La Liga week 31 preview: Osasuna vs Alavés 

La Liga week 31 preview: Osasuna vs Alavés 

Two Basque Country-based clubs face each other in this week’s La Liga as Club Atlético Osasuna host Deportivo Alavés on April 10. Survival is at stake for the bottom-of-the-table visitors, while Osasuna is playing for pride and would like to sweep this league matchup for this season. 


CA Osasuna is currently in the middle of the pack with 38 points. The only thing consistent with their form right now is that they have been trading wins and losses for almost two months now. Their last assignment was a 1-4 defeat to Real Betis. 

Meanwhile, Alavés have only compiled 22 points in 30 league matches. Due to an inferior tiebreaker, they are in last place despite having the same number of points as Levante. They lost to Atlético Madrid, 1-4, on week 30. 


Los Rojillos won their two most recent matches at El Sadar. Curiously, El Glorioso last won on the road in a friendly held on January 27 against the same club they would be facing this weekend. In official matches though, it was Osasuna that prevailed in their first La Liga meeting. 

Recent form (last five matches) 


Lost to Real Betis, 1-4 

Defeated Levante, 3-1 

Lost to Barcelona, 0-4 

Defeated Villareal, 1-0 

Lost to Real Sociedad, 0-1 


Lost to Atlético Madrid, 1-4 

Lost to Bordeaux, 1-2 

Lost to Granada, 2-3 

Lost to Real Sociedad, 0-1 

Drew with Sevilla, 0-0 


The low-hanging fruit option in this encounter is Osasuna winning. Either side barely hit the back of the net in their latest fixtures; going for over 1.5 goals or under 2.5 goals are both safe bets. 


Osasuna winning 

Under 2.5 goals