Our football match prediction:
Despite producing a fine display in Wednesday’s football match against Real Madrid, Deportivo Alaves eventually suffered a 3-0 loss to los Blancos at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The newcomers, though, are on the right track to secure the La Liga survival and, as things stand now, they could finish the season in the top half of the standings as well. Alaves are tough to beat at home and the fact that they suffered only one defeat in previous eight games at their Estadio de Mendizorroza is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Osasuna. Los Rojillos will almost certainly compete in Segunda Division next season and seeing that they failed to win previous 21 games in the league, we believe that the rock-bottom team will return home empty-handed. Alaves defeated Osasuna in the reverse fixture at El Sadar and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Fernando Pacheco):
Fernando Pacheco is a goalkeeper who plays for Deportivo Alaves in Primera Division. The 186-cm-tall shoot-stopper joined Real Madrid youth school at the age of 14 and it has to be noted that he made 41 appearances for Real Madrid B in Segunda Division. However, he failed to make his debut for the first team. On 7 August. 2015 Pacheco signed a three-year contract with Deportivo Alaves and that proved to be the best decision of his career. He made his debut for the club on 22 August, 2015 in a 3-2 victory at Huesca. The goalkeeper, who was born in Badajoz on 18 May, 1992, made 40 appearances for Alaves in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign, conceding less than one goal per match. He missed one game with injury and he was rested in a 1-1 draw with Deportivo Tarragona on the last day of the season. Pacheco is a left-footed player and his contract with Deportivo Alaves expires on 30 June, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Osasuna):
Osasuna are a Basque football team that plays in Spanish La Liga. Los Rojillos are based in Pamplona and and the club were founded in 1920. Estadio El Sadar has been the home of Osasuna since 1967 and the capacity of the stadium is 19,800. The colour of Osasuna’s home kit is red, while the team’s shorts are navy blue. Los Rojillos dropped to the Segunda Division at the end of the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, but they did not spend too many time in the Spanish second tier. The club returned to the elite division in 2016 after beating Girona in the play-offs. Osasuna made it to the Spanish Copa del Rey final in 2005, but they eventually lost to Real Betis after extra time in the title game. The meaning of the word Osasuna is “health” in Basque and it is used in a sense of strength.