Osasuna host Levante, who are this season’s draw specialists, in search of only their second win of the campaign. Javi Gracia’s side earned many admirers for their performance at the Vicente Calderón last time out, and will seek to remain at that level in order to move up the table.
The home side will be without Miguel Flaño, Roberto Torres, Nino, Jon Echaide and Raoul Loé, whilst Miguel de las Cuevas and Álvaro Cejudo return to the squad after overcoming injury problems.
Talking about the match, the side from Navarra’s coach said: "Every game is vital, and that’s the attitude we have. Above all those at home, especially as we didn’t get any points from our last game, which was away". Having worked under Joaquín Caparrós at Villarreal CF, one would expect Gracia to know what to expect when his old boss comes to town.
The visitors have a squad of 17 players for the game against Osasuna, including the in-form Senegalese striker Babacar Diawara who scored in the draw against Real Valladolid CF. "We have to compete, we have to live the 90 minutes on a tight pitch against a side who pressure you a lot", Caparrós said.