Osasuna vs Getafe: Prediction, Team News, Lineups

On Sunday afternoon, Osasuna will be playing home to Getafe, and they will be hoping for the win that would solidify their position as one of the top four teams in the La Liga rankings.

Despite picking up their first victory of the year in their most recent outing, the away team is now in the zone for being relegated. This stands in stark contrast to the situation with the home team.

Match Preview: Osasuna vs Getafe

Osasuna entered the current season with low expectations after finishing the previous one with a six-game losing streak. No longer is this the case, as Jagoba Arrasate’s squad has amassed 12 points in their first five games, losing only at Real Betis by a solitary goal.

Osasuna has not scored more than twice in a game, yet they have only allowed three goals in 450 minutes of play in Spain’s top division. Chimy Avila scored his third goal of the season in Los Rojillos’ most recent match, a 1-0 win against division newcomers Almeria.

However, following the international break, they will go to Real Madrid and Villarreal, so Sunday’s match is crucial if they want to stay in striking distance of last season’s champions and Barcelona.

Since beating Preston North End 1-0 on July 12, Getafe had gone nine games without a win (including friendlies), which was not ideal before playing tough opponents like Real Sociedad.

Quique Sanchez Flores’s squad responded well to the pressure after suffering a 5-1 defeat at Valencia in their last game, and they were rewarded with their first league win of the season.

Despite being outshot, Getafe prevailed 2-1 thanks to goals from Enes Unal and Carles Alena before and after halftime. They are now just three points behind eighth-place Valencia.

Despite the fact that Sanchez Flores won’t let his team’s improved mood go to his head, the Azulones are in a better mood and want to get closer to the mid-table spots before the international break.

Team News: Osasuna vs Getafe

It is quite doubtful that Arrasate will make any changes to the Osasuna starting eleven that played a role in the victory against Almeria.

Even though Ruben Pena, Aimar Oroz, and Iker Benito are all getting closer to returning from their respective injuries, it is likely that the three will only be used as substitutes at most.

Mauro Arambarri, who was suspended for Getafe’s victory against Real Sociedad, has been reinstated to the team and is expected to play a key role in the match.

Sanchez Flores may not be willing to make changes to a squad that is now on a winning streak, despite the fact that the Uruguayan will be considered for a return in central midfield. As a result of injuries, Omar Alderete, Luis Milla, and Djene Dakonam are all questionable to play.

    • Osasuna Probable Starting Lineup: Herrera, Vidal, U.Garcia, D.Garcia, Cruz, Torro, Brasanac, Avila, R.Garcia, Gomez, Budimir.
  • The Following Players Might Start for Getafe: Soria, Suarez, Duarte, Mitrovic, Alvarez, Angileri, Alena, Algobia, Maksimovic, Unal, Mayoral.

Our Prediction: Osasuna 2-1 Getafe

After their triumph last week, Getafe will fancy their chances of upsetting the odds in this fixture. However, it is difficult to back against Osasuna right now, particularly at home, and we feel that they will edge this contest by the odd goal in three.

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