On Thursday, May 25, 2023 Osasuna will compete against Athletic Bilbao in the Matchday 36 of the La Liga match. Watch here, Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao live streaming, preview and how to watch it.
This is the fourth meeting between the two rivals from the Basque region in 2023. Osasuna is a team that has always been in the mid-table of La Liga since returning to Spain’s top flight in 2019. However, this season they have a great chance to break into the top seven and win tickets to European competitions. They are only three points behind Athletic Bilbao who are in seventh place, although they have to compete fiercely with Girona and Sevilla.
Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao are also ambitious to maintain their position in the top seven by beating Osasuna. Ernesto Valverde’s side have just ended a four-match winless streak by beating Celta Vigo and must continue to fight to maintain their form in La Liga.
Before hosting Bilbao, Osasuna had to swallow a 0-3 defeat to Atletico which made them drop to tenth in the standings and are now three points adrift of the visitors. However, Osasuna need not panic. Because if they can win, Jagoba Arrasate’s team will surpass Bilbao thanks to the advantage in meeting records (in the first match the two teams drew 0-0).
However, it was not easy for Osasuna to win over Bilbao in this match. In fact, in the last six times hosting Bilbao at home in La Liga, Osasuna have lost five times and won only once.
On the other hand, last week’s narrow 2-1 win over Celta Vigo at home helped Ernesto Valverde’s Bilbao snap a four-match winless run (one draw, three defeats) and still maintain hopes of playing in Europe next season. Apart from that, Bilbao is also quite tough when playing away from home this season with a record of four wins, three draws and three defeats in the last 11 matches.
For this important match, Osasuna cannot play Moi Gómez. Abde Ezzalzouli, Nacho Vidal, Brašanac due to injury. Among them, Ezzalzouli’s absence is the most unfortunate. Because the Moroccan player has scored six goals for Osasuna in La Liga in 2023 and all of them brought precious wins for the home team.
Meanwhile, if you want to get points from Bilbao, the Osasuna defenders must have a strategy to stop the most dangerous player of the opposing team – Inaki Williams. This player has contributed 13 goals for Bilbao in La Liga this season, including 10 goals and three assists.
Even more interesting, Bilbao has always won or drawn in the last 21 times I.William has scored in all competitions (17 wins, four draws). However, coach Valverde will be without Yeray Alvarez, Jon Morcillo and Inigo Martínez due to injury.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao match at El Sadar Stadium, Pamplona can be watched live streaming. La Liga 2022/2023 Matchday 36 match broadcast on ESPN+ starting 15:30 ET.
|Match||Osasuna vs. Athletic Bilbao|
|Competition||2022/2023 La Liga|
|Match day||Matchday 36|
|Venue||El Sadar Stadium, Pamplona|
|Date||Thursday, May 25, 2023|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
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5 H2H Latest Osasuna – Athletic Bilbao
- April 05, 2023 – Athletic Bilbao [1 – 1] Osasuna (Copa Del Rey)
- March 02, 2023 – Osasuna [1 – 0] Athletic Bilbao (Copa Del Rey)
- January 10, 2023 – Athletic Bilbao [0 – 0] Osasuna (La Liga)
- May 16, 2022 – Athletic Bilbao [2 – 0] Osasuna (La Liga)
- January 04, 2022 – Osasuna [1 – 3] Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
Osasuna – Last 5 Match Results
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- May 07, 2023 – Real Madrid [2 – 1] Osasuna (Copa Del Rey)
- May 13, 2023 – Osasuna [3 – 1] Almeria (La Liga)
- May 21, 2023 – Atletico Madrid [3 – 0] Osasuna (La Liga)
Athletic Bilbao – Last 5 Match Results
- April 28, 2023 – Athletic Bilbao [0 – 1] Sevilla (La Liga)
- May 02, 2023 – RDC-Mallorca [1 – 1] Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
- May 05, 2023 – Athletic Bilbao [0 – 1] Betis (La Liga)
- May 13, 2023 – Villarreal [5 – 1] Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
- May 20, 2023 – Athletic Bilbao [2 – 1] Celta Vigo (La Liga)