SEV vs OSA Match Preview: Sevilla will be taking on Osasuna for their 26th fixture in La Liga as they look to make way into the top four provided they win on Sunday. Sevilla is currently on level terms with Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad with 43 points who are at third and fourth respectively. Maximum points would be massive for Julen Lopetegui in the context of the Spanish League. Osasuna on the other end couldn’t capitalise on their 1-0 won against Athletic Bilbao, as they ended up losing 3-0 to Granada. With two wins and three defeats in the last five games, Osasuna is currently 12th in the league with 31 points.
Date- Sunday, March 1
Kick-Off- 4:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
Joan Jordan is undergoing suspension for the hosts and misses out the upcoming fixture. Nemanja Gudelj could feature in central midfield along with Fernando and Ever Banega. Suso sustained a knock recently, which could make way for Nolito and Lucas Ocampos to play out wide for their side.
Nacho Vidal is banned for the away side, with Facundo Roncaglia likely to fit in at the right-back position. A midfield three of Inigo Perez, Sanjuro and Brasanac likely to be in the starting lineup, since Jon Moncayola is ruled out due to an ankle injury. Roberto Torres should be made available on the right in the advanced role.
SEV (Expected Playing 11)- Vaclik; Reguilon, Carlos, Kounde, Navas; Gudelj, Fernando; Nolito, Banega, Ocampos; Jong
OSA (Expected Playing 11)- Herrera; Roncaglia, Hernandez, Garcia, Estupinan; Brasanac, Sanjurjo, Perez; Torres, Gallego, Garcia
Lucas Ocampos has been one of the mainstays in midfield for Sevilla. The 25-year-old has eight goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 77.3% from 1746 minutes in the league this season.
Ruben Garcia can pack a punch while playing up front for Osasuna. Garcia has six goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 75.4% from 22 appearances in the league this season.
Ever Banega has also been a vital cog in Sevilla’s lineup. The 31-year-old has two goals, six assists and a pass accuracy of 86.6% from 1767 minutes in the league this season.
Roberto Torres has been impactful in the attacking midfield role. Torres has bagged four goals and has six assists from 24 appearances for Osasuna this season.
Goalkeeper- S Herrera
Defenders- D Carlos, J Navas, P Estupian, F Roncaglia
Midfielders- E Banega, R Torres, R Garcia (VC)
Forwards- L d Jong, L Ocampos (C), E Gallego
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