Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Monday’s clash between Almeria and Osasuna will close round 5 of the new La Liga campaign. Almeria aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Real Valladolid, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against los Rojillos. Key attacker Umar Sadiq is no longer part of the team, while all Cesar De La Hoz, Alex Centelles, and Inigo Eguaras are out of contention with injuries.
Osasuna, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Rayo Vallecano. Jagoba Arrasate’s men made a fine start to the season, and seeing that the 44-year-old tactician can count on key players for Monday’s showdown, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the visiting side. Kike Saverio should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Curro Sanchez):
Curro Sanchez is a Spanish footballer who plays for Ponferradina in Segunda Division. Born in La Palma del Condado on January 3, 1996, Sanchez began his youth career at Siempre Alegres, but in 2007 he was spotted by Sevilla scouts.
Curro Sanchez did not hesitate at all, signing a contract with the famous La Liga side. To make things even better for the Andalusian, he made his senior debut with Sevilla in La liga on May 4, 2016 in a 1-1 draw with Deportivo La Coruna. Curro Sanchez then joined Numancia, where he scored 13 goals in 34 appearances in Segunda Division for los Numantinos.
In 2020 he signed a deal with La Liga 2 side Ponferradina. Sanchez made his la Ponfe debut in a 2-0 win over Albacete on September 20, 2020. Even though right winger is his primary position, Curro Sanchez is capable of producing fine performances as an attacking midfielder as well.
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.