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Osasuna vs. Valencia Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

24 October 2019

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Sunday 27 October

El Sadar – La Liga

Out of form Valencia go to Osasuna this weekend, looking to get their La Liga European challenge back on track. But a lack of goals could cost Albert Celades’ side.

Past Meetings

These two side last faced each other in the 2016-17 campaign, when Osasuna were relegated at the end of the campaign.

They were beaten 4-1 at the Estadio Mestalla, but held Los Che to a 3-3 draw at home.

Team News

Osasuna boss Jagoba Arrasate is battling an injury crisis, and he could be without six first team players for this weekend.

Fran Merida is suspended after being sent off in the 1-0 defeat at Granada last weekend, with David Garcia, Unai Garcia, Javi Martinez, Inigo Perez and Robert Ibanez all out of action.

Valencia boss Albert Celades will make a late check on Kevin Gameiro and Jose Gaya, after neither were fit to start in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid.

Midfielder Lee Kang-In is suspended after he was sent off against Diego Simeone’s side.

Osasuna vs. Valencia Preview and Predictions

Osasuna’s return to the Spanish top flight has been fairly solid so far, with Arrasate’s side 13th in La Liga, with just two defeats from nine games.

However they have shown an incredible record to draw games, with run of four straight draws earlier in the campaign.

Valencia have also been relatively consistent so far in 2019-20, with just one defeat in their last seven games in all competitions ahead of the weekend.

But, just like their hosts, Celades’ side have also drawn too many games so far, with three draws in their last five league games.

Given the record of both sides for drawing games, this clash has a draw written all over it, and it comes in at a price of 2.1.

Los Che have been efficient in terms of goal scoring away from home so far this season, scoring more than one goal just once in four games in 2019-20.

That pattern looks set to continue against an organised Osasuna side, with an under 2.5 total goals scored bet coming in at 0.6.

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A 1-1 draw at 5.0

Valencia will of course still have an eye on a European qualification spot at the end of the season, but their current inconsistency looks like it is set to stay for a little while longer.

Dani Parejo to score anytime at 3.0

Valencia skipper Parejo has been his usual reliable self so far this season, with a few extra goals thrown in for good measure.

The Spanish international has netted five goals, four of which have been penalties, and his set piece ability could be key here again.

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