Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(33) 22 Goals 35 (45)
(25) 16 Assists 18 (29)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
30.6 Average Age 30.2
181.4 Average Height (cm) 180.2
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.2 (0.9)
(53%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 49% (47%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.7) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Sisi Out 6.83
Asier Riesgo Out 6.24
David Timor Out 6.79
Oier Out 6.92
Emiliano Armenteros Doubtful 7.34
Anthony Annan Out 6.65
Player Reason Status Rating
Laure Out 6.88
Ayoze Díaz Out 6.41
Evaldo Out 6.34

Team News

  • Osasuna remain rooted to the foot of the table despite holding Real Madrid to a 0-0 draw last weekend.
  • Jose Luis Mendilibar also has problems in midfield for the visit of relegation rivals Depor this weekend with David Timor injured, Oier suspended and Anthony Annan away at the African Cup of Nations.
  • Their absence means that Patxi Punal will almost certainly return, but Emiliano Armenteros is also a doubt with a muscular problem.
  • Deportivo also remain just a point ahead of their opponents this weekend after holding on for a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad last weekend.
  • Evaldo's red card from that game though, allied to Ayoze's injury, means that Silvio will have to make his first start for the club at left-back with Manuel Pablo continuing to deputise for the injured Laure on the other side of the defence.
  • Abel Aguilar also returns from suspension and should replace Jesus Vasquez in midfield.

Prediction

  • Osasuna's problems in front of goal this season are so painfully obvious it is a surprise that the club have failed to try and bring in some extra firepower since the transfer window opened and with only 14 goals from 19 league games it is hard to see them staying up unless they can unearth a goalscorer.
  • Depor on the other hand seem to have that little bit of magic in the final third in the form of Pizzi who has scored both their goals since Domingos Paciencia took over and could be the man to break the deadlock again in what is likely to be a cagey and defensive minded game.
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Comments (2)

 
  • No assist by Pizzi, the ball take def Osasuna

  • Assist in second goal, by Lolo, no Puñal.

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