Osasuna will be taking a trip to El Sadar to face Granada for their 25th game in La Liga in what seems to bee an intriguing affair. Osasuna is currently 11th in the Spanish league with 31 points and are just two points behind 9th placed Granada. In terms of recent form, Granada is on the back of a 2-1 win over Valladolid thanks to a 96th-minute winner by Carlos Fernandez. Osasuna too is fresh from a hard-fought win away from home against Athletico Bilbao courtesy Oie Sanjurjo who scored the only goal of the match
Date- Saturday, February 23
Kick-Off- 4:30 PM (IST)
Venue- El Sadar
Unai Garcia could get the nod ahead to feature alongside Aridane at the centre-back region. Oier has returned to training and could get to be on the team sheet against Granada. Enric Gallego and Jose Arnaiz are in the line of coming in place of Adrian Lopez and Marc Cardona. Chimy Avila and Raul Navas are amongst those who miss out due to injuries.
Roberto Soldado’s suspension tenure has come to an end and could partner along with Carlos Fernandez up top. Domingos Duarte has also returned from his ban and could be made available at centre-back, while, pairing up with German Sanchez. Darwin Machis could feature on the left-wing for the away side.
OSA (Expected Playing 11)- Herrera; Estupinan, Garcia, Hernandez, Vidal; Garcia, Sanjurjo, Brasanac, Torres; Arnaiz, Gallego
GRD (Expected Playing 11)- Silva; Diaz, Sanchez, Duarte, Neva; Puertas, Gonalons, Herrera, Machis; Soldado, Fernandez
Roberto Torres has been one of the standouts for Osasuna. Torres has bagged four goals, six assists and has a pass accuracy of 72.5% from 1894 minutes in the league this season.
Victor Diaz has been a central figure in the defence for Granada. Diaz averages 2.2 tackles per game and has secured five assists from 23 appearances this season.
Ruben Garcia has done well in the advanced role for Osasuna. Garcia has six goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 75.8% from 1693 minutes in the league this season.
Carlos Fernandez could be pivotal in the final third for Granada. The 23-year-old has five goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 61% from 1244 minutes in the league this season.
It’s even stevens between the two clubs in the last six encounters. Osasuna and Granada have won two games each, while two games have ended on level terms.
Goalkeeper- S Herrera
Defenders- N Vidal, V Diaz (VC), D Duarte
Midfielders- R Torres (C), R Garcia, D Machis, Y Herrera
Forwards- E Gallego, A Puertas, C Fernandez
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