Cadiz vs Osasuna preview
Watch Cadiz vs Osasuna Preview, as both clubs will be clashing on a La Liga Premises at Estadio Nuevo Mirandila.
The away side will enter the contest off the back of a 3-2 success over Real Betis, while Cadiz drew 0-0 with fellow strugglers Espanyol in their last La Liga contest.
The Yellow Submarine now have back-to-back home games against Osasuna and Valencia before a very difficult trip to Atletico Madrid, but their form in front of their own supporters has been poor this term, only collecting 18 points from 15 matches, which is the third-worst record in the division.
Sergio Gonzalez‘s side are one of a number of teams involved in a relegation battle at this stage of the campaign, but a victory here has the potential to open up some serious ground on the bottom three.
Cadiz are in their third straight season at this level of football, which is their best run since the early 1990s, so it is a strong period in the club’s history after spending a number of years in the second and third tiers.
El Submarino Amarillo have struggled in their previous 29 La Liga meetings with Osasuna, though, only recording four wins, suffering 14 defeats in the process, including the last seven top-flight matches between the two sides.
Team news and Injury
Cadiz have a fairly lengthy injury list at the moment, with Anthony Lozano, Jorge Mere, Gonzalo Escalante, Brian Ocampo, Juan Cala, Jon Ander Garrido and Joseba Zaldua all on the sidelines.
The Yellow Submarine are also likely to be without the services of Fali, who was replaced in the early stages of the contest with Espanyol, which could see Victor Chust come into the side.
Ivan Alejo and Alex Fernandez are among the options for change in midfield, and it would not be a surprise to see a start for either, with head coach Sergio likely to freshen his side for this match.
As for Osasuna, Lucas Torro and Darko Brasanac remain on the sidelines through injury, but Moi Gomez is available again after serving a suspension against Real Betis.
Head coach Arrasate will need to assess the fitness of his players following Saturday’s game, but it would not be a surprise to see the same XI due to the manner of the performance.
Indeed, Budimir’s brace will see him keep his spot at centre-forward, while there will be another start in a wide position for on-loan Barcelona attacker Abde Ezzalzouli.
Cadiz vs Osasuna Head-to-head stats
The two teams have squared off 40 times across competitions since 1972. Osasuna have dominated proceedings, leading 20-7.
Cadiz are winless in nine meetings against Valencia and have suffered five consecutive defeats. They have also failed to score in six games in that period, with their last win coming in 1989. Cadiz have failed to score in three of their last four home meetings against Osasuna.
The hosts have the second-worst attacking record in La Liga this season, scoring 23 goals in 30 games. Osasuna have fared slightly better in the final third, outscoring Cadiz by five goals.
Three of Osasuna’s 11 wins in La Liga this season have come on their travels. After going unbeaten at home between October and March, Cadiz have lost two straight games
Cadiz vs Osasuna Prediction
Osasuna were brilliant against Real Betis last time out, and their overall record against Cadiz has to be taken into account when choosing a result here. We are expecting a close match, but Osasuna should be able to navigate their way to an important three points in Tuesday’s affair.