Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna Match Analysis & Prediction
09/01/2023 11:00 pm
Athletic Bilbao will resume their quest to break into the top four in Spain’s La Liga on Monday when they host Osasuna at San Mames Stadium.
The Basque outfit is currently fifth in the table, two points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid, while Osasuna sits ninth, boasting 23 points from their opening 15 matches.
Athletic Bilbao has won seven, drawn four, and lost four of their 15 matches this season to sit in fifth place.
Ernesto Valverde’s side is two points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid, and the picture will likely have changed by the time this match kicks off.
The Basque side played out a goalless draw with Real Betis last time, making it four points from their last two matches in Spain’s top flight.
Osasuna, meanwhile, was also in Copa del Rey action last week, recording a 2-1 victory over Gimnastic Tarragona to book their spot in the round of 16.
Los Rojillos will take on Real Betis in their next match and are only three points behind fifth-placed Athletic ahead of this match, while they sit just four points behind Atletico, who are in action against Barcelona on Sunday night.
Los Rojillos have finished 10th, 11th, and 10th in their last three La Liga seasons and suffered a 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in their final match ahead of the 2022 World Cup, meaning that their last victory in the league was away to Celta Vigo at the start of November.
Athletic Bilbao vs. Osasuna Head to head
Both sides have 23 games against each other with the hosts taking 13 wins, while the visitors with six wins, and four draws.
Athletic Bilbao Team News
Athletic Bilbao could be without Inigo Martinez and Ander Capa on Monday night, as the pair are doubts due to muscular problems.
Head coach Ernesto Valverde will make changes from the side that took to the field in the cup, with Gorka Guruzeta set to return to lead the line, and Dani García, Inaki Williams, Oscar de Marcos, and Unai Simón should also be among those to be back in the XI for this match.
Athletic Bilbao's Last 5 Matches
05/01/2023Eldense1Athletic6Copa del Rey
20/12/2022Sesato River0Athletic1La Liga
Osasuna Team News
Osasuna will be without Unai Garcia, who will serve a suspension after picking up a yellow card against Real Sociedad earlier in the season. Nacho Vidal is also an injury doubt, and the visitors are otherwise in good shape. The expected XI is similar to the one that took to the field against Real Sociedad.
Osasuna's Last 5 Matches
05/01/2023Gimnastic1Osasuna2Copa del Rey
31/12/2022Real Sociedad2Osasuna0La Liga
21/12/2022CD Anerdo1Osasuna3Copa del Rey
Athletic Bilbao vs. Osasuna: Odds and Predictions
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