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Osasuna arrive at Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday for the La Liga fixture with home team Villarreal.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Villarreal v Osasuna including the latest game odds.
Villarreal fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-1 Europa League triumph vs Dinamo Zagreb.
In that match, Villarreal managed 61% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Villarreal was Gerard Moreno (44'). At the other end, Dinamo Zagreb got 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
Villarreal have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 13 during that period and have conceded a total of 2.
Ahead of this clash, Villarreal haven't been beaten in the league by Osasuna in their previous 2 matches.
In their last fixture, Osasuna drew 0-0 in the La Liga match with Getafe.
In that game, Osasuna had 58% possession and 4 shots on goal with 1 on target. Getafe CF got 6 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Fixtures with Osasuna have, in the main, been somewhat bland encounters recently with the absence of attacking cohesion being the norm. During their past half dozen games, a combined goal total of 5 has been yielded between them as well as opposing sides at an average goals per game of 0.83. We will have to see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Osasuna:
- have not emerged victorious against Villarreal when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 03/02/2014 shows that Villarreal have won 5 of these & Osasuna 1, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 24 in total at an average of 4 goals per match.
The last league meeting between these clubs was La Liga match day 14 on 19/12/2020 when it finished Osasuna 1-3 Villarreal.
That time, Osasuna had 32% possession and 6 shots at goal with 1 on target. The scorer was Roberto Torres (70').
At the other end, Villarreal had 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. Gerard Moreno (7', 86') and Fernando Niño (29') scored.
The match was refereed by Jorge Figueroa Vázquez.
Team News: Villarreal
Pervis Estupiñán (Muscle Injury) and Vicente Iborra (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Villarreal gaffer Unai Emery.
Team News: Osasuna
Osasuna manager Jagoba Arrasate has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Rubén Martínez (Fractured Hand), Unai García (Quarantine), Roberto Torres (Quarantine), Facundo Roncaglia (Muscle Injury), Iñigo Pérez (Muscle Injury) and Oier (Quarantine) miss out here.
In our opinion, Osasuna are certainly able to score against this Villarreal team, however it realistically won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Villarreal at full-time. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 6, Europa League (Quarter-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Gerard Moreno
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Gerard Moreno was born in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Spain. Having made a first senior appearance for Villarreal CF B in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 19 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 24 appearances.