Osasuna vs Getafe Match Preview & Predictions

Osasuna vs Getafe

Osasuna vs Getafe match preview and predictions for Saturday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two bottom half sides clash at El Sadar.

Date Saturday 3rd April 2021
Kick-Off 18:30 (local time)
Stadium El Sadar
Competition LaLiga

Osasuna vs Getafe Preview

Osasuna stadium
El Sadar via Aimar Zubi, CC BY-SA 4.0

The final league game on Saturday comes from El Sadar and it’s not exactly too much of an appetiser for the Copa del Rey Final later in the evening. It features two bottom half sides in the shape of Osasuna and Getafe who will know that victory here would see them put real distance between themselves and the relegation zone, most likely all but securing safety in the process.

With 18th place Eibar currently on 23 points with 10 games to play, it’s unlikely to take 40 points to stay up this season. Osasuna would move onto 33 with a victory in this match and they’d perhaps only need to record one more win to secure their place in LaLiga 2021/22 which ultimately was their primary objective in what can be that awkward second season back in the top flight.

Their recent matches haven’t exactly been ones that have set the pulses racing. Their last 6 league games have produced just 6 goals in total, only 2 of them scored by Osasuna. However they have still managed to collect 8 points during that period, with 1-0 away wins at Alaves and Levante putting them well on the road to safety.

There was a time when Getafe were similarly capable of putting plenty of points on the board, primarily by virtue of their defensive qualities but they’ve found it more difficult this term. They were on a really miserable run of form earlier in the year, however appear to have turned something of a corner of late with just 1 defeat in their last 4 matches.

They didn’t exactly go into the international break on a high, with a 1-1 home draw against Elche suggesting there is still plenty of improvement needed but Jose Bordalas’ side no longer look like they are in immediate relegation danger with a number of equally unconvincing sides below them in the table. They’ll probably be content to keep accumulating draws in games like this and look to rebuild in the summer.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Osasuna Wins, 2 Getafe Wins, 2 Draws.
  • The last 6 meetings at El Sadar have produced a grand total of just 3 goals!
  • There have been four 0-0 draws including the meeting last season and two Osasuna wins to nil.
  • Getafe were 1-0 victors in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

Team News

Jon Moncayola is suspended for the hosts who are missing Jony and Facundo Roncaglia to injury.

Erick Cabaco and Cucho Hernández are out for Getafe.

Predicted Osasuna Starting Lineup:

Herrera – Sanchez, Aridane, D Garcia, Vidal – R Garcia, Torro, Brasanac, Torres – Budimir, Calleri (4-4-2)

Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:

Soria – Olivera, Djene, Chakla, Suarez – Cucurella, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Nyom – Unal, Mata (4-4-2)

Osasuna vs Getafe Predictions

LaLiga Expert Predicts: Osasuna 0-0 Getafe (follow us on Tipstrr to view our betting tips)

This has all the makings of one of the worst games of the season. Both sides look short on quality and creativity in the final third and even if there are chances, you wouldn’t necessarily back their forwards to put them away. Osasuna will be the slight favourites but a goalless draw certainly looks a very possible outcome, particularly given the recent history of this fixture!

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at) hotmail.co.uk