Celta Vigo v Osasuna: LaLiga Action on Match-day 13

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Saturday at the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, as Celta host Osasuna in the LaLiga.

Osasuna (seventh), travel to the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos with high expectations, as they take on sixteenth placed Celta.

With the LaLiga season well into its stride, Celta Vigo have managed to gain 11 points

Celta come to this match on the back of a 3-1 away win against Almería at Estadio Del Mediterráneo.

Also, Carlos Carvalhal knows that a run of six losses in eight matches for his Celta side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. They currently stand sixteenth in the League, with 11 points for a total of 3 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws having won three fixtures, drawn two games, and lost seven meetings.

Playing at home, Celta have won two matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost two fixtures.

A victory for Celta Vigo would put them on 14 points.

Celta’s squad has depth, but even so, Carlos Carvalhal is likely to be missing four of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.

This season’s LaLiga campaign, has so far seen Osasuna achieve 20 points

With a win in their previous game, (2-0) against Real Valladolid, Osasuna will likely be in a positive frame of mind.

Also, Osasuna keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last 12 matches is astonishing this season. With 20 points (6W, 4L and 2D), they are established in seventh position in the League having won six games, drawn two meetings, and lost four fixtures.

Playing away from home, Osasuna have won one game, drawn two games, and lost two matches.

Winning this fixture will see Osasuna on 23 points.

A solid defensive team

Osasuna have a good defensive record, having so far only conceded 11 goals in their previous fixtures. Despite delivering often average performance, their goal scoring stats have been good (13). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Ezequiel Avila (4), Kike Garcia (2), and Aimar Oroz (2).

Osasuna’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Jagoba Arrasate, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

Celta Vigo v Osasuna – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Celta and Osasuna have faced each other 26 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Celta’s favour (14 – 6). In addition, the Estadio Municipal de Balaidos has proven to be something of a fortress for Celta, where they have won all last five fixtures. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The Sky Blues secured a 2-0 home win.

Performance Report

For Celta, Iago Aspas is a top performing player who has scoredsix goals in 12 League fixtures this season, while Ezequiel Avila contributed withfour goals in 12 League matches this campaign for Osasuna.

Other standout players for Celta are Gabriel Veiga and Oscar with three goals and two goals respectively and for Osasuna are Kike Garcia and Aimar Oroz with two goals and two goals respectively.