Levante vs Osasuna predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the hosts look to bounce back from a midweek defeat.
Levante vs Osasuna Preview
Osasuna head to Valencia this weekend hoping to bounce back following their first defeat of the season in midweek at the Bernabeu. They will take on a Levante side that has blown hot and cold, as is often their style. While they’ve lost two more matches than their opponents, it is Levante who head into this game in a higher league position.
They have only taken one point from their last three outings. That came at home to Eibar and the alarm bells may start to ring a little if they again drop points here. Levante are one of those sides that are at risk of being sucked into a relegation battle and while their defence hasn’t been as leaky as it was for most of last term, the ease with which Betis came back to beat them 3-1 in midweek will be a concern to boss Paco Lopez.
Osasuna coach Jagoba Arrasate meanwhile might have been a little disappointed that his team couldn’t give a much changed Real Madrid eleven a sterner test at the Bernabeu. The 2-0 defeat brought to an end a sequence of four straight draws with their only win coming on the opening weekend against Leganes.
Right now, you’d have to say there’s not much to choose between the sides and it’s a tough call trying to figure out who will ultimately finish higher. The results of the two meetings could have a large bearing on that so this is a very significant game even at this early stage. Levante will be the favourites with home advantage and all of their 7 points so far this season have come at the Ciutat de Valencia.
Levante vs Osasuna Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Levante
Home advantage might just give Levante the edge here. Osasuna have set their stall out to be quite a defensive side but they really didn’t threaten at all in midweek and they may struggle to break down a Levante defence that has looked better this season, at least in their home games. They’ve only conceded once at home so far and are now unbeaten in 9 straight league games in front of their own fans. The hosts could nick this against an Osasuna side that hasn’t won since the opening weekend.
Levante vs Osasuna H2H
- Last 6 competitive meetings: 4 Osasuna Wins, 2 Levante Wins.
- Levante did the double over Osasuna the last time they were in the same league – 2013/14 Primera Division.
- Osasuna had won all of the previous 4 meetings.
- The last 6 meetings in Valencia have produced 3 wins each.
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Predicted Line Ups
Fernandez – Miramon, Vezo, Postigo, Clerc – Rochina, Vukcevic, Campana, Morales – Marti, Mayoral (4-4-2)
Martinez – Estupinan, Hernandez, Garcia, Vidal – Garcia, Sanjurjo, Merida, Torres – Avila, Lopez (4-4-2)