Osasuna welcome Villarreal for a clash in the La Liga at Estadio El Sadar on Sunday.
Osasuna are looking for a payback after suffering a disappointing defeat in their latest encounter with Villarreal but odds don't favour them to pull it off.
Osasuna have a hard time getting on the scoreboard these days, as they managed a poorly six goals in their previous ten matches. That is an average of 0.6 goals per game, in which they conceded eight goals, or 0.8 goals per game. Furthermore, they fought their way to four clean sheets in this run.
Villarreal managed a bearable 12 goals from their past ten games, creating an average of 1.2 goals per game. They conceded 13 goals in total, and while claiming two clean sheets, they conceded 1.3 goals an average per game.
Osasuna took a hit when Villarreal handed them a 2-0 defeat in their latest encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured three points to their name by claiming a 1-0 win.
Osasuna vs Villarreal Prediction
They came away from their last three matches with four points, as Osasuna beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0, followed by a 0-0 draw against Celta Vigo. Most recently, they were left licking their wounds in a 1-0 defeat against Valencia. Osasuna only pulled off two wins from a possible six in recent La Liga matches on home soil. Of the remaining four matches, they drew one and lost three, as they scored four and conceded five goals.
Villarreal were only able to claim two points from their last three matches. They first drew 1-1 against Anderlecht, followed by another draw. This time it ended 1-1 against Real Betis, before going down in a 0-1 defeat against Anderlecht. Villarreal claimed two wins against one draw and three defeats in their last six away matches in the La Liga. The scoreline from these matches reads nine goals conceded and seven scored.
Osasuna, as well as Villarreal, have been keeping things tight in recent matches with goals few and far between. This suggests a close encounter shy on goals is on the cards on Sunday.
Osasuna have taken eight points from their last ten games against teams from the top half of the La Liga table. They won two of these matches with a scoreline of five goals to 12. Villarreal won three of their last 12 matches against teams from the top half of the La Liga table, scoring nine and conceding 16 goals. They collected ten points from these. Osasuna have a record of nine wins, seven draws and nine defeats in the La Liga this season. Villarreal enjoy a record of 11 wins, five draws and nine defeats in the La Liga.
Osasuna vs Villarreal Stats
- In the last 17 Osasuna home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 13 of the last 15 Osasuna matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 7 of the last 8 Osasuna matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In the last 3 Osasuna matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In the last 4 Osasuna home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Villarreal have scored in the last 13 away matches in a row
- Villarreal have scored in 19 of the last 21 matches
- In 9 of the last 11 away matches Villarreal played, both teams scored
- Villarreal have conceded in 14 of the last 16 matches
- Villarreal have not lost 8 of the last 10 away matches
Osasuna vs Villarreal Squads
The 44-year-old Osasuna manager, Jagoba Arrasate, will select the lineup against Villarreal from these players (the statistics in the brackets refer to scored goals and games played in the La Liga this season):
Aitor Fernandez (0/13), Dario Ramos (0/0), Sergio Herrera (0/12), Aridane Hernandez (0/11), David Garcia (2/22), Juan Cruz (0/19), Manuel Sanchez (0/19), Nacho Vidal (0/14), Unai Garcia (0/17), Aimar Oroz (3/20), Darko Brasanac (1/23), Jon Moncayola (0/25), Lucas Torro (0/24), Moi Gomez (1/25), Pablo Ibanez (0/12), Abdessamad Ezzalzouli (1/18), Ante Budimir (2/20), Enrique Barja (1/15), Enrique Garcia (0/1), Ezequiel Avila (7/22), Kike (2/24), Ruben Garcia (1/19), Ruben Pena (0/11).
This is the full squad of players that the Villarreal head coach Setien will select from for his starting XI:
Filip Joergensen (0/1), Iker Alvarez (0/0), Pepe Reina (0/10), Aissa Mandi (0/9), Alberto Moreno (0/14), Jorge Cuenca (0/6), Juan Foyth (1/14), Kiko (0/14), Pau Torres (0/22), Raul Albiol (0/22), Alejandro Baena (4/23), Daniel Parejo (1/25), Etienne Capoue (0/19), Francis Coquelin (1/16), Giovani Lo Celso (1/10), Johan Mojica (0/16), Manuel Trigueros (0/14), Ramon Terrats (0/12), Samuel Chukwueze (3/24), Alfonso Pedraza (0/15), Diego Collado (0/2), Fer Nino (0/3), Gerard Moreno (6/15), Javi Ontiveros (0/0), Jose Luis Morales (4/24), Nicolas Jackson (2/15), Yeremi Pino (3/24).
Osasuna vs Villarreal Team News
Osasuna have an almost full squad available against Villarreal at Estadio El Sadar with only one player possibly missing.
Osasuna are unable to field Nacho Vidal on Sunday against Villarreal, as he is sidelined with an injury.
Villarreal just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Osasuna at the Estadio El Sadar.
Giovani Lo Celso nurses an injury and won't be travelling with Villarreal.
Osasuna vs Villarreal Lineups
Osasuna vs Villarreal H2H
Osasuna claimed a 1-0 win, while Villarreal answered back with a 2-0 win in their two most recent meetings. Not a single one of their last ten matches finished with a draw. Osasuna managed four wins, while Villarreal won six of these ten encounters. Selecting a home win gets you odds at 2/1 with the bookies, while the best betting odds on the visitors at full-time are at 3/2.
Osasuna vs Villarreal Results
As both teams found their way to the goal eight times in their previous ten matches, betting on BTTS naturally would have been profitable. Odds on both teams finding the back of the net are best priced at 19/20 with the bookies.
Osasuna vs Villarreal Betting Tips
Having scored just once lately in the La Liga, Ante Budimir will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Villarreal hope Jose Luis Morales can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of three La Liga goals in his last six La Liga games.
Estadio El Sadar witnessed Osasuna winning five of their 10 latest matches across all tournaments here. They drew two and lost three in this run. Villarreal won six of their previous 10 games away, drew two and lost two. Who'll impose themselves on the match first at Estadio El Sadar on Sunday? Osasuna scored the opening goal six times in 10 home games, while Villarreal did it in six of their last 10 away games.
Both teams to score was a winning bet eight times in the last ten encounters between Osasuna and Villarreal, while over 2.5 goals happened eight times. Osasuna managed an average of 1.2 goals, with Villarreal averaging 2.1 goals in these. Over 2.5 goals happened in two of Osasuna’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 0.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in three of the last ten outings for Villarreal, who managed to score one time in those matches.