On Sunday afternoon, Villarreal and Osasuna clash at the Estadio de la Ceramica as both teams look to kick-start their La Liga campaigns.Villarreal form guide
The Yellow Submarine’s recent poor league form continued last time out, as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Atletico Madrid. The loss means that Marcelino’s team has won just one of their previous eight games in La Liga.
The poor run of league form includes losing three of their last five matches in the Spanish top flight. One of Villarreal’s main issues of late has been in defence, as they have conceded at least two goals in four of their previous five league games.
Villarreal’s recent home form in La Liga has been poor, as a record of one win in their last eight league outings illustrates. A 3-2 defeat against Athletic Club last time out was their fifth in the previous seven matches in the Spanish top-flight.Osasuna form guide
The team from Pamplona are in 12th place in the Spanish top-flight table, just a point ahead of their hosts in the table. Like their hosts, Osasuna are on a poor run of form, as they have won just one of their previous five games in La Liga, having lost three of their last five games.
The visitors have struggled for victories on their travels in the Spanish top-flight, losing three of their last four outings in La Liga.
A poor defensive record has been the main factor in the poor recent results on their travels, as they have conceded at least two goals in five of their previous eight away games, contributing to six of the eight games producing over 2.5 goals.What am I backing?
Both teams need a victory but look low on confidence. I can see this being a close game, which is why I am backing the draw.