Villarreal vs Osasuna Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Spanish Primera
When is Villarreal vs Osasuna on and what time does it start? Villarreal vs Osasuna will take place on Sunday 26th November, 2023 – 13:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Villarreal vs Osasuna? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Villarreal vs Osasuna on in the UK? Villarreal vs Osasuna will be televised live on LaLigaTV, but La Liga matches are also televised occasionally on Viaplay Sports and ITV
Where can I stream Villarreal vs Osasuna in the UK? Villarreal vs Osasuna can be streamed live on Viaplay, while ITV matches can be streamed live on ITVX
Despite finishing fifth in the table last year, the pressure was on Quique Setien from the start this season and he was sacked during the September international break. His replacement, though, Pacheta, has not improved the Yellow Submarine as they begin the weekend’s round of fixtures sitting in the bottom-half – and he has also now been sacked.
Replaced by Marcelino, who began the season in charge of Marseille, Villarreal will expect to be a lot more defensively stubborn. They come into this on the back of a relatively a heavy defeat against Atletico Madrid a couple of weeks ago, meaning that they have won just one of their last eight matches in La Liga.
It was always expected to be a little underwhelming backing up last season for Osasuna and they have remained steady as they begin the weekend sitting in mid-table. Jago Arrasate’s side do come into this on the back of some fairly shoddy form, though, and there may be a few concerns about being dragged down closer to the bottom three.
The visitors’ most recent outing, a 1-1 draw at home to Las Palmas a couple of weeks ago, means that they have now managed just one win in their last five La Liga matches. Two of their four Liga victories so far this season have come against the teams that begin this match day sitting in the relegation places; Celta and Granada.
THE TEAM NEWS
Marcelino is having to deal with several injury issues with the likes of Aissa Mandi, Yeremy Pino and Alexander Sorloth all unavailable for the visit of Osasuna.
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Jorgensen; Altimira, Albiol, Cuenca, Moreno; Trigueros, Parejo, Capoue, Baena; Gerard, Brereton Diaz
UNAVAILABLE: Mandi (Injured), Pino (Injured), Sorloth (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Gabbia (Injured), Suarez (Injured), Coquelin (Injured)
Osasuna will be without Darko Brasanac for this one but they could name an unchanged eleven for the trip to El Madrigal to face Villarreal this weekend.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Herrera; Areso, Catena, David Garcia, Mojica; Torro, Gomez; Pena, Oroz, Avila; Budimir
UNAVAILABLE: Brasanac (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Barja (Injured), Vidal (Injured)
It is a battle between two teams that qualified for Europe last season and are underperforming in the bottom-half this time around so, on the face of it, they appear relatively evenly matched. However, onto their third manager of the campaign, Villarreal’s first-team squad is very depleted and they were unconvincing in their cup win in midweek in Marcelino’s first game in charge. Osasuna will be confident that they can frustrate Villarreal so a low-scoring encounter is to be expected down in Villarreal.
BETTING TIP: UNDER 3.5 GOALS