Match Preview: Villarreal vs Osasuna


On loan Arsenal forward Carlos Vela is in action on Sunday in La Liga with loan club CA Osasuna Pamplona against a very strong  Villarreal side in the province Castellon in a another tough battle.

Carlos Vela will start up front with Spanish striker Kike Sola or as a winger with only one striker. Carlos impressed in the last match against Atletico Madrid with a outstanding performance as he scored one goal and created one for Kike Sola.

After the brilliant performance from Osasuna against Atletico Madrid, Jose Angel Ziganda will see this game as another very important step on the way to avoid relegation for the club, if the team pick up all three points on Sunday.

Villarreal, have two former Gunners in their ranks, Robert Pires and Pascal Cygan, they are currently 3rd in the league table and of course the favourites to keep the three points at home.

Vela’s side are currently 13th with 29 points with Villarreal currently on Champions League position 3rd with 46 points so the side from coach Manuel Pellegrini is 17 points ahead of the side from the young Mexican whizkid, and firm favourites to turn over the away side on Sunday and collect all three points.

Kickoff at Estadio El Madrigal in Villarreal is on Sunday 2th of March 7pm (CET) and 6pm English time.

The Osasunistas must travel without center back Miguel Flano, Iran international Javad Nekounam and Swiss international Xavier Margairaz. Cape Verde striker Eduardo Dady is available after his suspension against Atletico Madrid.

The team will fly on Saturday from Airport Pamplona to Valencia with a charter plane. The arrival at Airport Valencia is planned at 7pm (CET). Then the team drive with the team-bus to the Hotel Villarreal Palace in Villarreal where they will check in for the night.

Hotel Villareal Palace, picture from TUI

Possible Squad

Ricardo – Azpilicueta, Cruchaga, Josetxo, Monreal – Javi Garcia, Punal, Juanfran, Plasil – Vela, Kike Sola

Subs: Elia, Javier Flano, Astudillo, Delporte, Hector Font, Dady, Portillo

The 18 man squad will be announced tomorrow by coach Jose Angel Ziganda for the trip to Villareal!

Article by – A.Zimmerman


One response to “Match Preview: Villarreal vs Osasuna

  1. Let’s hope Vela gets another goal to his account and continues his superb form for Osasuna.

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