Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Estadio El Sadar pits together Osasuna and Deportivo Alaves, the two teams with exactly the same ambitions in the 2016/2017 La Liga campaign. Both sides aim to secure the top flight survival, but they are on a very difficult quest. Osasuna sit in the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Alaves, but they gave fans some cheer at the weekend as they managed to pick up one point from Sunday’s clash against Athletic Bilbao. The newcomers, on the other hand, have been slipping down the standings week by week and they head into the Estadio El Sadar clash following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Real Sociedad and Real Madrid. It has been ten years since Osasuna and Alaves last met in the Spanish elite division. Back then los Rojillos emerged triumphant, but seeing that the two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, we predict that they are going to share the spoils this time out.
Highlighted Player (Roberto Torres):
After scoring 23 goals in 132 appearances for Osasuna B, Roberto Torres made his first-team debut on 11 December 2011. He came as a substitute in a 1-1 draw with Malaga, but he played no more than two league games for los Rojillos in the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign. However, he was making progress year by year and he made 42 appearances for Osasuna in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign. Roberto Torres is one of the players who helped the team secure promotion to Primera Division and it has to be noted that the midfielder scored 12 goals in the 2015/2016 season. Roberto Torres’ contract with Osasuna expires in 2018. The 178-cm-tall player was born in Pamplona, on 7 March, 1989. His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well. He scored his first goal in Primera Division in a 2-4 loss to Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 campaign.
Highlighted Team (Alaves):
Alaves are a Spanish football club located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava. The club were founded in 1921 and they play their home games at Estadio Mendizorrotza. The capacity of the stadium is 19,840 and it has to be noted that it is the third oldest stadium in Spanish football. After spending several years in the Spanish Segunda Division, los Babazorros returned to the top flight in 2016. The colour of Alaves’ home kit is blue and white and the club’s local rivals are fellow Basque sides Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Osasuna and Eibar. Alaves made it to the UEFA CUP final in 2001, but they were beaten by Liverpool 5-4 in a thrilling football clash. Anyhow, that is still regarded as the club’s biggest success. Los Babazorros booked their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on four occasions and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy.