Valencia vs Osasuna Match Preview & Prediction

Valencia vs Osasuna Match Preview & Prediction

Valencia 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 aim to get their European push back on track.

by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)


Valencia vs Osasuna predictions


Valencia vs Osasuna Preview

Valencia return to Mestalla this weekend, still looking for their first win since the restart to the season. The same applies to Osasuna who will be looking over their shoulder a little now as they bid to avoid being sucked into the relegation battle.

With home advantage, if not home support, Valencia will be the favourites for this game. They started brightly at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in midweek and thought they had the lead against Real Madrid, only for Rodrigo’s goal to be ruled out by VAR. In the Second Half though, they were blown away by a clinical Madrid side, losing 3-0 and it’s just 1 win in 7 league games now for Albert Celades’ side.

Osasuna were also on the wrong end of a one-sided scoreline against opposition from the capital. Atletico went to El Sadar and won 5-0, a result that surely wouldn’t have ordinarily happened had fans been in attendance. Jagoba Arrasate would have left feeling a bit deflated you’d imagine but his team did pick up a good point on the road at Real Sociedad last weekend which took them one nearer to survival.

With four players still out injured including top scorer Chimy Avila, Osasuna don’t have a wealth of options in terms of rotation but there could be one or two changes at the back with Unai Garcia expected to get a start in central defence.

Valencia meanwhile have a few selection problems too with José Gaya, perhaps their best player since the restart, and Kang-in Lee both suspended. Celades is also sweating over the fitness of Gabriel Paulista and Maxi Gomez and may make last minute calls on whether to play them.


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Valencia vs Osasuna Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-1 Valencia

These two sides have been among the hardest hit by injuries in LaLiga this season and the absentees are mounting again in both camps, which is far from ideal at such a busy period. Overall Valencia have greater strength in depth and also possess enough creativity to break open what is a slightly unconvincing Osasuna defence. Los Che ought to get back to winning ways here.


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Valencia vs Osasuna H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Valencia Wins, 1 Osasuna Win, 2 Draws.
  • Valencia have won the last 5 meetings at Mestalla.
  • They’ve scored 3 or more in 5 of their last 6 home games vs Osasuna.
  • Osasuna were 3-1 winners when the sides met in Pamplona earlier this term.

Predicted Line Ups

Valencia Team:

Cillessen – Costa, Mangala, Guillamon, Florenzi – Guedes, Parejo, Kondogbia, Ferran – Rodrigo, Gameiro (4-4-2)

Osasuna Team:

Martinez – Estupinan, Unai Garcia, David Garcia, Hernandez, Vidal – Brasanac, Garcia, Sanjurjo, Torres – Lopez (5-4-1)


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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has also lived in Seville and Barcelona and has written extensively about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer.