Match Preview Sevilla V Osasuna January 2013
Match Preview Sevilla V Osasuna, Sevilla coach Michel admits their La Liga clash with fellow strugglers Osasuna is a crucial one – especially for him
The freefalling Andalusian side picked up only one point from their final five matches of 2012 and they begin the new year in 14th spot, just four points above the relegation zone. That poor form has inevitably placed Michel under the spotlight and the former Spain international is well aware of the importance of Saturday’s visit of second-bottom Osasuna. “For us it’s a vital game, for the club and of course for me,” he said. “It’s a game which we need to win in the manner that we know how. It’s not right to have 19 points with such a good squad.
“That amount of points does not correspond to what we want to achieve this season. Michel has received a boost ahead of the match with star striker Alvaro Negredo having recovered from an ankle knock to take his place in 20-man squad, although new signing Miroslav Stevanovic will not be involved.
Osasuna dropped into the bottom two after earning just one point from their final three matches heading into the winter break. Prior to that run, though, Osasuna picked up eight points from four matches and it is that form that goalkeeper Andres Fernandez is hoping his side can recapture at the start of 2013. Now we need to focus on the game against Sevilla. It will be a tough match.” Match Preview Sevilla vs Osasuna January 2013
Head to Head Sevilla V Osasuna:
19 Feb 2012 : Sevilla Osasuna 2-0 (La Liga)
21 Sept 2011 : Osasuna V Sevilla 0-0 (La Liga)
12 Mei 2011 : Osasuna V Sevilla 3-2 (La Liga)
3 Jan 2011 : Sevilla Osasuna 1-0 (La Liga)
15 Feb 2010 : Sevilla V Osasuna 1-0 (La Liga)