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Soaring Osasuna will seek to claim four straight La Liga wins as they continue their national season at home against a difficult team Granada Outfit on Friday night.
The home side are currently fifth in the table with 17 points from their first nine games, while Granada is 17th in the league with just six points from their first eight games.
Prediction for this match
Osasuna have excelled in La Liga this season, winning five, winning two draws and losing two of their nine games to collect 17 points, which puts them in fifth place, tied with runner-up Real Madrid.
The fact that the Reds are only three points away from the top of the table at this point is thanks to the work of the head coach Jagoba Arrasate and its employees are committed to the club.
Osasuna have ranked 10th and 11th at this level for the past two seasons, having only returned to the major league in 2019, and it seems they are more than capable of a spot in the first this season Half fight.
Los Rojillos have won the last three in the league and four of the last five, beating Alaves, Mallorca, Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal in excellent form.
The last time Arrasate’s team scored a 2-1 win against Champions League club Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica Chimy Avila Netting the winner in the 87th minute of the competition on Sunday.
Granada, on the other hand, failed to win the first seven games of the season, drawing three and losing four to collect three points, which put them in the relegation zone.
Robert MorenoBefore the international break, however, the team managed to put their first three points on the board when they beat Sevilla 1-0 thanks to a performance in the first half Ruben Rochina.
Granada was supposed to face Atletico Madrid last weekend but the game has been postponed due to the South American World Cup qualifiers planning so Nazaries have not been on since October 3rd, which could help or hinder them on Friday night.
The Andalusian team have been seventh and ninth at this level for the past two seasons, but it’s hard to imagine they could have similar success this season considering what happened in the first few months.
Granada have won three of the last four league games against Osasuna, but suffered a 3-1 defeat in the corresponding game between the two teams in the 2020/21 season.
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Osasuna becomes without the services of. be Kike, who sprained his ankle against Villarreal at the weekend, so that a place in the last third of the field would be possible for Avila.
Aridane Hernandez will probably be missing again, but Ante Budimir and Jonas Ramalho were able to prove their fitness before kick-off on Friday evening, as the duo are facing a late exam.
Ruben Garcia was substituted for the Yellow Sub in the second half but it was more of a tactical decision than a forced change and the Spaniard will join Avila in the last third of the field.
In the meantime, Lucas Torro and Jon Moncayola They are expected to keep their places in the starting XI as Arrasate is unlikely to change his 5-3-2 formation here.
As for Granada, Yan Eteki and Neyder Lozano stay on the sidelines due to injury while Angel Montoro and Victor Diaz are both doubtful after struggling against Sevilla before the international break.
However, Diaz is expected to recover in time, which means it should be a very similar XI that crossed the field for impressive success Julen Lopetegui‘s side.
A 4-2-3-1 formation should keep Rochina in place on the right with Luis Suarez through the middle, so Darwin Machis and Carlos Bacca could sit on the bench again.
Osasuna possible starting line-up:
Herrera; Vidal, U. Garcia, D. Garcia, Cruz, Sanchez; Moncayola, Torro, Brasanac; Avila, R Garcia
Granada possible starting line-up:
Maximiano; Quini, Diaz, Abram, Neva; Milla, gonalons; Rochina, Puertas, Soro; Suarez
Probability: Osasuna 2-1 Granada
Granada is certainly better than it has shown for most of the season, but Osasuna’s form and overall level of performance cannot be ignored. We actually expect a relatively close game on Friday night, but believe Osasuna will have enough quality to bring another three points on the board.
Best betting tip for this match
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