CA Osasuna host Real Betis at El Sadar Stadium on Friday night as Enrique Monreal’s men hope to build upon last weekend’s exhilarating away win to SD Eibar.
CA Osasuna Betting News
CA Osasuna picked up a much needed victory last time out against SD Eibar. Monreal’s men travelled to the Basque country without a win in their prior seven La Liga matches. However, the Pamplona based club ran out 3-2 winners on the day. Despite that, Osasuna remain 19th in the table.
Notably, Osasuna have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven matches in La Liga, while they have also seen over 2.5 goals in their last five matches against Real Betis in all competitions. With regard to team news for Monreal’s side Didier Digard should be fit to feature in midfield after sustaining a minor calf complaint.
Furthermore, Sergio Leon will be looking to continue his sharp form up front, and could potentially be joined by Oriol Riera.
Real Betis Betting News
Real Betis meanwhile go into Friday’s clash on the back of a 6-1 thumping at home to Real Madrid, which was a consecutive La Liga loss for the Sevilla based club. Betis now sit 16th in the table, having accrued a meagre eight points from eight La Liga matches so far this season.
Betis manager Gus Poyet is expected to select Jonas Martin, who could feature in the middle of midfield after recovering from an ankle knock. Poyet may revert to a 4-4-2 system, which would see Joaquin and Charly Musonda probably given opportunities to threaten from out wide.
Elsewhere, Alex Alegria needs to find the back of the net soon, or risk seeing his first-team chances die down, as Betis need points and fast.
CA Osasuna vs Real Betis Match Prediction
Friday’s clash is a vital opportunity for Osasuna to put back to back wins together for the first time this season. A victory over Betis would see them leapfrog their opponents in the table.
However, their defensive record this season – and against Betis – remains notably porous. With that, a score draw here is the likely outcome and an intriguing bet for punters.