Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(42) 28 Goals 20 (33)
(29) 17 Assists 15 (25)
(6.7) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
27.9 Average Age 28.5
179.5 Average Height (cm) 181.9
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 1.1 (1)
(50%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 56% (53%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.5)
(1.7) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.8 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Javi López Out 7.09
Mubarak Wakaso Out 7.01
Player Reason Status Rating
Marc Bertrán Out 6.84
Nino Out 6.35
Roland Lamah Out 6.58
Masoud Shojaei Out N/A
Francisco Puñal Out 6.54
Ruben Out N/A

Team News

  • Espanyol's upturn of late continued with a 1-0 win at Real Sociedad last weekend thanks to a late goal from Diego Colotto.
  • Victor Sanchez and Juan Forlin return from suspension for Los Pericos but Mubarak Wakaso is banned after seeing his fifth yellow card of the season so Simao could come in for a rare start.
  • Samuelle Longo is expected to retain his place up front but Christian Stuani may be due a chance to start as the Italian hasn't scored in his last five games.
  • Osasuna remain rooted to the foot of the table after a hugely disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Valladolid last weekend.
  • Los Rojillos have also been hit by a raft of injuries that, amongst others, will keep Roland Lamah and Patxi Punal out, so Anthony Annan should return in midfield and Sisi will keep his place in the side.
  • Ruben is suspended after he was sent-off last week so Lolo will also return in defence.

Prediction

  • Despite Espanyol's run of seven points from three games both these sides remain in the bottom three and Osasuna are in dire need of points to avoid being cut further adrift at the bottom.
  • Jose Luis Mendilibar's side however have been dire away from home this season with five defeats from five and without Punal and Lamah the task could be too much for them.
  • Sanchez's return to the Espanyol team could also be a key factor as he has linked excellently with Joan Verdu throughout the first quarter of the campaign.
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