LaLiga – Villarreal at home to Osasuna
This clash sees eighth play ninth, as struggling Osasuna visit the Estadio de la Ceramica to face Villarreal.
Villarreal have 12 points to their name, going into this tie
Villarreal come to this game on the back of a 1-0 away win against Real Sociedad at Reale Arena.
Also, Villarreal have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. Their position is ninth in the League and they have 12 points, that is, 3W, 2L and 3D having won three meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost two games.
Playing at home, Villarreal have won one game and drawn one game.
A win in this fixture, would take Villarreal’s points from 12 to 15, so far this season.
Injury and illness have depleted Unai Emery’s Villarreal and they will likely be missing two key personnel for Monday’s match.
This season’s LaLiga campaign, has so far seen Osasuna achieve 13 points
The warning signs are there for Jagoba Arrasate going into this game, following a loss to Valencia in their last game and a draw against R Madrid before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.
Also, Osasuna keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last eight games is astonishing this season. With 13 points, they currently sit eighth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 4 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws having won four fixtures, drawn one game, and lost three matches.
Playing away from home, Osasuna have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.
Osasuna will have 16 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Jagoba Arrasate will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of one of his Osasuna players.
Villarreal v Osasuna – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels Villarreal and Osasuna have faced each other 40 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Villarreal’s favour (18 – 15). In addition, nine of the previous 15 matches between Villarreal and Osasuna have resulted in a Villarreal win. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Yellow Submarine took all three points winning 1-0.