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Preview: Osasuna vs. Sevilla - prediction, team news, lineups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Osasuna and Sevilla, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
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Title-challenging Sevilla will be looking to return to winning ways in La Liga when they travel to Estadio El Sadar on Saturday evening to take on Osasuna.

The away side are currently second in the table, four points behind leaders Real Madrid, while Osasuna occupy 11th position, boasting 28 points from their opening 22 matches of the campaign.


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Osasuna have won seven, drawn seven and lost eight of their 22 La Liga matches this season to collect 28 points, which has left them in 11th position in the table, just four points behind seventh-placed Villarreal.

Los Rojillos have finished 10th and 11th in La Liga since returning to this level and do not appear to have any relegation fears this term, currently sitting 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Osasuna have actually been victorious in two of their last three in the league, recording a 2-0 win over Cadiz on January 9 before overcoming Granada by the same scoreline before the break.

Much of their success this season has been built on a strong away record, having picked up 17 points from their 11 La Liga games on their travels, which is the fifth-best return in the division.

Jagoba Arrasate's side have the third-worst home record this season, though, collecting just 11 points from 11 games, which will be a concern ahead of their clash with high-flying Sevilla.

Sevilla have not won La Liga since 1946, while they have not finished higher than fourth since 2009, but the Red and Whites are firmly in the title argument at this stage of the season.

Indeed, an impressive campaign has seen them win 13, draw seven and lose two of their 22 matches to collect 46 points, which has left them second, four points behind leaders Real Madrid on the same number of games.

Sevilla have been held by Valencia and Celta Vigo in their last two La Liga matches, but they are unbeaten in Spain's top flight since the end of November, winning five of their last eight.

Julen Lopetegui's side, who will take on Dinamo Zagreb in the knockout round of the Europa League, have the third-best away record in La Liga this term, picking up 19 points from 11 matches.

A productive January transfer window saw the club land two talented attackers, meanwhile, with Jesus Manuel Corona arriving from Porto and Anthony Martial joining on loan from Manchester United.

Osasuna La Liga form:
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W

Osasuna form (all competitions):
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • L

Sevilla La Liga form:
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • D

Sevilla form (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • D

Team News

Osasuna will be missing Nacho Vidal for this weekend's match through suspension, while Oier, Lucas Torro, Aridane Hernandez and Jesus Areso are on the sidelines through injury.

Kike came off the bench to score in the 2-0 win over Granada last time out, but the Spaniard could miss out on a spot in the first XI once again, with Ante Budimir and Ezequiel Avila set to retain their spots in attack.

There are not expected to be any major surprises in the home side's starting team, with Ruben Garcia and Darko Brasanac likely to feature in the wide areas once again.

As for Sevilla, new signing Corona is out with a calf issue, while Alejandro Gomez, Thomas Delaney, Suso, Erik Lamela and Jesus Navas are all set to miss the contest through injury.

Martial is expected to make his debut for the visitors down the left, with Rafa Mir and Lucas Ocampos also set to feature in the final third of the field.

Jules Kounde should also be available to return at the heart of the defence, while Oliver Torres is pushing to be involved from the start in central midfield.

Bono, Youssef En-Nesyri and Munir El Haddadi should also all be available for Sevilla following their involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Osasuna possible starting lineup:
Herrera; Cote, D Garcia, Cruz, Sanchez; Brasanac, Moncayola, Perez, R Garcia; Budimir, Avila

Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Bono; Montiel, Carlos, Kounde, Acuna; Jordan, Fernando, Torres; Ocampos, Mir, Martial


We say: Osasuna 1-2 Sevilla

Sevilla need to keep winning if they are to stay in touch with Real Madrid, and we are expecting the visitors to triumph here. Osasuna deserve a lot of respect for another impressive campaign to date, but Sevilla have been excellent this season, and we fancy them to secure all three points on Saturday.



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid30216361263569
2Barcelona29169457292857
3Atletico MadridAtletico30176757372057
4Sevilla301512340202057
5Real Betis30165954361853
6Real Sociedad3014973029151
7Villarreal30129948291945
8Athletic Bilbao30111183529644
9Valencia30101194243-141
10Osasuna30108123040-1038
11Celta Vigo3099123434036
12Espanyol3099123542-736
13Rayo Vallecano2996143136-533
14Getafe30711122833-532
15ElcheElche3088143142-1132
16Granada30611133348-1529
17CadizCadiz30513122541-1628
18Mallorca3068162650-2426
19Levante30410163358-2522
20AlavesAlaves3057182452-2822
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La Liga Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid30216361263569
2Barcelona29169457292857
3Atletico MadridAtletico30176757372057
4Sevilla301512340202057
5Real Betis30165954361853
6Real Sociedad3014973029151
7Villarreal30129948291945
8Athletic Bilbao30111183529644
9Valencia30101194243-141
10Osasuna30108123040-1038
11Celta Vigo3099123434036
12Espanyol3099123542-736
13Rayo Vallecano2996143136-533
14Getafe30711122833-532
15ElcheElche3088143142-1132
16Granada30611133348-1529
17CadizCadiz30513122541-1628
18Mallorca3068162650-2426
19Levante30410163358-2522
20AlavesAlaves3057182452-2822
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