Almería and Osasuna will open the curtain on matchday 32 of the Liga BBVA in a match foreshadowed by the return of the current Los Rojillos manager, Javi Garcia, to the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos. With safety in the division to play for, both sides will be fighting it out for all three of the valuable points on offer.
Hans Martínez, Sebastián Dubarbier and Marco Torsiglieri will all miss this encounter for the home side, while José Antonio 'Verza' joins back up with the squad. "We will both be fighting with the same weapons. We have to counteract their strong points and make the most of the chances we have to inflict damage", Francisco Rodríguez said in his pre-match press conference.
Meanwhile, the Pamplona side, which has not won in the last six matches, will be without Emiliano Armenteros, Lolo and Jordan Lotiès. "We don't want to let any more opportunities go to waste, we need to make the most of this encounter to reach 33 points and slowly make our way to safety", Javi Gracia stated ahead of Friday's match.