Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(37) 22 Goals 33 (44)
(25) 15 Assists 20 (33)
(6.4) 6.6 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.5)
29 Average Age 26.9
183.6 Average Height (cm) 182.7
(0.7) 0.9 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(53%) 56% Aerial Duel Success 53% (51%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(0.9) 0.9 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LaLiga.

Missing Players

Osasuna
Real Sociedad
Player Reason Status Rating
Darko Brasanac Out 6.1
Kike Barja Out 6.18
Player Reason Status Rating
Martín Merquelanz Out N/A
Carlos Fernández Out 6.4

Team News

Osasuna
Real Sociedad
  • Kike Barja is a fresh injury concern for Jagoba Arrasate.
  • Osasuna could make a few tweaks in the side in an aim to try and break through on the goalscoring side of things. Ruben Pena could play in defence in an overlapping role, or the preferred 4-2-3-1 could be swapped.
  • Umar Sadiq will likely continue up front after his wonderful performance and goal in Sociedad's 2-1 victory over Sevilla last weekend.
  • Mikel Oyarzabal should return to the side following his minor injury. This could mean Barrenetxea drops into the midfield three and Martin Zubimendi is benched.

Prediction

  • Osasuna are looking to turn around a grim run of form that sees them lying only six points from the relegation zone. Sociedad, meanwhile, can fully focus on their battle for European places now that they have secured qualification to the last 16 of the Champions League, a feat they last achieved in the 2003/2004 season.
  • Mikel Oyarzabal has had two weeks rest and will be raring to go come the weekend. He has linked well with Sociedad's bolstered attack and his wing-play could allow Umar Sadiq to thrive even more up top. The Nigerian will most likely lead the line, having been rested in Europe.
  • If Osasuna are defeated it will be their fourth defeat at home in the league this season, and it could get worse after Sociedad are done with them on Saturday.
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