Our football match prediction:
Estadio Municipal de Butarque will host Monday’s football match between Leganes and Osasuna, the two teams who are desperate to secure the La Liga survival. As expected, Leganes were beaten by Real Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on day 11, with the team extending their losing run to four matches. The newcomers do not seem to be at the top of their game ahead of the visit of Osasuna and we are not tempted to put our money on the home team in this one. Osasuna did remarkably well to share the spoils with Athletic Bilbao at San Mames Barria in their last away game in La Liga, but they suffered an upsetting 1-0 loss to Deportivo Alaves at their Estadio El Sadar on Matchday 11. Both teams are eager to return to winning ways, but seeing that Leganes have been totally out of form of late, we predict that the visitors will pick up all three points from the match.
Highlighted Player (Martin Mantovani):
After spending his youth career at Banfield, Kimberley and Cadetes San Martin, Martin Mantovani signed for Atletico Madrid in 2006. The Argentine defender played seven games for Atletico Madrid B in the 2009/2010 season and he joined Cultural Leonesa at the end of the season. He made 32 appearances for Leonesa in the 2010/2011 season and in 2011 he moved to Atletico Baleares. Despite establishing himself as a starter at Atletico Baleares, he decided to join Oviedo in 2012. He played for los Azules in the 2012/2013 campaign and at the end of the season he was sent on loan to Leganes. After impressing with Leganes in the 2013/2014 campaign, the club chiefs decided to sign a permanent deal with the Argentine centre back. He played regularly for the club in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to Spanish elite division. Martin Mantovani was born on 11 August, 1984 in San Miguel. Mantovani’s contract with Leganes expires on 30 June, 2018.
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.