Osasuna vs Gimnastic Tarragona
Spain – Segunda Division
Date: Thursday, 18 January 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Estadio El Sadar (Pamplona).
Osasuna came on the brink of the playoffs zone after clinching three wins on the trot and they will have a nice opportunity for the continuation of such spell of form on Thursday evening when they host the bottom-half Gimnastic Tarragona side at El Sadar.
The Maroons haave had a dismal campaign so far in the season, but their form has also seen somewhat of a rise in the most recent outings. Gimnastic took four points from last two league outings which is a fairly impressive return given they’ve played the likes of Rayo Vallecano and Almeria on the road.
Nonetheless, the manager Antonio Rodriguez will want to see such form being transferred to the home pitch where Tarragona have lost three of last four matches in Segunda Division. The visitors generally play attractive football with a decent attacking duo who has combined the total of 13 goals so far in the season (Maikel Mesa and Manu Barreiro).
Their defensive record is, however, one of the worst in the league revealing plenty of holes to be exploited by top quality attackers. Osasuna have been pretty efficient up front lately and they have bagged at last two goals in four of last five games at El Sadar.
Osasuna vs Gimnastic Tarragona: Head-to-head
The head to head tie entirely favours Osasuna who have won four, drawn one and lost one of six H2H matches with the Maroons.
The hosts have bagged three goals in each of back-to-back wins over Gimnastic in last two clashes.
Four of last five head to head games have seen both teams on target.
Osasuna vs Gimnastic Tarragona: Prediction
Four of last five matches Osasuna played landed the BTTS pick which makes Osasuna to win & BTTS the stand-out bet at the odds of 4.33 here.
The hosts should not have troubles maintaining the hot run of form and score at least two goals past one of the weakest defensive lines in the competition.
Osasuna vs Gimnastic Tarragona: Bet Tips
Osasuna Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90
Osasuna to win & BTTS @ 4.33