Osasuna vs Athletic Club is one of the highlight matches for week two of the La Liga EA SPORTS. Here is a quick reminder that the top division of the Spanish football league had a name change.
It was a poor start to the season for Athletic Bilbao when they hosted Real Madrid last week. The Basque crumbled before the introspection by Los Merengues at San Mames.
They had hoped to start the season with a bang, but things didn’t work out as planned. They lost 2-0.
They can put their season on track when they travel for Osasuna vs Athletic Club. However, they will have a stiff challenge in Osasuna, who seems to be in form.
Los Rojillos wants to make it, back-to-back wins at the start of the 2023-24 La Liga campaign.
Osasuna opened their campaign last week with a 2-0 away win to Celta Vigo. Los Rojillos had an impressive 2022-23 La Liga campaign, finishing seventh to pick Europa Conference League. Despite an initial suspension of the side, they are back in the playoffs.
Ahead of the Osasuna vs Athletic Club game, it is worth knowing that Osasuna made four signings this summer and coach Jagoba Arrasate has a full side at his disposal. The arrival of Raul Garcia, Alejandro Garcia, Jose Manuel Arnaiz and Johan Mojica has boosted the squad despite reports of more incomings.
Athletic Bilbao has only seen the arrival of experienced midfielder Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta from Mallorca, while Javier Marton has arrived from Real Sociedad B.
Athletic Bilbao can no longer count on the experience of centre-back Inigo Martinez, but the fortunes of their attack rest solely on the duo of Nico Williams and Inaki Williams. The Ghanaian brothers have a massive responsibility on their shoulders.
When they strut onto the pitch for the Osasuna vs Athletic Club game, they should know that the goals must start coming to put their season on track.
Osasuna vs Athletic Club probable lineups
Defenders: Pena, Catena, D Garcia, Mojica
Midfielders: Moncayola, Torro, Oroz
Forwards: R Garcia, Budimir, Gomez
Defenders: De Marcos, Vivian, Paredes, Lekue
Midfielders: Ruiz de Galarreta, Vesga, N Williams, Sancet, Berenguer
Forwards: Inaki Williams
Osasuna vs Athletic Club confirmed lineups
*Confirmed lineups will be updated when they're released.
Osasuna vs Athletic Club prediction
Osasuna to win
The last two outings between both sides leave Osasuna having an edge over Athletic. The last time Osasuna lost at home to the Basque side came in January 2022. Since that loss, Osasuna has enjoyed two wins and two draws against Bilbao.
Osasuna recent form
Osasuna also finished last season in tepid form. They lost the Copa del Rey final to Real Madrid. Their final games in the league yielded three wins and two losses. The Osasuna vs Athletic Club tie will see Los Rojillos fancying their chances.
Osasuna won two games and drew the other at San Mames when they played against Athletic Bilbao last season.
Athletic Bilbao recent form
Athletic Bilbao finished last season in eighth place, two points behind seventh-placed Osasuna. Their last five games of the season yielded poor results as they recorded three losses, one win and a draw. They finished last season with a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu and started this season against the same opposition with a loss.
Their only victory in the period was a 2-1 win against Celta Vigo.
Osasuna vs Athletic Club – Where to watch in Ghana
The sports media giants have the rights to La Liga matches in Sub-Saharan Africa and will air the Osasuna vs Athletic Club on its La Liga channel.
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