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  • May 1, 2011
  • • 20:00
  • • Estadio El Sadar, Pamplona (Iruñea)
  • Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo
  • • Attendance: 18575
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La Liga preview: Osasuna - Valencia

La Liga preview: Osasuna - Valencia


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Osasuna(4-4-2): Ricardo; Lolo, Damia, Monreal, Nelson; Nekounam, Punal, Kike Sola, Soriano; Pandiani, Aranda
Osasuna

In Osasuna's fight for survival, Vadocz, Miguel Flano and Masoud are out with injuries. Oier, Rupert and Leka have been left out by the coach due to technical reasons. On the good side, Aranda and Pandiani have been declared as fit and should figure in the game.



Valencia (4-4-2): Guaita; Miguel, Stankevicius, R. Costa, Mathieu; Topal, Pablo, Banega,  Mata; Aduriz, Soldado

Valencia



Valencia will be smarting from their 3-6 loss to Real Madrid last weekend and would look to put it behind them.
Unai Emery has no major injury headaches and all of his squad is available.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Osasuna had lost only to Barcelona at their home all season, before losing twice in the last two fixtures.
  • Los Rojillos are on a run of four straight defeats which is has left them one point adrift of safety zone.
  • Nekounam and Kike Sola have been forming a formidable partnership, with the duo contributing five league goals at home between the two of them
  • Valencia are on a scoring spree having scored 10 goals in their last five games
  • Los Che have lost only four times out of their last 23 meetings with Osasuna.
  • Unai Emery's side comes alive in the last 10 minutes of the game having scored 22% of their total goals during this time period.
  • The 39th minute mark should be the one to look out for. This the mark when both of the teams either tend to score or concede.

Players to watch

W. Pandiani

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Pandiani has issued a rallying cry to the fans and players alike. He has called these five games as finals and wants the fans to make the intimidating stadium truly unbearable. With such strong words, he surely seems to be the man Los Che should keep an eye on. 

Soldado

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Keep them coming, that's what the fans would say. Soldado is on a red hot streak now and at times he seems unplayable. He has seen his share of hostilities before and Osasuna would do well to keep as very close watch on him; lest he may cause fatal damage.

Editor's Prediction

Reyno de Navarra is a very hostile venue. However, the last two teams to visit there managed to bag all three points. This certainly has taken some sheen off the aura of the stadium. Osasuna are in a horrid form and Valencia will surely look to capitalise on this. A closely fought match with a victory for the visitors seems to be on the cards.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Osasuna

Valencia

Wins
0
1
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

CA Osasuna OSA
CA Osasuna Osasuna
Draw
Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL
Valencia Club de Fútbol Valencia
19%
71%

Top 3 Predictions

CA Osasuna OSA
1 - 2
Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL
CA Osasuna OSA
1 - 3
Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL
CA Osasuna OSA
0 - 2
Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL

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