Osasuna vs Eibar predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the new boys look to make it two wins from two.
Osasuna vs Eibar Preview
This is the first Basque derby of the season and it features two sides who got off to contrasting starts. Osasuna were victorious on their top flight return, winning 1-0 at Leganes with new signing Chimy Avila firing in a fine winning goal. Eibar meanwhile were defeated by newly promoted opposition on the opening day for the second season running as they lost at Mallorca.
They are away to another of the new top flight additions again here and José Luis Mendilibar may look to shake things up after a poor opening weekend showing. They have been fairly active in the transfer market but their new signings struggled to make much impact at Son Moix and they may take some time to find the right balance in midfield following the significant loss of Joan Jordan.
Osasuna weren’t brilliant in truth either at Leganes and were perhaps a little fortunate to walk away with all the points. However that will give them a real lift heading into this game where they’ll be hoping to extend an extraordinary winning streak at El Sadar. The Segunda Division champions won all of their final 17 home games last season. Indeed you have to go all the way back to last September for the last time any visiting team left El Sadar with a result.
Clearly the level of opposition will be significantly higher this term but you sense they will fancy they can extend that streak here given how disappointing Eibar were on the opening weekend against another team fresh from the second tier.
Osasuna vs Eibar Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Osasuna
Eibar give off the distinct impression that they are a club that thrives on the underdog tag and their story is an extraordinary one. However they have come unstuck in these kind of games over the last eighteen months where there is perhaps greater pressure on them to get a result. They could only win twice on the road in 2018/19 and a disjointed display at Mallorca suggests they may take some time to find their stride following an active summer. With Osasuna on such an incredible run at home, they look capable of sneaking another victory here.
Osasuna vs Eibar H2H
- Last 4 competitive meetings: 1 Osasuna Win, 1 Eibar Win, 2 Draws
- The sides played out a 0-0 draw in pre-season.
- The last competitive meeting was a 1-1 draw on this ground in La Liga in March 2017.
- Osasuna won the reverse fixture that season, a rare occasion when these two clubs have been in the same division.
Predicted Line Ups
Martinez – Estupinan, Hernandez, Garcia, Vidal – Sanjurjo, Brasanac – Torres, Garcia, Ibanez – Avila (4-2-3-1)
Dmitrovic – Tejero, Ramis, Oliveira, Correa – Orellana, Diop, Exposito, Leon – Enrich, Quique (4-4-2)