The Estadio El Sadar will host Osasuna taking on Almeria in the Game Week 19 of the La Liga. Almeria is still looking for their first win of the season. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes.
Osasuna vs Almeria
Game Week 19
Estadio El Sadar
4th January 2024
Osasuna Recent form
After finishing in seventh place last term, it is unlikely that Osasuna will be able to repeat that achievement this season, as they are currently nine points behind the top seven teams. Los Rojillos have been struggling to find consistency during the current campaign, as they have won five, drawn four, and lost nine of their 18 matches so far. Their most recent victory came in their previous home game against Rayo Vallecano on December 15th, but they were unable to maintain that form in their final match of 2023, suffering a 3-2 defeat in an away game against Mallorca. With four losses in their last five away games (with one draw), Osasuna will likely be looking forward to returning to the comforts of their home ground, El Sadar. In recent times, they have proven to be a tough team to beat there, with two wins, two draws, and one loss in their last five home matches. However, Osasuna boss Jagoba Arrasate will still want to see his side demonstrate a stronger attacking threat in front of their own supporters, as they have only scored eight goals in their nine home games this season.
Almeria Recent form
Almeria, who only managed to accumulate five points from their 18 league games, will be optimistic for a turnaround in their fortunes in 2024. They are currently ten points away from safety as they head into matchday 19. Despite ending the year with a loss against Barcelona, the team at the bottom of the league might find solace in the fact that they gave the reigning La Liga champions a tough challenge. They managed to equalize twice through goals from Leo Baptistao and Edgar Gonzalez before becoming victims of Sergi Roberto’s second goal in the 83rd minute, resulting in a close 3-2 defeat at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys. Although they gave a strong performance against Barcelona, this loss marked their ninth consecutive away defeat in all competitions. Almeria has been unable to secure a victory in any of their 21 league matches since their win against Mallorca in May. Their chances of ending this winless streak on Thursday may be dampened by their recent record against their upcoming opponent, with their last six meetings in both the first and second tiers resulting in defeats.
Osasuna vs Almeria Key Stats
- The upcoming match in La Liga on January 4, 2024, features CA Osasuna against Almería, with the last encounter resulting in a 0-1 win for Almería.
- Over the past seasons, in 17 meetings, CA Osasuna has won 9 matches against Almería’s 5 victories, with 3 draws between them.
- CA Osasuna’s home form has been weak, while Almería has struggled significantly in their away performances.
- Historical matches between CA Osasuna and Almería have seen an average of 2.12 goals, with a 47% occurrence of both teams scoring.
- In La Liga this season, CA Osasuna has secured an average of 1 point per home game, while Almería has managed only 0.11 points per away game.
AI Predicts Winner of Osasuna vs Almeria
We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.
“Given the historical data and recent form, CA Osasuna seems likely to win against Almería in their upcoming La Liga encounter. Osasuna has a stronger record in previous meetings, a more favorable home performance, and a comparatively better points average at home this season, indicating a potential advantage over Almería, who have struggled notably in away games in terms of points and performance.”
“Despite Almería’s historically weaker record against Osasuna (9 wins in 17 encounters) and dismal away form (0.11 PPG), Osasuna’s own poor home form (1 PPG) and recent 0-1 loss to Almería make this a tough call. Expect a low-scoring match (average 2.12 goals) with a slight chance of a draw, given both teams’ struggles. It could go either way.”
Our Experts Predict Winner of Osasuna vs Almeria
Despite facing challenges in securing victories throughout the season, Osasuna is anticipated to be the frontrunners in Thursday’s match, with high chances of clinching a win. In their previous six encounters with Almeria in the league, Los Rojillos emerged victorious, and it is foreseeable that they will uphold their impressive track record in their first game of 2024.
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