Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(33) 18 Goals 32 (52)
(25) 12 Assists 20 (35)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
28.1 Average Age 29.9
182.9 Average Height (cm) 179.2
(1) 1 Shots pg 0.9 (1)
(53%) 57% Aerial Duel Success 52% (52%)
(0.3) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.7) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Nino Out 6.35
Roland Lamah Out 6.58
Masoud Shojaei Out N/A
Francisco Puñal Out 6.54
Emiliano Armenteros Out 7.34
Álvaro Cejudo Doubtful 6.89
Player Reason Status Rating
Julio Baptista Out 6.71
Nacho Monreal Doubtful 7.23

Team News

  • Osasuna remain at the bottom of the table but brought themselves within one win of moving out of the relegation zone with their first victory on the road this season at Espanyol last weekend.
  • However, Jose Luis Mendilibar still has a number of injury concerns with Roland Lamah, Patxi Puñal and possibly even one of last weekend's goalscorers, Alvaro Cejudo, out.
  • Emilano Armenteros is also suspended so Manuel Omwu who also scored as a substitute last week may be handed a start in the line of three behind Kike Sola in attack.
  • Malaga's poor league form continued with a second consecutive home defeat to Real Sociedad last weekend.
  • Manuel Pellegrini will be able to recall Martin Demichelis and Ignacio Camacho who were both suspended last time out, but Nacho Monreal remains sidelined with a back injury.
  • The Spanish international's absence means Pellegrini must decide between whether to use Eliseu at left-back or move him forward with Sergio Sanchez retaining his place in defence.

Prediction

  • Despite not having the best results, Osasuna's performances at home have been relatively good this season and they will be confident of taking something from a Malaga side that has gone off the boil in recent weeks.
  • However, the number of key absences the hosts have in forward areas may just prevent them from taking all three points as the visitors will also be boosted defensively by the return of Demichelis and Camacho.
  • Both meetings between the sides last season ended in draws and with Malaga already having drawn four times on the road this season that outcome looks like the best bet.
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