Osasuna vs Villarreal predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two sides who have made decent starts meet.
Osasuna vs Villarreal Preview
This Saturday’s late game in La Liga pits draw specialists Osasuna against goal specialists Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine have been scoring for fun this season and top the goalscoring charts heading into this game. It’s not been quite so entertaining for fans of Osasuna but they’ll no doubt be content that their team has only been defeated once so far on their return to the top flight.
That came at the Bernabeu ten days ago but they responded pretty well to grind out a draw at Levante in their last match. That is generally what they’ve been doing this season. 5 of their 7 matches have ended all square with Osasuna’s only victory coming on the opening weekend at Leganes. They will be eager to start turning one or two of these draws into victories but it won’t be easy against a revitalised Villarreal.
The Yellow Submarine will come into this on a real high having put five past Betis in their last match. The scoreline did flatter them a touch but they are showing plenty of quality in the final third with forwards that were misfiring last term now looking much more clinical. Gerard Moreno currently leads the goalscoring charts in La Liga with 6 goals while Santi Cazorla has been in magnificent form in midfield with 4 goals and 3 assists so far this term.
They have though lost 2 of their 3 away games so far and the defensive question-marks haven’t completely gone away. This will be an interesting clash of styles with Osasuna setting their stall out to be quite solid and they will most likely to be happy to sit quite deep to deny the likes of Samuel Chukwueze and Karl Toko Ekambi space to run into.
Osasuna vs Villarreal Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
This should be another close game involving Osasuna. They are a limited outfit in some respects but they are a well organised side and they have just enough going forward to ask questions of their visitors. Villarreal are playing well but with Osasuna unbeaten at home in league football in 18 months, you have to fancy the hosts to get a result and yet another draw could be on the cards for Osasuna.
Osasuna vs Villarreal H2H
- Last 6 competitive meetings: 1 Osasuna Win, 4 Villarreal Wins, 1 Draw.
- Villarreal have won each of the last 4 clashes between the sides, scoring 3 or more goals in each game.
- The most recent was a 4-1 Villarreal win on this ground in 2017.
- The last 6 meetings in Pamplona have produced 2 wins each and 2 draws.
Predicted Line Ups
Martinez – Estupinan, Hernandez, Roncaglia, Vidal – Garcia, Oier, Merida, Torres – Lopez, Avila (4-4-2)
Asenjo – Quintilla, Torres, Albiol, Pena – Cazorla, Iborra, Anguissa – Ekambi, Moreno, Chukwueze (4-3-3)