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Osasuna and Celta Vigo are both looking to recover from recent losses as they face off in La Liga this Sunday afternoon.
Osasuna lost 1-0 to Barcelona on Wednesday, and Celta Vigo fell by the same score to Girona last Sunday.
In their last game, Osasuna put up a good fight against Barcelona, but a goal from Vitor Roque in the 63rd minute was the only difference, leading Barcelona to a crucial win.
This loss places Osasuna in 12th place with 26 points, having won seven games, drawn five, and lost 10 out of 22 this season.
They are three points behind Getafe and well above the relegation zone, aiming for a finish in the top half of the table.
Last season, Osasuna finished seventh and made it to the Copa del Rey final, but their performance has dipped this season.
However, they haven’t lost to Celta in their last three league encounters, including a 2-0 win in August.
Celta seemed to be improving at the end of last year and into early 2024, winning four out of six matches. But now, they’re coming into this game after three straight losses, including a league and cup defeat to Real Sociedad and a league loss to Girona.
They’re fighting relegation, sitting 17th with 17 points from 22 games, just one point above Cadiz. Their away record is poor, with only one win on the road this season.
Osasuna La Liga form:
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Celta Vigo La Liga form:
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Osasuna will be without Ruben Pena due to injury and Unai Garcia because of suspension.
There are no new signings for Osasuna, and Chimy Avila has left for Real Betis. Alejandro Catena might step in for the suspended Unai Garcia.
Celta’s Williot Swedberg is sidelined with a foot injury, and Joseph Aidoo is out with a knee issue. Jonathan Bamba is away at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Newcomer Tadeo Allende from Godoy Cruz could make his debut for Celta this Sunday.
Osasuna possible starting lineup:
Areso, Catena, D Garcia, Herrando, Mojica;
Moncayola, Torro, Oroz;
Celta Vigo possible starting lineup:
U Nunez, Starfelt, Dominguez;
Mingueza, Tapia, De la Torre, M Sanchez;
Douvikas, Aspas, Larsen
Prediction: Osasuna 2-1 Celta Vigo
Despite their struggles, Celta has quality forwards, but Osasuna has been gaining ground, with two wins and only one loss in their last four league games. We predict a home win for Osasuna, securing all three points.
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