Real Betis vs Osasuna
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 18th March 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Osasuna? The manager Petar Vasiljevic has a mission impossible to save his team in the top flight of Spanish football.
The safe zone is 14 points away with 11 matches left to be played until the en do the season.
The potential defeat to Real Betis would probably shut down all hopes and close the season for the visitors.
Real Betis have had a rollercoaster season full of ups and downs of their own. Victor Sanchez saw a glimmer of hope when Los Beticos took a super important away win at Malaga 1-2 at La Rosaleda.
However, just when everyone expected the team to back it up, they took only a single point from three following fixtures to stay in the bottom half of the Primera Division standings.
The solid performance against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu is certainly a good sign, though, as the team only conceded the late goal from Sergio Ramos to lose the match.
Osasuna just don’t have the quality at the back to stay competitive against the elite class teams.
The team conceded as many as 16 goals in last five league matches. The record is even worse on the road where Vasiljevic’s squad allowed at least three goals in each of last four games.
Real Betis vs Osasuna: Head to head
Real Betis took the lead in head to head encounters with Osasuna by claiming consecutive victories.
It is important to note that each of the last six H2H meetings between the two sides ended with at least three goals scored.
Los Beticos took a 1-2 victory from El Sadar in the first part of the season thanks to Felipe Gutierrez who scored the stoppage time winner.
Real Betis vs Osasuna: Prediction
This is a perfect opportunity for Real Betis to claim their first win in five matches at Benito Villamarin.
However, the 4/9 odds offered on the home win won’t make anyone rich, and this is realistically not a banker bet because Los Beticos have also been quite easy to break down lately.
Real Betis vs Osasuna: Bet Tips
We will chase the value in the 11/5 odds offered on Real Betis to win & BTTS.
Real Betis are 7/4 to score three or more goals.