La Liga victory versus Real Betis.
In that match, Villarreal managed 58% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Villarreal was Arnaut Danjuma (45', 69'). On the other side, Real Betis got 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Unai Emery's Villarreal have celebrated scoring a sum total of 9 times over their past half-dozen outings. The tally of goals that they have conceded in those same games is 5.
Heading into this fixture, Villarreal are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Osasuna will go into this clash after a 1-0 La Liga win to defeat Rayo Vallecano in their last match.
In that game, Osasuna managed 51% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Osasuna was Manu Sánchez (91'). Rayo Vallecano got 7 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Illustrating their predisposition for action-packed matches, goals have been seen as many as 22 times in the prior six games in which Osasuna have sent out their troops, making it a mean average of 3.67 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have got 11 from this total. Such a trend won’t necessarily follow through into this game, of course.
Coming into this clash, Osasuna are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings going back to 25/09/2016 shows that Villarreal have won 4 of these games and Osasuna 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The last league encounter featuring the two was La Liga match day 30 on 11/04/2021 when it ended Villarreal 1-2 Osasuna.
On that occasion, Villarreal managed 67% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target.
On the other side, Osasuna got 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Jon Moncayola (64'), David García (70' Own goal) and Ante Budimir (74') scored.
The match was refereed by José Luis Munuera Montero.
Team News: Villarreal
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Villarreal manager Unai Emery to contend with from a near full-strength group of players. Samuel Chukwueze (Hamstring Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Osasuna
Osasuna manager Jagoba Arrasate has to currently contend with reduced team options. Ante Budimir (Muscular problems) and Kike Barja (Foot Injury) miss out here.
For this match, we think that Villarreal will likely get a couple of goals in this one when they line up against Osasuna, who could well find it tough to score themselves.
We can therefore see a controlled 2-0 winning score for Villarreal at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de la Cerámica (23,500)
Captain: Mario Gaspar
Chairman: Fernando Roig
Manager: Unai Emery
Competitions: La Liga position 11, Champions League (Group F), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
🔑 Key Man: Manu Trigueros
Generally playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Manu Trigueros was born in Talavera de la Reina, Spain. Having played his first senior match for Villarreal CF B in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 2 league goals in this LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 7 appearances.