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Osasuna and Valencia meet at the Estadio El Sadar in a match of the 17th round of the Primera Division. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, who in the last 4 matches won 2 and drew 2. However, in the last match at this stage, in a Primera Division match, 19-04-2014, it was not more than one Draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by Oriol Riera (19 ‘) for Osasuna and Jonas (82’) for Valencia. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between the 20th and 17th of the overall standings, this is in fact a confrontation between the 20th placed in home games and the 10th as a visitor.
After 1 win, 4 draws and 11 losses, the home team is in 20th place, having won 7 points. In the last match, he lost with Deportivo La Coruna away (2-0), after having lost at home in a game against Barcelona (0-3). Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved better results outside of the home, as it has earned 5 points as a visitor and only 2 in its stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a home defeat with Eibar by (0-3). For the championship, Osasuna had 2 points in 24 chances, after 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 8 games that played in his stadium.
In this competition, he lost his last 4 home matches and did not win any of the last 8 he played in his stadium. In his home games there are some frequent scorers in the break: 0-0 (3 in 8 games) and 0-1 (3 in 8 games). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 2 of its last 16 games for the Primera Division, of those 2 it reached the interval in advantage in 1 but never managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘. In 16 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 13 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
The Osasuna team come to this game with a home defeat by Eibar, 0-3, in the first round of the Round of 16 of the King’s Cup. In this game in their stadium, it is predicted that coach Joaquín Caparrós Line up in the usual 5-3-2 with Riera and Leon being the most offensive referrals from the home team. Roberto Torres is Osasuna’s top scorer with 4 goals scored. It is worth mentioning that the home team are in a very bad moment in the league, adding at this moment 6 losses in 8 games played in their field. For this game the home manager can not count on Miguel Flano, Javier Flano, Fausto, Romero, Fuentes and Digard, players who are injured.
After 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses, the visiting team is in 17th place, having won 12 points. In the last match, they lost with Real Sociedad away by (3-2), after in the previous match to have tied at home, in a game against Malaga, by (2-2). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 7 away and 5 at home with 11 goals scored and 16 goals conceded at home, against 10 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Glass of the King, lost with Celta of Vigo at home by (1-4). In the last eight away games for the championship Valencia have recorded 2 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, having won 7 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor for 4 games. In the games played as a visitor there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘1-1 (3 in 7 games) and at the end of the game 2-1 (3 in 7 games). The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always conceded goals in the last 10 games, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to score goals, since 6 of his last 8 games in the competition finished with more than 2.5 goals. In 15 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Valencia team arrive at this game with a defeat at home against Celta de Vigo by 1-4, thus adding to their fifth defeat in the last ten games: the only goal of the team was scored by Dani Parejo. In this game coach Voro must keep the team in 4-3-3 benefiting the attacking soccer, especially on the sidelines: Rodrigo and Santi Mina are the most important players in the team, as they offer great space to their team. Still, it is important to note that visitors have some weakness when they play in this condition: they have 3 consecutive defeats. For this game the coach does not count with João Cancelo, suspended, as well as Gaya, Mathew Ryan, Nani, Mangala and Garay, injured.
Prediction: Valencia Win @ 2,00