Osasuna vs Granada Match Preview & Predictions

Osasuna vs Granada predicted lineups

Osasuna vs Granada match preview and predictions for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the hosts aim to end their wait for a victory.

  • DATE: Sunday 24th January 2021
  • KICK-OFF: 14:00 (local time)
  • STADIUM: El Sadar

Osasuna vs Granada Preview

Osasuna vs Granada team news
El Sadar via Stuart MacDonald, CC BY 3.0

Two clubs who were promoted together in 2019 but are enduring differing fortunes in their second season in LaLiga clash on Sunday. While Osasuna continue to struggle for results and are languishing near the bottom of the table, Granada are once again putting a strong European push together.

While we have seen a number of sackings already this month, it doesn’t feel as though Jagoba Arrasate is next on the chopping block. That’s despite Osasuna having now gone 13 games without a win in LaLiga. They should have won at least a few of those games with the latest regrets coming in a 1-1 draw at Valencia in midweek when they had the better openings and conceded a 2nd Half own goal to deny them victory.

There is still plenty of reason to think Osasuna can fight their way out of trouble. They are only 3 points off Eibar in 15th heading into this weekend and the likes of Getafe and Levante have proved over the past month or so, that a decent run of form can see teams quickly climb this table. A couple of wins and Osasuna’s season will take on a very different perspective but they need to start converting strong performances into three points.

They are up against a Granada side that was also involved in a midweek draw in the Valencian Community. They’d have been delighted to come away from the Ceramica with a 2-2 draw, although they were dealt a major helping hand by Paco Alcacer’s late penalty miss.

Granada haven’t been the most convincing of travellers this season, losing 5 of their 9 away games overall in LaLiga, so that was a valuable point and they ought to feel confident of building on it here. While they have played a lot of matches this season, the depth that does exist in this squad may give them a slight advantage at this point in the campaign on some teams in LaLiga with the Andalusians putting together another strong Copa del Rey run as well.

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Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 1 Osasuna Win, 4 Granada Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Granada have won 4 of the last 5 meetings.
  • They won 2-0 when the sides met in Andalusia less than a fortnight ago.
  • Granada also won 3-0 at El Sadar last term but had lost on 3 of their previous 4 visits.

Team News

Nacho Vidal is suspended for Osasuna who are still missing the likes of Aridane Hernández and Darko Brasanac to injury.

Yan Eteki and Yangel Herrera are both suspended for the visitors. They may go 4-4-2 as a result here.

Predicted Osasuna Starting Lineup:

Herrera – Cruz, U. Garcia, D. Garcia, Roncaglia – Moncayola, Torro, Martinez – R. Garcia, Calleri, Torres (4-3-3)

Predicted Granada Starting Lineup:

Silva – Neva, German, Duarte, Foulquier – Kenedy, Montoro, Milla, Puertas – Machis, Suarez (4-4-2)

Osasuna vs Granada Predictions

Score Prediction: Osasuna 1-1 Granada

Osasuna are drawing a lot of football matches right now. 5 of their last 6 in LaLiga have finished up all square and they just lack that bit of cutting edge needed to settle tight games in their favour. This should be a close one again with Granada not great on the road, and we could well see the spoils shared.

Osasuna vs Granada Betting Tips (18+)

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