Osasuna, which is spinning around the middle of the table in recent yeers, is playing very decently since the start of the season and it is no wonder that they carry the epithet of one of the most pleasant surprises in this year's edition of LaLiga, and the most important thing is that their fans started to dream again about going out in Europe. Jagoba Arrasate's chosens currently occupy the eighth position in the league table with 28 collected points, which is only three points less than the position which leads in the UEFA Conference League.
However, Osasuna will certainly, as usual, be defensive-oriented from the first minute and wait for the right opportunity. Espanyol, on the other hand, will not have the need to rush, so accordingly, we expect the range of goals in this clash to be from 0 to 2. Espanyol vs Osasuna Head to Head (H2H) stats 20 oct 22 La Liga 08 may 22 14 aug 21 17 jan 21 Copa Del Rey 08 mar 20 Espanyol Team News Espanyol will miss the long-absent left-back Adria Pedrosa (Groin injury) and central midfielder Keidi Bare (Ankle injury) in the match against Osasuna. The return of this duo is still unknown. Coach Diego Martinez will also be without the help of right-back Oscar Gil and midfielder Vinicius Souza, as they both earned yellow cards, their fifth of the season, and will serve one-match suspensions.
Espanyol vs Osasuna Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips | 04. 02. 2023Espanyol Feb 04 13:00 GMT Osasuna Competition: Spain - LaLiga Date: Saturday, 4th, February 2023 Kickoff: 13:00 UK / 14. 00 CET Venue: RCDE Stadium (Cornella de Llobregat) It seems that Espanyol, who entered with the aim of avoiding last season's situation when they finished in 14th place with only four points above the danger zone, did not smarten up, as they are walking on the edge of the relegation zone in the current campaign as well. The popular "Parakeets" have managed to add 20 points in addition to their name from 19 rounds, which leaves them in 15th position in LaLiga, just one point behind 18th placed Cadiz - the first most threatened team.
Espanyol vs Osasuna Betting Tips: Under 2. 5 What is characteristic of the clashes between these teams in recent years is a frequent goal scoring drought. Namely, we could see six goals from the previous five meetings, which gives an average of only 1. 2 goals per game. Plus, it should be added that the first duel this season belonged to Osasuna, with a minimum result of 1-0. It is safe to say that Joselu keeps Espanyol's head above the surface of the water. How important the 32-year-old center-forward "screw" is in the attack is best shown by the data that he was involved in as many as 13 (11 goals, 2 assists) out of a total of 23 goals scored by his team this season.
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However, if someone can stop this great goalscorer, then it is the Osasuna team, bearing in mind that the club from Pamplona has save their net intact in four of the last five clashes against Espanyol. It is evident that Osasuna lacks sharpness in attack, bearing in mind that the realization (18 goals scored from 19 rounds) was below average (amounts to 0, 94 per game). However, Los Rojillos are known for their tough and quality defense this season, not conceding more than one goal in 15 out of a total of 19 games in LaLiga.
In fact, Valencia (1-2), Villarreal (0-2), Barcelona (1-2) and Real Sociedad (0-2) are the only teams that managed to shake Osasuna's net at least twice, while Atletico (0-1) and Real Madrid (1-1) were limited to only one goal. These data tell enough about what defense the club from Pamplona possesses. What Los Rojillos have to fix urgently, if they want to go out on the European stage next season, is the form.
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