Villarreal vs. Osasuna
October 17, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -110, Under 2.5 -110
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Villarreal is welcoming Osasuna to Estadio de la Ceramica in round 9 of the Spanish LaLiga. Villarreal is waking up, they haven’t lost any of their last 5 games, but now they need to keep riding this wave. Osasuna has had a solid start to the season, and they have 3 wins in their last 4 games.
Villarreal is a great team, especially on the defensive end where they have conceded only 3 goals so far this season, but their offense must wake up fast. With 11 points, Villarreal is now in 11th place. In the Champions League, Villarreal has a draw and a loss, but they are still in a good position to advance past the group stage. In their last LaLiga game against Betis, Villarreal was dominant with 58% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 88% of the correct passes. This was the perfect game for Villarreal, they were solid defensively, they have created chances, and they have won this game 2-0. Danjuma is their leading goalscorer with 4 goals. Pino has added 3 assists. The injury list is getting shorter, and that is right on time for them to get their first win in the Champions League.
Osasuna is doing surprisingly well in this early season, and they are in 5th place with 14 points, 11 scored goals, and 11 conceded goals. Osasuna has lost only 2 games so far this season, but they haven’t lost any of their last 3 games. In their last LaLiga game against Rayo Vallecano at home, Osasuna has had 51% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 72% of the correct passes. It wasn’t a dominant performance from Osasuna, but they have deservedly won this game 1-0. Osasuna is not playing in Europe, and it seems that is giving them a nice advantage at the start of this season, but we will see if they can keep their good form or will they start slipping up soon. Torres, Kike Garcia, and David Garcia have each scored 2 goals for Osasuna so far this season. there are no injuries in Osasuna as of right now. Osasuna is proving to be a hard team to beat, and I like that because it’s nice to see some other team being close to the top of the table.
Villarreal is undefeated at home so far this season, while Osasuna has won their every game on the road so far. Both teams are in solid form, but Villarreal is better defensively. However I try to spin this, I always come back to the same conclusion, and that is the draw.