Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Osasuna vs Valencia CF Match Preview


Osasuna vs Valencia - Predictions, Betting Tips & Match PreviewValencia


Date 2021-04-21 GMT+1 19:00

Valencia CF managed to break the away curse last match against Real Betis, managing a 2-2 draw, and now they have a chance to  get a win away from home. During the last match there were several players who got injured, so Correia will be out for a month, for him this season has basically ended, while Soler is doubtful and will likely not feature for this match.

Osasuna and Valencia CF are fighting for the same spots on the table, both teams have similar amount of points and if Valencia CF win today it would jump over Osasuna, anything else and we fall further behind. A win against Osasuna would actually put us temporarily in 9/10th place.

Osasuna are a team that doesn't score too many goals, but they are also solid defensively and they rely on scoring a goal and then defending their lead for most of the matches, so we are going to see them attacking, especially at home, but I actually expect a bit more counter attacks, rather than direct attacks, while they try and don't concede. 

Valencia CF is playing away, so even though we broke the curse I just don't know if the team has it in them to actually win away from home and both teams are at similar levels, so seems to me like this is most likely going to be a draw. We also have the injured Soler who is looking like will miss this match and Cillessen is back, but will likely watch this one from the reserves as he might not be fully match fit.

Stat nameValencia
36Goals lost44
29% (9)Wins26% (8)
29% (10)Draws26% (11)
39% (12)Defeats39% (12)
0.87Goals per game1.26
1.16Goals lost per game1.42
11 (35%)Clean sheets5 (16%)
7.37Corners per game9.63
3.00Corners for per game4.47
4.37Corners against per game5.17
42.30Ball possession47.60%
9.57Shots avg10.63
3.07Shots on goal avg3.63
1.77Offsides avg2.47
246.87Passes avg251.33
69.27%Completed passes75.60%

Valencia CF squad: Jaume, Piccini, Paulista, Diakhaby, Gaya; Yunus, Wass, Racic, Cheryshev; Guedes, Cutrone

Winning probability: Osasuna 30% win, 40% draw, Valencia CF 30% win

Result prediction: Osasuna 1-1 Valencia CF

Both teams are playing similar football with VCF being the higher scoring team, while Osasuna the less conceding one, similar points, in similar situations, so I expect a draw here.