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Prediction: Osasuna vs Sevilla

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, La Liga 10 Aug 2022

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Prediction: Sevilla to win 2-1

Best Odds: 17/2

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Osasuna and Sevilla will face each other in the first game of the new La Liga season this week. The match will be held at the El Sadar Stadium and is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time on Friday.

Osasuna

Osasuna are an established club in La Liga who tend to finish in mid-table or at the lower end of the standings. They ended up 10th in the La Liga table last season with 47 points from 38 matches, just one point behind former Spanish champions Valencia.

Jagoba Arrasate’s side have not been very active in the summer transfer window. Osasuna have made just one signing, and that too on a free transfer. Ruben Pena, who can operate as a right-back or as a winger, has joined after leaving La Liga rivals Villarreal at the end of last season.

Osasuna will hope to finish in the top half of the La Liga table this season. It will not be easy, but they are unlikely to be in any danger of getting relegated to the Segunda Division at the end of the season.

Team News:

Nacho Vidal, David Garcia and Roberto Torres should all start for Osasuna.

Sevilla

Sevilla are one of the biggest clubs in Spain and regularly play in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Just like in previous seasons, the Andalucian club will be aiming to finish in the top four of the La Liga table this season, and maybe with a bit of luck, they could even challenge Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona for the title.

Julen Lopetegui’s side did well last season. They ended up fourth in the La Liga table with 70 points from 38 matches, just a point behind former Spanish champions and third-placed Atletico Madrid and five points above bitter rivals Real Betis in fifth.

Sevilla have not been very active in the summer transfer window so far. They have made just two major signings. Marcao have joined from Galatasaray, while Isco has moved on a free transfer after leaving Real Madrid. Sevilla have also sold Diego Carlos to Aston Villa this summer.

Team News:

Spanish playmaker Isco is likely to start for Sevilla.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Osasuna scored 37 goals in 38 La Liga matches last season.
  • Sevilla scored 53 goals in 38 La Liga matches last season.
  • Osasuna conceded 51 goals in 38 La Liga games in 2021-22.
  • Sevilla conceded 30 goals in 38 La Liga games in 2021-22.
  • Sevilla lost 4 games in La Liga last season, while Osasuna lost 15 matches. 

Conclusion

Osasuna will have home advantage for the match against Sevilla, but it is hard to see anything but an away win in this game. Sevilla have a much better team, and they should be able to pick up all three points from the encounter.

Prediction: Sevilla to win 2-1

Best Odds: 17/2

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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