Osasuna vs Villarreal Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

The El Sadar stadium in Pamplona prepares to host a clash between European hopefuls and mid-table security seekers on May 25th, 2024. Osasuna faces Villarreal…

Osasuna vs Villarreal

The El Sadar stadium in Pamplona prepares to host a clash between European hopefuls and mid-table security seekers on May 25th, 2024. Osasuna faces Villarreal in a La Liga encounter with contrasting objectives.

  • Match: Osasuna vs Villarreal
  • Competition: La Liga (Spain)
  • Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2024
  • Kick-off Time: 19:00 UTC (17:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM PST)
  • Venue: Estadio El Sadar, Pamplona, Spain

Prediction:

This match is difficult to predict due to the contrasting motivations:

  • Osasuna’s Mid-Table Comfort: A win secures their mid-table position, potentially allowing them to relax in the remaining fixtures.
  • Villarreal’s European Dreams: Three points are crucial for their pursuit of European qualification (Europa League or Conference League).

While Villarreal boasts historical dominance, Osasuna’s home advantage and recent home win against them make this a close contest. A draw or an Osasuna upset wouldn’t be surprising.

Lineups (Predicted):

These are just predictions, and the actual lineups may differ depending on player availability:

  • Osasuna (4-4-2): Herrera (GK), Vidal, Aridane (C), Garcia, Sanchez, Moncayola, Brasanac, Garcia, Torres, Budimir, Chimy Avila
  • Villarreal (4-3-3): Rulli (GK), Foyth, Albiol (C), Torres, Pedraza, Parejo, Capoue, Trigueros, Chukwueze, Moreno, Gerard Moreno

Odds (may vary depending on bookmaker):

  • Osasuna Win: Slightly higher odds (around 2.90)
  • Draw: Moderate odds (around 3.10)
  • Villarreal Win: Slightly lower odds (around 2.70)

Head-to-Head (H2H):

Historically, Villarreal has dominated the matchup:

  • Villarreal: Won the majority of recent encounters, including a 3-1 victory earlier this season (November 26th, 2023).
  • Osasuna: However, Osasuna did manage a surprising 1-0 win in their last home match against Villarreal (March 19th, 2023).pen_spark

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