La Liga | CA Osasuna VS Villarreal CF; Saturday, 25 May at 20:00 GMT +8

Osasuna fans are hoping for a repeat of their 1-4 La Liga win over Atlético Madrid. In that game, Osasuna had 43% possession and 15 attempts on goal, with goals from Raul García, Aimar Oroz, and Lucas Torró. Atlético Madrid had 14 attempts at goal, with Álvaro Morata scoring for Atlético Madrid. Osasuna has seen their defense breached in six of their previous six matches, allowing 11 goals. They have not won against Villarreal in their last three league matches and at home in their last four.

Villarreal won their last La Liga tie with Real Madrid 4-4, with Alexander Sørloth scoring the game’s final goal. With 43% possession, Villarreal had 21 shots at goal, while Real Madrid had 12 attempts. Over their last six games, Villarreal has scored 15 goals, with their defenders seeing 10 goals against them.

Prior head-to-head meetings between Osasuna and Villarreal have not shown any significant difference, with Osasuna winning three games and Villarreal drawing three. The two clubs have scored an average of 2.67 goals per game. The last match was on La Liga match day 14 on 26/11/2023, with Villarreal having 45% possession and 10 shots on goal. Osasuna had 15 shots on goal and 7 on target, with Catena scoring the goal. The referee was Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea.

Osasuna manager Jagoba Arrasate will not have David García and Kike Barja due to injuries. Los Rojillos should adopt a 4-3-3 formation with various players.

Villarreal manager Marcelino García Toral has several players out of action, including Yéremy Pino and Denis Suárez. El Submarino Amarillo is likely to play in a 4-4-2 formation, with Filip Jörgensen, Kiko Femenia, Eric Bailly, Jorge Cuenca, Yerson Mosquera, Ilias Akhomach, Daniel Parejo, Gerard Moreno, Goncalo Guedes, and Alexander Sørloth.

Predicted lineups:

CA Osasuna

Goalkeeper: Sergia Herrera
Defenders: Jesús Areso, Rubén Peña, Johan Mojica, Alejandro Catena, Jorge Herrando
Midfielders: Lucas Torró, Rubén García, Pablo Ibáñez, Iker Muñoz
Forwards: Raúl García

Villarreal CF

Goalkeeper: Filip Jörgensen
Defenders: Yerson Mosquera, Jorge Cuenca, Eric Bailly, Alberto Moreno
Midfielders: Santi Comesaña, Dani Parejo, Gonçalo Guedes, Ilias Akhomach
Forwards: Gerard Moreno, Alexander Sørloth

  • CA Osasuna – 3 wins
  • Villarreal CF – 3 wins
  • Draws – —

Over all competition record

La Liga Standings

Osasuna has the potential to break Villarreal’s defense, but a single goal is unlikely to prevent a narrow 1-2 win in a competitive match.

Winning probability:

CA Osasuna – 37%

Draw – 16%

Villarreal CF – 47%

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