Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Following an unlucky defeat to Almeria, Girona will be aiming to escape the relegation zone when they face Osasuna on Sunday. The Catalans had scored a late equalizer in Andalusia, but Herrera’s goal was eventually disallowed for a foul. Veteran striker Cristhian Stuani should keep his place up front after finding the net in each of the last two league fixtures, while midfielder Jesus Carvalho remains on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.
Los Rojillos, on the other hand, recorded a morale-boosting with over Espanyol on Thursday evening, with the team putting an end to their four-match winless run. Osasuna, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Girona’s party at Estadio Municipal de Montilivi. Ruben Pena is back from suspension for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Christian Stuani):
Cristhian Stuani is considered one of the best Uruguay attackers. Stuani was born on 12 October, 1986 and he began his senior career at Danubio. He impressed with the Uruguayan outfit, scoring 23 goals in 36 appearances for the club and, as a result, he became a target for a number of top European clubs.
In 2008 he signed a contract with Reggina, but he failed to impress in 17 appearances for the Italian team. After spending the 2012/2013 season on loan at Espanyol, Christian Stuani signed a permanent deal with the Catalan side in 2013. Stuani scored 12 goals in 37 league appearances for Espanyol in the 2014/2015 Primera Division campaign, but at the end of the season he moved to Middlesbrough for a reported €3 million fee.
The 186-cm-tall striker made his Uruguay debut on 14 November, 2012 in a friendly win over Poland. Stuani also represented la Celeste at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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.