Sevilla have been in freefall lately, but Gregorio Manzano should be confident that he can right the ship after the winter break with the talent that he has at his disposal. The break came at just the right time for Sevilla, who will hopefully be feeling confident and refreshed after a bit of a layoff following a big dip in form. Going into the break, Osasuna posted two straight draws. Another one would help quite a bit in their campaign to avoid the drop. The teams are going with 4-4-2 setups that should match each other, with Sevilla's Luis Fabiano being the most notable omission from their lineup.
Sevilla lineup (4-4-2): Palop ; Navarro, Escuede, Alexis, Dabo ; Capel, Romaric, Zokora, Navas ; Negredo, Kanoute
Osasuna lineup (4-4-2): Ricardo ; Oier, Sergio, Flaño, Nelson ; Damia, Puñal, Vadocz, Juanfran ; Aranda, Soriano
It is also conceivable that Osasuna's lineup could take the shape of a 4-5-1 variation, almost like a Christmas tree setup with Soriano dropping into the midfield, but 4-4-2 seems more likely. We've kicked off from Seville, the game can be seen in the United States on ESPN Deportes.