Granada expectedly lost to Barcelona last time out in LaLiga, with a convincing 0:4 result, playing at their home stadium.
They were not in a position to match the more quality visiting side, which had a 0:4 lead after the sixty-third minute of the match. Things to be worse, they were left with a player less since the 78th minute and their chances for at least a comforting one were diminished to zero.
Granada is positioned at 7th place in the standings, being in desperate need of a three-pointer if they want to stay in the race for a European exit.
Central defender Vallejo (11/0) is suspended, with defensive midfielder Gonalons (12/0), right-backs Quini (6/0), Diaz (4/0) are doubtful.
Osasuna put up with a good fight last time out against much favored Real Madrid when they come with a 0:0 draw, back at their home.
They opted for a more defensive approach, a tactic that worked well for them due to almost frozen pitch, as they were able to keep their sheet clean, but it had to be said that the visitors were simply to uncreative with the ball to their feet, so a goalless match didn’t come as a great surprise if summarise all the impressions.
Osasuna, overly looking, is appearing poorly this season, currently being at relegation leading 19th place, having only twelve points out of seventeen matches.
Defensive midfielder Torro (6/0) is doubtful, with goalkeeper Martinez (3/0), midfielder Brasanac (5/1), and forward Lopez (9/1) being out injured.
Value is with the home team
Granada is currently on a mini two-matches losing streak, but they have a great chance to bounce back here. Winless momentum of the visitors will certainly come in handy, as it definitely left some consequences on their morale, and in my opinion, now is the perfect timing for the hosts to come and do what everyone expects. Judging by Osasuna’s appearances throughout this season, it’s difficult to see them walking away completely satisfied.