Stadium: Estadio El Sadar (Pamplona)
Referee: Alejandro Muniz
In the 26th round of the Spanish La Liga, Osasuna will face Villarreal. The opponents can be called direct competitors for a place in the European competitions, and the bookmakers are on the side of Villarreal in the pair, although the Yellow has a 3-match unbeaten streak.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
After a crucial victory over Athletic in the first leg of the Spanish Cup semi-final, the Pamplona side drew 0:0 with Celta and lost 0:1 to Valencia in La Liga. Before the start of the 26th round, Osasuna is in the 9th position in the standings of the Spanish championship with 34 points. The gap between Villarreal and their future rival is equal to four points, i.e., the Pampelonne side still has a chance to represent Spain in the European Cup next season through the championship. Although it is evident that the Cup is now closer to Osasuna because the Pamplona side is one step away from making it to the final of the second most important tournament in Spanish football.
Villarreal hasn't won since the match against Almeria on March 4. Since then, the Yellows dropped out of the Conference League, losing against Anderlecht; in the championship, they drew with Betis 1:1, and before that, Villarreal beat Almeria and Getafe. Villarreal is sixth in the league table with 38 points, seven points less than Real Sociedad in the Champions League competitions. Villarreal's away statistics are only eighth in the division, +4=3-6, 12:14 goal difference.
Expert Betting Tips
Osasuna will try not to lose the upcoming home match. The Spanish Cup is their priority for the Pamplona side. Still, winning the second most important tournament is not guaranteed, especially since their opponent in the decisive match will be FC Barcelona or Real Madrid. This means that Osasuna, if they want to play in the European competitions next season, must not lose the upcoming match. We bet that Osasuna will score points in the forthcoming game. We won't be surprised if Sunday's match ends in a draw.
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