Villarreal vs Osasuna
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 2 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica.
Villarreal have been on fine form the last several match-days, and have the home advantage as well this Sunday. In addition, they have performed supremely well in prior h2h clashes, and their opponents for the day, Osasuna, are a new addition to this competition. As such, we are inclined to pick out Villarreal as the favorites.
Villarreal vs Osasuna Match Preview
Villarreal defeated Alaves on the road the last match-day, with a scoreline of 1-2. Impressively, the winner for the guests had come right at the end of the match in the 89th minute. With the victory, the team kept their incredible run active from the mid of December.
Osasuna meanwhile recorded a 2-0 win over Levante at home the prior game week. Despite their inconsistency in posting points on the board, the Osasuna offense has come through several times this season.
In fact, Osasuna have found the back of the net in 14 of their last 17 overall fixtures, and one of the games where they failed to score had been against Atletico Madrid. Keep note that the team also had scored twice or more in five of their former eight match-ups.
On the road, the team are on a scoring streak of five games, and found the back of the net twice or more in three of their former five attempts.
In the meantime, Villarreal scored twice or more in seven of their last nine overall matches, At home, they slotted goals in 18 of their previous 20 appearances, and the sole two fixtures where they failed to score were against Athletic Bilbao, and Atletico Madrid.
Moreover, the Yellow Submarines have scored just three goals fewer than that of the current toppers of the table, Real Madrid.
Villarreal vs Osasuna Head-to-head (h2h)
- Villarreal won four of the prior five encounters.
- Osasuna conceded three or more goals in four of the prior five meetings.
- 16 of the last 20 games had goals from both teams.
- Nine of the previous eleven wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Seven of the last nine encounters had goals from both teams.
Villarreal vs Osasuna Prediction
Villarreal have been one of the major teams in the competition for a very long time, and are a perennial contender for the European spots. On the other hand, Osasuna just gained promotion to this top division this last summer.
On top of that, Villarreal have the home advantage, and they had won eight of their previous nine overall matches. At home, they have lost just thrice in total since March of last year, in the process staying unbeaten against Atleti, Real etc.
Moreover, the Submarines had won four of the last five h2h clashes, and had recorded nine of the former eleven wins at this venue.
On top of that, Osasuna are on the road, are a new entrant into this competition, and have a total of four wins on the road this whole season – two of which were against teams from lower division, and the other two against the bottom-most two teams in the league. Likely, expect the hosts Villarreal to record a win this Sunday.
However, the Osasuna offense have been performing well lately. Also, 16 of the last 20 overall h2h clashes, and nine of the prior eleven at this venue had goals from both teams. Most importantly, Villarreal last kept a clean sheet against this team back in 2008 at this venue. Considering these observations, it’s logical to back the BTTS bet this Sunday.
Villarreal vs Osasuna Betting Tips
Villarreal to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10).