Osasuna vs Leganes predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for analysis, free betting tips and predicted line-ups as the visitors seek a desperately needed victory.
by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)
Osasuna vs Leganes Preview
This is the latest in a long line of games that have been dubbed ‘must win’ for Leganes. While they would not be mathematically down if they don’t emerge victorious here, it would be virtually impossible to see a path to safety given some of the fixtures they have left.
As for Osasuna, their much needed 1-0 win at Alaves last time out appears to have essentially guaranteed their top flight status for another year. That was always going to be the primary aim for Jagoba Arrasate’s men on their return to the top tier and the fact they’ve all but achieved their target with 7 games to go is real credit to them, especially given the extensive injury problems which they’ve had to deal with. The injury to top scorer Chimy Avila halfway through the campaign was a particularly major blow.
It’s impossible not to sympathise with Leganes given the various emergency transfer rulings that have gone against them, the latest of which saw relegation rivals Celta Vigo allowed to replace an injured goalkeeper with an attacking player in the shape of Nolito this month. On the pitch, Lega haven’t given in but nor have they really shown enough to suggest their season is going to end with anything other than relegation.
A missed penalty in the Second Half of their goalless draw with Granada in midweek was the latest source of frustration for Javier Aguirre who has done as well as could seriously have been expected in very difficult circumstances. They should at least be able to name top scorer Oscar Rodriguez in their eleven here but an injury to Guido Carrillo is the latest woe in a season of striker problems.
Osasuna vs Leganes Predictions
Score Prediction: 0-0 Draw
Osasuna have only played one home game since the restart and they were hammered 5-0 by Atleti. They aren’t going to get the same kind of advantage from playing at El Sadar as usual and in a game where both sides will name elevens short on genuine goal threats, this one could end up petering out into a 0-0 draw.
Osasuna vs Leganes Betting Tips (18+)
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Osasuna vs Leganes H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Osasuna Wins, 2 Leganes Win, 1 Draw.
- Osasuna have won the last 3 meetings at El Sadar 2-1.
- They’ve only previously met once here in the top flight in 2017.
- Osasuna won 1-0 at Butarque earlier this term.
Predicted Line Ups
Herrera – Estupinan, Hernandez, Garcia, Vidal – Garcia, Perez, Brasanac, Torres – Lopez, Cardona (4-4-2)
Cuellar – Silva, Awaziem, Omeruo – Rodrigues, Perez, Mesa, Recio, Ruibal – Guerrero, Oscar (3-5-2)
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