Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Sevilla will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Athletic Club when they host Osasuna at their Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Los Sevillanos are paying price for playing on three fronts. Julen Lopetegui’s troops have been producing fine displays in the Champions League, but they have been totally out of form in La Liga of late. Sevilla are eager to put an end to their three-game losing run, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Osasuna.
Los Rojillos, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the new La Liga campaign, and, as a result, they sit in the middle of the table ahead of the trip to Andalusia. Osasuna experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid, and they are unlikely to spoil Sevilla’s party at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Highlighted Player (Luuk de Jong):
The 26-year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is considered one of Europe’s deadliest strikers with his incredible return of goals in games he spends playing. Luuk de Jong began his football career at De Graafschap in 2008, but moved on to Twente only a year later.
The tally of 39 goals in 76 league appearances earned him a transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach, but his spell in Germany ended in disappointment. Bundesliga club attempted to revive his career by sending him out on loan to Newcastle United but his stint with the English club yielded even more disappointment and concluded in utter disaster with De Jong playing 12 games without scoring a single goal for the Magpies.
A return to Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven turned out to be a proper hit for the 26-year-old striker who has restored his scoring touch with more than 50 goals for the Boeren after less than 90 games.
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.