Our match prediction:
It has been a nightmare start for both Osasuna and Celta in the new 2016-17 season. Enrique Martin Monreal’s men are struggling to get their foot on the ground as Osasuna suffered back-to-back defeats following an encouraging 1-1 draw at Malaga in the La Liga opener earlier in August. They failed however to use the momentum having succumbed to a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad and ending up thumped by Real Madrid 5-2 last time out. Sitting just above the dropping line, Osasuna need immediate improvement. Celta Vigo have had a similarly dreadful start. A streak of three successive La Liga defeats have been snapped with a 1-1 Europa League draw at St. Liege and Eduardo Berizzo will urge his men to build up on the positive result and try to win their first match of the season. Celta have won three of last five encounters with Osasuna but we predict they will have plenty of problems grabbing the fourth.
Highligted Player (Miguel Flano):
Miguel Flano is a centre back who plays for La Liga side Osasuna. Flano was born in Pamplona on 19 August, 1984 and he is a product of Osasuna’s youth academy. The defender made 70 appearances for Osasuna B and he made his debut for the first team on 18 September, 2004, in a 3-2 win over Real Betis. Miguel Flano played for Spain U16, U17, U19 and U23 team in the past, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team. The Spanish footballer scored his first professional goal in a 5-0 win over Real Betis on 9 June, 2007. Flano extended his contract with Osasuna on 7 June 2012 and the contract expires in 2017. It has to be noted that he won the 2005 Mediterranean Games with Spain and the 2001 European Championship with Spain U16. His twin brother Javier is a footballer as well. Miguel Flano wears number 4 on his shirt.
Highlighted Team (Celta de Vigo):
Celta de Vigo is a Spanish football club from Vigo in the Galicia region. The club was founded in 1923 after a fusion between Real Club Fortuna de Vigo and Real Vigo Sporting. From 1997 until 2003 Celta de Vigo managed to become a strong team in the Primera Division. Highlight was season 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the knock out stage of the Champions League but in the same season the team got downgraded to the Segunda Division.Celta de Vigo hosts it’s home games in the Estadio Balaidos stadium which holds a capacity of 31 8000 seats. The club colors of Celta de Vigo are baby blue and white. The club is known by the nickname Celtinas and their biggest rival is Deportivo la Coruna which is from the same region as Celta de Vigo. The biggest achievement of Celta de Vigo is winning the Intertoto cup in 2000 and reaching the final of the Copa del Rey in 1948, 1994 and 2001. Known players that wore the Celta de Vigo jersey are Jordi Cruyff, Diego Costa, Sasa Illic, Makelele, Nene and Sylvinho.