Osasuna vs Real Betis Match Preview & Prediction

Osasuna vs Mallorca Match Preview & Prediction

Osasuna vs Real Betis predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the hosts aim to extend their unbeaten start to the season.

Osasuna vs Real Betis Betting Tips

Osasuna vs Real Betis Preview

This weekend’s opening game should be a pretty even one as a talented Betis side makes the long trip to Pamplona to take on unbeaten Osasuna. The newly promoted side have made an assured start to life at this level with one victory and three draws to their name. They would rise all the way up to 2nd place were they to win this match while Betis would climb at least seven places should they emerge victorious.

Osasuna’s solitary victory came on the  opening day in not entirely deserved fashion against Leganes. They’ve since held Eibar, Valladolid and Barcelona to draws with plenty to encourage their boss Jagoba Arrasate. They were an unstoppable force at home in the Segunda Division last season and they will be hungry to get that first win of the season at El Sadar and this match certainly offers them a chance.

Betis are starting to find their feet under Rubi though with 4 points from their last 2 matches. That’s all they’ve managed for the season so far but they’ve really not been helped by being reduced to 10 men in the opening half hour of each of their home matches to date. They did well to get a point out of their game with Getafe last time out given that they finished the game with only nine players as Loren Moron and William Carvalho saw red.

The suspension of Moron may actually be something of a blessing in disguise. He started the season in fine form with new signing Borja Iglesias still struggling with a knock. That presented Rubi with something of a selection dilemma but he can now focus on fielding what he would have always perceived to be his strongest attacking unit. They will take on an Osasuna side that should feature few if any changes following their bright start.

Osasuna vs Real Betis Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-2 Draw

This could be a good game. Betis have real quality in attack with Fekir and Iglesias up top and they will come looking for three points which should open things up a bit. Osasuna have proved they are no slouches though and with the Pamplona outfit unbeaten in 25 home league games, they will fancy they can get a result but they may have to settle for a draw again.

Osasuna vs Real Betis H2H

  • Last 6 competitive meetings: 3 Betis Wins, 3 Osasuna Wins.
  • Betis have won all of the last 3 meetings between the clubs.
  • They claimed 2-0 and 2-1 victories the last time both sides were in La Liga (2016/17).
  • Osasuna have won 3 of their last 5 home games against Betis though.

Check out all our La Liga predictions for this weekend.

Predicted Line Ups

Osasuna Team:

Martinez – Estupinan, Hernandez, Garcia, Vidal – Garcia, Oier, Merida, Torres – Brandon, Avila (4-4-2)

Betis Team:

Robles – Pedraza, Sidnei, Mandi, Emerson – Garcia, Guardado – Joaquin, Fekir, Canales – Iglesias (4-2-3-1)

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at) hotmail.co.uk

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