Osasuna vs Sevilla Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Spanish Primera
When is Osasuna vs Sevilla on and what time does it start? Osasuna vs Sevilla will take place on Saturday 23rd September, 2023 – 15:15 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Osasuna vs Sevilla? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Osasuna vs Sevilla on in the UK? Osasuna vs Sevilla will be televised live on LaLigaTV, but La Liga matches are also televised occasionally on Viaplay Sports and ITV
Where can I stream Osasuna vs Sevilla in the UK? Osasuna vs Sevilla can be streamed live on Viaplay, while ITV matches can be streamed live on ITVX
Following an impressive season last year, there is a chance of underwhelming and regressing for Osasuna this season. The Pamplona club reached the Copa del Rey final and lost to Real Madrid as well as reaching the UEFA Europa Conference League in seventh place. They were knocked out in the playoffs of that competition, though, losing over two legs to Club Brugge.
They come into this one on the back of a 3-2 defeat away to Getafe in their most recent La Liga outing, last weekend, at the Coliseum. In their opening five matches of the 2023/24 La Liga campaign, Osasuna have won two and lost three so far this season as they sit firmly in the middle-of-the-table.
For much of last season, Sevilla were in a relegation battle before Jose Luis Mendilibar’s appointment during the March international break. The Andalusians eventually finished in mid-table and ended up winning the UEFA Europa League. They do, though, look set for another difficult season and Mendilibar is under increasing pressure.
They come into this on the back of a 1-1 draw with Lens in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League during the week. Sevilla have managed just one win in their opening six matches across all competitions with that victory coming in a slender 1-0 win at home to newly-promoted Las Palmas, last weekend.
THE TEAM NEWS
Osasuna are dealing with a couple of injuries for this weekend with defensive duo Jon Moncayola and Darko Brasanac unavailable for the clash against Sevilla.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Herrera; Pena, David Garcia, Herrando, Cruz; Oroz, Munoz, Gomez; Avila, Budimir, Barja
UNAVAILABLE: Moncayola (Injured), Brasanac (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Garcia (Injured)
Jose Luis Mendilibar is dealing with something of an injury crisis as Tanguy Nianzou, Marcos Acuna and Marcao are all out injured, which is three of their best back four.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Dmitrovic; Navas, Bade, Ramos, Pedrosa; Sow, Rakitic; Suso, Oliver, Ocampos; Mir
UNAVAILABLE: Gomez (Injured), Acuna (Injured), Marcao (Injured), Nianzou (Injured), Pastor (Injured)
Osasuna finished seventh and a few places above Sevilla in La Liga last season but they are not playing European football, whilst their opponents are in the UEFA Champions League. That could well have an impact on this match with Osasuna likely to be a bit fresher for this game against a Sevilla side that had to play in the UEFA Champions League in midweek. El Sadar is a tough place to go for anyone and a low-scoring home win appears the likeliest outcome for this one.
TIP: OSASUNA TO WIN & OVER 3.5 GOALS