Our football match prediction:
Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes will host Sunday’s relegation six-pointer between Granada and Osasuna. Los Granadinos aim to bounce back from a heavy 5-0 loss to Real Madrid and this has to go down as a must-win game for the relegation-threatened team. The Andalusians failed to score in previous three matches in all competitions and they will certainly give their all in order to put an end to the negative trend. Osasuna, on the other hand, are on a three-match losing run on the road and that is the main reason why we are not tempted to put our money on the Estadio El Sadar outfit in this one. Granada defeated star-studded Sevilla on home soil in December and, taking everything into account, we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match. When the two teams met in Andalusia in Copa del Rey earlier this season Granada recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Osasuna.
Highlighted Player (David Lomban):
David Lomban was born in Aviles, Asturias on 5 June, 1987 and he began his senior career at Valencia. The 185-cm-tall defender played 37 matches for Valencia B and he made no more than three appearances for the first team. After spending the 2009/2010 season on loan at Salamanca, he joined Xerez in 2010 and two years later he signed for Barcelona B. David Lomban played just one season for the Catalan outfit in Segunda Division and then he decided to take a bigger step towards a brighter future as he joined La Liga side Elche. After making 62 appearances for the club, he signed a three-year contract with Granada on 10 August, 2015. Lomban played 31 games for los Granadinos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, but he failed to find the net for the Andalusian outfit in the top flight. David Lomban’s contract with Granada expires on 30 June, 2018. Speaking of his international career, the Granada defender has 11 caps for Spain U17 and he played one match for Spain U20 team 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.