I expect a very intense game. If we were playing a team from the south I´d be sure of our victory but Osasuna can also adapt easily to the field and weather conditions as us. As I said in the euskal selekzioa thread, the condition of San Mamés field is horrible, and well, this week it´s raining a lot so I don´t think it will improve.
So it will probably be a very fought game, not brilliant but intense, a typicall derby in winter. Osasuna has good players and a great coach, they will be very difficult to beat but I trust in our strenght playing home.
I think Athletic doesn´t beat Osasuna in San Mamés since 91-92 or so, it´s true that they´ve passed 6 years in Segunda, but well, I think it´s time to beat them. If you want more motivation, we pass Osasuna in the table if we beat them.
I vote for Athletic´s victory, but suffering a lot.
I think it will be a draw. Osasuna is doing good this season so they are difficult to beat. But still, Athletic is at home so they got a little bit of an advantage. Still, what Txupa said about the pitch is pretty important as well. I expect a hard fought battle on a tough pitch. It is going to be passionate to say the least! :fero: