Our football match prediction:
Estadio Municipal de Riazor will host Sunday’s relegation six-pointer between Deportivo La Coruna and Osasuna. The Galician outfit showed character against Real Madrid at the weekend, but they were more than unfortunate not to grab something from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu showdown. Sergio Ramos scored the winner for Real Madrid in the dying minutes of the match, with Deportivo suffering their fifth defeat on the road this season. However, seeing that Gaizka Garitano’s men outclassed Real Sociedad (5-1) in their last home game in the national championship, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match against Osasuna. Los Rojillos have been struggling in the Spanish elite division this season, and, as things stand now, they are unlikely to secure the top flight survival. In their last meeting at Estadio Municipal de Riazor Deportivo La Coruna recorded a 2-0 win over Osasuna, with Riki and Nelson Oliveira scoring for the Galician outfit.
Highlighted Player (Borges):
Celso Borges is an experienced 28-year-old central midfielder who currently plays for Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna and the Costa Rica national team. Borges was a youth prospect at Saprissa before making his making his professional debut at the age of 18. He had a very successful career winning five national championships with Saprissa. Borges later had stints at various clubs before joining Deportivo in 2015 initially on loan and then permanently. He played in the 2005 U-17 FIFA World Championships and was considered among the best players of the tournament. His youth team exploits earned him a senior team debut in 2008 after which he became a regular with the national team. Borges has already earned a total of 85 caps for Costa Rica and found the back of the net 19 times. He had a successful run with the national team in 2014 FIFA World Cup reaching the quarter-finals.
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.