Venue: Estadio El Sadar (Pamplona)
Osasuna have not won any of their last nine matches.
67% of Osasuna’s matches had under 2.5 goals in total.
64% of their points have been earned away.
The hosts have scored 35% of their goals after the 75th minute.
Athletic Bilbao have drawn seven of their nine away matches.
74% of their games had under 2.5 goals in total.
The visitors have kept a clean sheet in five of their last nine away matches.
76% of their goals have come at home, while 75% of Athletic Bilbao’s conceded goals were conceded at home.
Head to head
Athletic Bilbao have won seven of the last ten head-to-head meetings between both sides. Osasuna have three wins from those games (D3).
Latest Performances in all competitions
Athletic Bilbao: L-W-L-D-L
Osasuna will look to begin the new year with a win when they welcome Athletic Bilbao to Pamplona on the third of January.
The hosts come into this tie on the back of a 1-0 away defeat to Getafe. The loss brought an end to a three-game unbeaten run (D3) for Osasuna and also extended their winless run to nine matches in the league.
They are currently sitting in 13th in the league table, seven points ahead of Alaves in 17th. As such, they are not in immediate danger of relegation.
With 22 points so far this season, Osasuna have picked up seven points more than they did last season after 18 matches.
They have scored an average of 0.94 goals per game since the beginning of the season in the league.
However, their form in recent times has dropped off a bit as they have averaged 0.38 goals per game in the last eight league matches, which is 59.6% lower than their current season’s average.
Possible Osasuna starting line-ups
Sergio Herrera; Nacho Vidal, Unai Garcia, Juan Cruz, Manuel Sanchez; Jon Moncayola, Lucas Totto, Darko Brasanac; Enriqu Barja, Chimy Avila, Ruben Garcia.
Injured: Jesus Arseo, Barbero, Ante Budimir, Aridane
Doubtful: Chimy Avila, Inigo Perez
Athletic Bilbao will look to get back to winning ways they host Osasuna this Monday.
The visitors were beaten 2-1 by Real Madrid in their last outing. They entered the winter break sitting outside of the top ten, having taken 24 points this season.
That points tally so far this season is exactly the same number they had after 18 matches last season. But their total points tally in the current season is five points lower than it was two seasons ago at the same stage.
The visitors have lost four of their last eight matches in La Liga. They have been averaging 1.26 points per league game since the beginning of the season.
But over their last eight league games, their points per game value has averaged 0.75, which is 40.5% lower than their current season’s average.
They will be desperate to improve on that ratio, beginning with this first game of the year.
Possible Athletic Bilbao starting line-ups
Julen Agirrezabala; Oscar de Marcos, Yeray Alvarez, Aitor Paredes, Mikel Balenziaga; Kier Munain, Unai Vencedor, Dani Garcia, Mikel Vesga; Inaki Willimas , Ohian Sancet.
Injured: Unai Simon, Yuri Berchiche, Jokin Ezkieta, Raul Garcia, Indigo Lekue, Inigo Martinez, Peru Nolaskoain, Unai Nunez, Asier illalibre, Daniel Vivian, Pier Zarraga
Osasuna 1-1 Bilbao