Osasuna (@2.4) vs Betis (@3.1)
21-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Osasuna will win

Osasuna – Betis Match Prediction | 21-09-2019 15:00

The newcomers have been producing fine performances at the start of the 2019/2020 La Liga season and, as a result, they sit in the top half of the standings ahead of the visit of Real Betis. Thanks to Roberto Ibanezs late goal Osasuna managed to hold Real Valladolid to a draw at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorilla on Matchday 4. It is well known that Osasuna are tough to beat at home and given los Beticos poor start to the season, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Jagoba Arrasates troops.

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. Theyve since held Eibar, Valladolid and Barcelona to draws with plenty to encourage their boss Jagoba Arrasate. Osasunas solitary victory came on the opening day in not entirely deserved fashion against Leganes.

Victory over Los Verdiblancos at El Sadar would temporarily lift Jagoba Arrasates men into 2nd place ahead of the remaining weekend fixtures and that will undoubtedly spur on the hosts to get another positive result. As a result, Osasuna go into this Fridays encounter against Betis 9th in the La Liga table with six points on the board, following a win and three draws so far.

Goal Margins

Right now they are on a five-game undefeated streak, with 2 wins and 3 draws. They are continuing with the great results this season, and after 4 matches they are in 9th spot in the standings with 6 points and 4:3 goal difference. Their defence is tight, so I believe that they wont concede any goals, and considering the fact that they are in a better form than their opponents, I also believe that theyll score. In those last 5 matches, they scored 5 goals and allowed 3. Osasuna has spent 2 seasons in La Liga 2 and then made a spectacular comeback to the top flight of Spanish football.

Rafinha and youngster Carles Perez should keep their places on the flanks for this one with Antoine Griezmann expected to lead the line following his brace last time out. However that didnt stop Barca putting five past a sluggish Betis side last weekend. The Catalans will be hungry to avoid another early season slip-up having been defeated in the Basque Country already this season by Athletic. For the second week running, Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele are all likely to be missing.

This could be a good game. 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. 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.

However, their last head to head match was played 2 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Moreover, in those 23 matches, they kept a clean sheet on 17 occasions. Given also the visitors poor form I believe that its easy to see that the hosts will ultimately come out on top and grab all three points. Osasuna have improved their form drastically, and it looks like its extremely hard to beat them at home, they are undefeated in the 23 consecutive matches played at their home ground. In their last 5 H2H matches we saw different results, the host won 3 and the visitors 3 out of those 5 games.

Osasuna vs Real Betis Predictions

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This has the makings of an intriguing game with Osasuna unbeaten at home in the league in 17 months taking on the title favourites Barcelona. Clearly the Pamplona outfit havent come up against anyone on Barcas level during that long unbeaten home streak but they will be encouraged by the number of key players their opponents will have to leave behind here.