Osasuna will be looking to bounce back from the heavy defeat they suffered at the hands of Real Madrid prior to the international break, when they host Granada on Friday night (20:00) at Estadio El Sadar.
The hosts currently occupy 10th place in the standings, while Granada are positioned in 19th place, having accumulated just six points in their first nine matches.
Osasuna will be missing three key first-team players due to injuries, namely Johan Mojica, Moi Gomez, and Unai Garcia.
As for the visitors, Victor Diaz and Raul Fernandez are still sidelined and unavailable for selection due to knee and finger injuries, respectively. Fortunately, Granada did not encounter any new injury concerns in their match against Barcelona, so a similar starting XI could be fielded here.
Osasuna are favourites for the match at 4/5, while Granada are 7/2 to claim the three points. The draw is priced up at 13/5, and both teams have struggled for clean sheets this season, so both teams to score is 4/5.
Draw and both teams to score (yes) @ 18/5
As mentioned above, both sides have struggled to keep clean sheets this season – Granada have shipped 23 goals in nine La Liga games and Osasuna have conceded nine.
Goals haven’t been a problem for either team, however, and the visitors have only failed to score in two of their outings – while Osasuna average exactly a goal per-game so both teams to find the net here appeals.
Granada have shared the spoils with their opponents in their last three league matches, while Osasuna are yet to win a game at home this term so I’m backing the draw.
Ezequiel Avila to score anytime @ 8/5
Osasuna’s Ezequiel ‘Chimy’ Avila has two goals in nine games across all competitions for the hosts and can add to his account here.
He should come back into the starting side after featuring from the bench in the defeat to Real Madrid before the international break.
The 29-year-old managed to score eight goals in La Liga last year, and with Granada’s defensive issues, he’ll fancy his chances of netting.