Match Preview: Eibar vs Osasuna Predictions, Team News & H2H

Eibar vs Osasuna

Eibar vs Osasuna predictions and match preview for Sunday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for the head-to-head, team news, betting tips and predicted lineups ahead of this Basque derby at Ipurua.

  • DATE: Sunday 18th October 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 12:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: Ipurua
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga Santander

Eibar vs Osasuna Preview

Eibar vs Osasuna predictions
Ipurua by Miguelazo84, CC BY-SA 4.0

There’s a local derby at Ipurua to kick off the Sunday action in LaLiga. Eibar and Osasuna have both been tipped to struggle this season but were both victorious just prior to the international break and will be hoping to build on those successes here.

Eibar ended a three game losing streak with a much needed 2-1 away win at Real Valladolid. Kevin Rodrigues’ last gasp goal sealed the points for Eibar who had earlier been reduced to 10 men with Papakouli Diop seeing red. 

That should lift the spirits in the Eibar camp as they try to form a competitive team again following a few significant comings and goings over the summer months. However there is still a worry as to where their goals are going to come from this term with a lack of proven goalscorers. New signing Yoshinori Muto, who scored just one goal in two seasons in the Premier League with Newcastle United, led the line in their last match.

Osasuna meanwhile look to have gone some way to resolving their goalscoring issues by bringing in Ante Budimir on deadline day. Having top scored 13 goals for relegated Mallorca last season in LaLiga, the Croatian could make a big difference to the Pamplona outfit.

Jagoba Arrasate’s men come into this game following a 2-0 victory over Celta Vigo to take their tally to two wins and two defeats so far this term.

Head to Head

  • Last 5 Competitive Meetings: 2 Osasuna Wins, 3 Draws.
  • Eibar have never beaten Osasuna in the top flight.
  • Osasuna were 2-0 winners at Ipurua on their last visit in July.
  • They also won on their only previous LaLiga visit to Eibar (3-2 in October 2016).

Team News

Eibar are expected to go 4-4-2 here with Kike Garcia and Yoshinori Muto expected to lead the line. Pape Diop is suspended after seeing red last time out.

Osasuna have Aridane Hernandez fit again and he should start at centre-back. Jony is likely to continue on the left flank with Roberto Torres still carrying a knock.

Predicted Eibar Starting Lineup:

Dmitrovic – Soares, Burgos, Oliveira, Correa – Kevin, Alvarez, Exposito, Inui – Kike, Muto (4-4-2)

Predicted Osasuna Starting Lineup:

Herrera – Cruz, Hernandez, Garcia, Roncaglia – Jony, Sanjurjo, Moncayola, Garcia – Gallego, Calleri (4-4-2)

Eibar vs Osasuna Predictions

Score Prediction: Eibar 1-1 Osasuna

This promises to be a competitive game between two teams who like to get crosses into the box and there’s not much to choose between them. Osasuna perhaps have a bit more quality on paper but both sides are still busy trying to bed new signings into their teams and a draw looks the most likely outcome here.

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