Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Valencia and Osasuna square off against each other at Estadio de Mestalla in the closing match of Saturday’s program. Los Che aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Barcelona, and a win over Osasuna could see them escape the relegation zone. All Gabriel Paulista, Marcos de Sousa, Jose Gaya, Edinson Cavani, and Jaume Domenech are out of contention with injuries for the home side.
Los Rojillos, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Celta Vigo. Osasuna aim to move closer to the Europa League berth, but seeing that the relegation-threatened hosts want this win more than the visitors, we are going to put our money on Ruben Baraja’s men. There are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Valencia, but midfielder Ruben Pena has yet to overcome a leg injury.
Highlighted Player (Justin Kluivert):
The son of the famous Patrick Kluivert, Justin, started his career at the same club as his father, AFC Ajax, alongside his brother Quincy Kluivert, who is currently without club. His second brother Ruben is also a football player at FC Utrecht. Justin Kluivert is following the footsteps of his famous father.
He made his first appearance for Jong Ajax in Eerste Divisie on September 2016 and four months later, in January 2017, he appeared in Ajax senior squad against PEC Zwolle. Soon after that, Kluivert netted his first goal against Excelsior, on 19th March 2017, ten years and one day after his father’s last career goal.
During his spell at Ajax, the left-winger, who can also play on the right flank, recorded 44 appearances, with 12 goals and 9 assists on his tally in the Eredivisie. Serie A giants Roma signed the Dutch teenager for a fee of €17.2 million on July 1st 2018. He made his debut for the Netherlands national team on 26th March 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.