Despite a win over Valencia in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, the Galician side have drawn three consecutive Primera División games, including last weekend’s 0-0 draw away to Zaragoza. They have scored just two goals in their last four league games.
Osasuna, meanwhile, kept Real Madrid from going top of the table a week ago with a 0-0 draw at home. They sit, however, just 13th in the table on 17 points – four above the relegation zone. They were also beaten 2-1 by second-division leaders Hércules in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.
Juca has been out of action recently and could see limited playing time on Sunday, but striker Riki is guaranteed to miss out after being injured in the Copa del Rey match. Lassad Nouioui and Alberto Lopo are also doubts for the match on Sunady.
As for Osasuna, it appears that a fairly full-strength squad available for the match on Sunday. Only Oier Maté and Sergio Fernández should be guaranteed to miss out before the start of the match.
Deportivo should be eager to try to regain their winning form, so expect nothing less than an all-out performance from Miguel Ángel Lotina’s men on Sunday. (SW/MG/rex)