10 September 2021, 15:37 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The Spanish La Liga fixture, CA Osasuna vs. Valencia C.F. kicks off at 15:15 (GMT+1) on Sunday, September 12 at El Sadar.
Preview Osasuna La Liga, Sep 12, 2021
Preview CA Osasuna utilized the international break to take part in a club-friendly match against Numancia which ended in a 1-1 draw. Before the club-friendly, Osasuna picked up a 3-2 win in the five-goal thriller against Cadiz CF at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla on Matchday 3. In a game plagued by penalties, Cadiz established the lead through Alex Fernandez (16') but Kike (60' P.) found the leveler for Osasuna from the penalty spot on the hour-mark after the VAR spotted a hand-ball. Six minutes after Kike's goal, Fernandez (66' P.) returned for the brace. Fernandez had the goalkeeper diving the wrong way from the penalty spot after a handball was spotted by the VAR once again. However, Roberto Torres (90+1' P.) equalized in the same fashion after another handball was spotted in the box. It appeared both sides would share the spoils but a goal from David Garcia (90+5') saw Osasuna snatch the win deep into stoppage time. Los Rojillos are in 8th place with 5 points after 1W, 2D, & 0L while having a form that reads: DDW. Manager Jagoba Arrasate has a 44%-win rate with the club and will be on the hunt to improve that figure on Sunday. A 4—5—1 formation is expected with Kike Garcia at the top of the design. Jagoba Arrasate appears to have a fully fit squad ahead of this Matchday 4 fixture.
Preview Valencia La Liga, Sep 12, 2021
Preview Meanwhile, Valencia will be coming off the 3-0 win over Alaves on Matchday 3 at the Mestalla Stadium. Valencia started on the front foot and established a lead in the opening minutes through Daniel Wass (3'). It was the first goal from open play for the Bats since the start of the new season. Valencia could have gone two goals up, but Maxi Gomez headed above the crossbar despite being a few yards from goal. Carlos Soler (45') doubled Valencia's lead at the stroke of half-time with his third goal in as many games before Goncalo Guedes (60') wrapped up the three points with a fine effort from close range. The comfortable three-goal win leaves the Bats in 3rd place and unbeaten in three games: 2W, 1D & 0L: WDW. On Matchday 4, José Bordalás could use a 4—4—2 formation against Osasuna, with Maxi Gomez and Gonçalo Guedes leading the attack. Valencia have no reported injuries ahead of this Sunday fixture.