Osasuna vs Granada predicted lineups – Bryan Zaragoza to shine again?

Osasuna vs Granada predicted lineups

Osasuna vs Granada predicted lineups and team news for this Friday’s game as LaLiga returns from the international break. Both sides are languishing in the bottom half. Jagoba Arrasate’s team are yet to win at home this season while Granada are winless on the road.

Osasuna vs Granada predicted lineups

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

Osasuna team news

PlayerStatusExpected Return
Johan MojicaDoubtfulImminent
Unai GarciaInjuredOctober
Jose ArnaizInjuredNovember

Osasuna went into the break on a big downer after losing 4-0 at Real Madrid. That continues a relatively disappointing start to the season for the Pamplona based team who have also been knocked out of Europe.

They can’t really attribute injuries to their struggles, although they do have some selection issues here. Jose Arnaiz and Unai Garcia will both miss this game while it’s unclear whether Johan Mojica will be ready to take his place at left back.

Sergio Herrera should continue in goal having seemingly edged ahead of Aitor Fernandez in the race to be number one while Chimy Avila may return out wide.

Osasuna predicted lineup

Herrera – Cruz, David Garcia, Catena, Pena – Torro, Moncayola – Kike Barja, Aimar Oroz, Avila – Budimir (4-2-3-1)

Granada team news

PlayerStatusExpected Return
Famara DiedhiouInjuredUnknown
Jesus VallejoInjuredUnknown
Raul FernandezInjuredUnknown

Granada put in one of their best displays of the season last time out with Bryan Zaragoza’s brace sending them close to a famous win over Barcelona, but the Catalans ultimately fought back to draw 2-2. The electric Zaragoza has since been called up to the Spain squad and should start again on the right flank here.

Granada are missing three players to injury with Raul Fernandez, Jesus Vallejo and Famara Diedhiou sidelined. Paco Lopez is likely to switch back to a 4-4-2 for this game having used three centre-backs against Barcelona last time out.

Granada predicted lineup

Ferreira – Neva, Miquel, Rubio, Ricard – Puertas, Gumbau, Villar, Bryan Zaragoza – Callejon, Boye (4-4-2)

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