Villarreal are one of the form sides in La Liga coming into this round of fixtures in Spain, and will be looking for a third straight win when they travel to Osasuna on Saturday. The hosts will be looking to end a two-game losing run.
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Villarreal still have every chance of finishing in a Champions League place this season, but they must maintain the form that they have shown throughout the season to this point. Their recent form has been exceptional, as they are the in-form side over the previous five domestic rounds.
The Spanish side has won four of their last five games in La Liga, but they remain three points behind Barcelona, who currently sit in the final Champions League spot. However, their goal difference could yet be a vital advantage in their favour.
Villarreal were extremely dominant in their latest outing in La Liga, as they hammered Espanyol 5-1 at home. Yeremy Pino was the star on that day, as he scored four of the five goals for the Spanish side. The other goal in the handsome win came four minutes from time by Boulaye Dia.
Osasuna look set for a battle in the middle of the league standings this season, which may give them room to breathe as they would have been worrying about getting dragged into the relegation scrap. However, it would take an almighty poor run of form to get dragged into that battle, as they are currently ten clear of the drop zone.
But, their recent form has been disappointing, as Osasuna has lost their last two games in La Liga. They have failed to score in both games, and have conceded a total of four goals. Their most recent defeat was a 1-0 loss on the road against Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Osasuna vs Villarreal Head to Head
Osasuna have a very good recent record in this fixture, as they have picked up three wins in the previous five meetings between the sides. That includes back-to-back victories against their rivals this weekend. Their latest win was a 2-1 success on the road in October.
Osasuna vs Villarreal Prediction
The recent record may favour Osasuna, but it is hard to look past the recent performances that we have seen from Villarreal. For that reason, we fancy the chances of the away side this weekend in La Liga.
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