When Osasuna hosts Valencia at Estadio El Sadar on Friday night, they will be attempting to climb into the top four in La Liga.
The home team is now sixth in the standings, two points behind Real Betis in fourth place, while Valencia is ninth, having amassed 10 points in their first seven games of the 2022–23 season.
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Since returning to this level, Osasuna has placed 10th, 11th, and 10th in Spain’s top division, but they did finish in the top seven in 2011–12, and they will be aiming for a possible European position this season.
With four victories, one draw, and two losses from their first six games, Los Rojillos have had a strong start to the 2022–23 season. With 13 points, they are currently in sixth place in the table, two points behind Real Betis in fourth place and only three points behind Athletic Bilbao in third.
In a successful streak, Osasuna has won seven of their last four games. They come into this match off a draw with reigning champions Real Madrid. Prior to the meeting at the Bernabeu, Los Blancos had won all nine of their games in all competitions this season, but Kike Garcia canceled out a goal from Vinicius Junior to give the visitors a share of the victory.
When the two teams last faced off, in April, Jagoba Arrasate’s team defeated Valencia 2-1, but the victory came at Mestalla, as Los Che won the equivalent matchup 4-1 last season.
Valencia, on the other hand, will also approach this game in excellent form after earning seven points over their last four games to move up the table and into ninth place.
Prior to the international break, Los Che defeated Celta Vigo 3-0 at home, and last weekend, they earned a point against Espanyol on the road.
Eray Comert’s goal in the 96th minute gave Gennaro Gattuso’s team a share of the victory over the Catalan team. Joselu and Sergi Darder had turned the game around for the home team after Gabriel Paulista had opened the scoring early in the second half.
Despite Valencia’s lack of European competition this season, the team still has a busy month of October ahead of it with league games against Elche, Sevilla, Mallorca, and Barcelona. The club will be aiming for another top-half spot this season.
Given that both teams are coming into this match in excellent form, it has all the makings of being a very exciting encounter. Valencia is certainly than capable of achieving success, but we believe Osasuna will score three more points to advance to the Champions League berths.