Last Updated on Sep 04, 2021 03:26 PM
Venue: Estadio Ramon de Carranza, Cadiz
Two winless teams square off here as Cadiz take on Osasuna. Both Cadiz and Osasuna have drawn their opening 2 games and find themselves at 9th and 12thin the table respectively. The visitors are just 1 of 2 teams who are yet to score or concede this season while Cadiz have scored just once from open play, so a low-scoring encounter is very much on the cards. Osasuna have, however, won 5 of the last 6 games between the sides so we expect them to come out on top here.
Alvaro Negredo scored from the spot last time around against Real Betis and is their best bet for goals, with his 8 goals last season leading the team as well. He has also averaged 0.5 shots and 0.5 key passes per game.
Tomas Alarcon is a solid midfield pick here, averaging a team-leading 3.5 tackles to go with 1.5 interceptions, 1.5 shots, and 29.5 passes per game.
Alfonso Espino scored their only goal from open play this season and he also averages 1.5 tackles, 2.5 interceptions, and 1 shot per game. He is a must-have defensive pick here.
Kike Garcia will lead the line for Osasuna and while he is goalless so far after 2 appearances, he was the top scorer for Eibar with 12 goals last season in La Liga while also assisting twice.
Roberto Torres was the second-leading scorer for Osasuna last season with 7 goals and he is set to make his first start of the campaign here. He and Lucas Torro who has averaged 4.5 tackles to go with 3 interceptions per game, are good midfielder picks.
Nacho Vidal heads up an Osasuna defense that has kept clean sheets in both of their games. He has also averaged 5.5 tackles, 2.5 interceptions, 1.5 shots, and 1 key pass per game.
Kike Garcia is the biggest goal threat in this match with his 14 goal involvements last season and we back him with the armband here. He also averages a team-leading 2.5 shots to go with 1 key pass per game.
Nacho Vidal: Vidal is a decent captaincy option in this one, as he leads the team in tackles and Osasuna are yet to concede a goal this season either. They have also kept a clean sheet in 4 of the last 6 meetings between these sides.