Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Sunday’s football game at Estadio de Balaidos pits together Celta Vigo and Osasuna, the two teams who are almost level on points in the La Liga standings. Os Celeste aim to put an end to their three-match winless run, but they head into the season finale with the lack of motivation. All Ruben Blanco, Emre Mor, and Sergio Alvarez are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Given their busy schedule, boss Eduardo Coudet could opt to make changes to the starting XI, with Beltran and Fontan pushing for a start. Los Rojillos, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-1 win over Valencia. Osasuna are eyeing their fourth consecutive victory in the Primera Division. The Basques, though, have little to play for in the remainder of the season as well, and seeing that both sides will be with guards down in Sunday’s clash, both teams to score betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Hugo Mallo):
Hugo Mallo is a Spanish footballer who plays for Celta Vigo as a full back. Mallo, who is a capable of playing at centre back if needed, was born in Marin on 22 June, 1991 and he has been playing for Os Celeste since 2009.
During his youth career Hugo Mallo played for the likes of Porvir and Pontevedra, but he made the biggest progress at Celta Vigo. The Celta defender has three caps for Spain U21 team and he played for the U19 and the U20 teams as well in the past. On 9 January, 2013, Mallo suffered a serious knee injury and, as a result, he was forced to miss the rest of the season.
The right-footed player has a contract with Celta Vigo which expires on 30 June, 2019. You should bear in mind that he scored one goal in 34 appearances for the Galician outfit in the 2015/2016 Primera Division campaign. In the 2014/2015 campaign he scored four goals for Celta in the national championship.
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.