Our football match prediction:
Osasuna suffered yet another disappointing defeat in La Liga. Los Rojillos were beaten by Espanyol (0-3) in Catalonia at the weekend and, as things stand now, the Estadio El Sadar outfit will be competing in the Spanish second tier next season. The rock-bottom team are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Villarreal, but seeing that the Yellow Submarine head into Wednesday’s football match with a severely-weakened squad, we predict that the hosts will grab something from the game. Anyhow, Osasuna are likely to fight tooth and nail against Villarreal as they are nine points behind the “safe zone” in the La Liga standings. Fran Escriba’s men dropped a two-goal advantage in Sunday’s derby against Real Madrid and considering that their displays on the road leave a lot to be desired, we believe that the relegation-threatened hosts will pick up one point from Wednesday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Mario Fernandez):
Mario Fernandez is a Spanish goalkeeper who plays for Osasuna. He started his youth career in his home-town club Racing Santander and he continued playing for the club at the start of his senior career. Mario Fernandez played 48 games for Racing Santander B between 2006 and 2009 and on 6 January 2010 he made his debut for the first team. Racing Santander defeated Alcorcon 3-2 in Copa del Rey back then and he played in the return leg as well (0-0). On 4 August, 2015 Fernandez joined Osasuna, but he failed to establish himself as a first-choice goalkeeper for the El Sadar outfit in the 2015/2016 Segunda Division campaign. Mario Fernandez has three caps for Spain U19, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team. Fernandez is a 184-cm-tall goalkeeper and he wears number 1 on his shirt. His contract with Osasuna expires on 30 June, 2017. Fernandez was born on 30 April, 1988.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Vilarreal managed to reach the Primera Divison for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club couldnt manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Divison. In the last couple of years Villarreal deveped itself to a stable club in the Primera Divsiion. This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3th on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.