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Osasuna and Athletic start again

New Year New Life. Athletic starts its competitive journey in 2022 with the always complicated visit to El Sadar. The lions come to this event against Osasuna with casualties, starting with that of their coach Marcelino, and the need to add to avoid being overtaken in the table by their rival on duty and to win to get further away from the European ointment. The clash starts at 9 pm with the arbitration of Ortiz Arias, of the Madrid Committee, with Medié Jiménez, of the Catalan Committee, in the VAR.

Both teams face this challenge with losses due to positives from COVID in addition to other physical issues. On the Navarrese side; Former rojiblanco Iñigo Pérez, Chimy Ávila, Darko, Barbero and Manu Sánchez have been affected by the pandemic, although not all of them are still ruled out for this appointment, while the former puppy Areso continues to be absent and Aridane, with physical problems in the last days, are discarded.

(+) The data of the Osasuna -Athletic


The data of the Osasuna – Athletic

The list of those affected by the Athletic coronavirus is broader. Raúl García, Nuñez, Lekue, Villalibre, Zarraga and Mr. Marcelino are currently quarantined in their respective homes. Vivian and Yuri, meanwhile, have long been away from match dynamics given their respective long-term injuries. We will have to wait until the last minute, in any case, to see if the list of casualties due to infections increases or not on both sides.

Bad at home, regular out

El Sadar is not being a fortress for Osasuna so far in the League. The rojillos, with a total of 8 points at home, have only been able to win one of the nine games they have played at home: 1-0 against Rayo de Iraola. The rest of the results are counted by three defeats (against Valencia, Betis and Real) and five draws (against Espanyol, Celta, Granada, Elche and Barça). The achievements of the Navarrese in their own field is also clarifying: 7 goals in favor and 13 against.

Osasuna and Athletic meet today in El Sadar

Osasuna and Athletic meet today in El Sadar


Athletic are not doing particularly well with their league moves either. The lions, it is true, have only lost in one of their nine outings (1-0 at the Bernabeú), but they have only won in another (0-1 at Balaídos) of the remaining eight. His seven draws away from San Mamés (against Elche, Atlético, Valencia, Espanyol, Real, Levante and Getafe) result in a record of 3 goals in favor and as many against.

The clash tonight in El Sadar, therefore, appears a priori extremely equal. Whoever scores first, given the league history on both sides, will have a lot of winnings. 2022 starts for the lions.

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