Our match prediction:
Despite being regarded as underdogs in Wednesday’s football match against Real Madrid, Villarreal did well to share the spoils with the Spanish giants at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The Yellow Submarine extended their unbeaten run to five matches in La Liga and Fran Escriba’s troops will be looking to return to winning ways in the national championship when they host Osasuna at their Camp el Madrigal. Los Rojillos failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Espanyol on Thursday evening and we predict that the newcomers will return home empty-handed. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Nicola Sansone, who has been scoring goals for fun at the start of the season. Taking everything into account Villarreal are likely to record a routine win over Osasuna in Sunday’s La Liga clash. In previous two meetings between the two teams in the elite division the Yellows emerged triumphant.
Highligted Player (Musacchio):
Mateo Musacchio is an Argentine footballer who plays for Spanish team Villarreal as a defender. The 182-cm-tall footballer plays as a centre back and he was born in Rosario. However, his grandparents are Albanian. Musac hio began his senior career at River Plate, playing for the Argentine giants between 2006 and 2009, but he made no more than 10 appearances for los Millionarios. On August 2009 he joined Spanish club Villarreal and he has been playing for the Yellow Submarine ever since. Musacchio scored three goals in 22 appearances for Villarreal II in the 2009/2010 campaign, but he made seven appearances for the first team during the season as well. Nonetheless, he played no more than 13 games for the Yellows in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. Mateo Musacchio has 3 caps for the Argentina national team. Speaking of his honours, the Argentine defender did well to clinch the 2008 Clausura with River Plate.
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.