Osasuna vs Real Betis Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips

Osasuna vs Real Betis Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips | La Liga

Osasuna vs Real Betis Preview

  • Date – Sunday, May 05
  • Kick-off Time – 1:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – El Sadar

Osasuna will host in-form Real Betis in a crucial weekend clash in La Liga on Sunday, May 05 at Estadio El Sadar. Both sides are determined to secure a European spot this season, with this game potentially being a must-win for Manuel Pellegrini’s side to affirm their status in the European competitions.

The hosts will enter this game on the back of a 3-0 loss at the hands of Granada and have lost five of their last six games in the Spanish top-flight, recording only one win in the process. Jagoba Arrasate’s side have won 11, drawn six and lost 16 of their 33 league games this season to collect 39 points, which has left them in the 11th spot in the table.

Real Betis are sitting at 7th in the league table and are coming off a 1-1 draw with Sevilla in the Seville derby. Real Betis have posted back-to-back wins prior to the derby and The Green and Whites are currently seventh in the table. A sixth-spot finish for Manuel Pelligrini’s side seems more plausible in the last remaining five games of this season. The reverse fixture earlier this season ended in a 2-1 win for Real Betis.

Osasuna vs Real Betis Team News

Osasuna vs Real Betis
Osasuna players (Getty Images)

Osasuna will be without Johan Mojica, David Garcia, Ante Budimir, Aimar Oroz and Kike Barja on the sidelines whereas Unai Garcia remains a doubt due to a muscular issue.

As for Real Betis, they will be without both Hector Bellerin and Ezequiel Avila on Sunday due to hamstring and calf problems respectively whereas Marc Batra remains a major worry due to an Achilles issue.

Osasuna Predicted XI:

Herrera; Areso, Catena, Herrando, Cruz; Ibanez, Munoz, M Gomez; Ruben Garcia, Raul Garcia, Pena

Real Betis Predicted XI:

Silva; Sabaly, Pezzella, Riad, Miranda; Rodriguez, Cardoso; Fornals, Isco, Perez; Bakambu

Osasuna vs Real Betis Head-to-Head

The two sides have faced off 37 times, with Osasuna winning 11 and Real Betis taking the upper hand with 20 matches while the other six games have ended in a draw.

Last five results:

  • Real Betis 2-1 Osasuna – La Liga – October 29, 2023
  • Osasuna 3-2 Real Betis – La Liga – April 22, 2023
  • Real Betis 2-2 Osasuna – Copa del Rey – January 18, 2023
  • Real Betis 1-0 Osasuna – La Liga – August 26, 2022
  • Real Betis 4-1 Osasuna – La Liga – April 03, 2022

Osasuna vs Real Betis Prediction

Osasuna vs Real Betis
Isco celebrating (Getty Images)

Osasuna are enduring a disastrous campaign as they are not in the mix for a European finish this season. Los Rojillos who finished seventh last year are currently sitting 11th in the La Liga table and will be determined to finish in the top half of the league table.

Meanwhile, Real Betis have been inconsistent throughout March losing four straight league matches between March 3 and March 31. The visitors slumped to a 1-1 stalemate in the Seville derby last weekend and are currently sitting seventh in the league table. Manuel Pellegrini’s side are just two points behind sixth-placed Real Sociedad and could fight for the Europa League spot in the latter stages of the season.

Predicted Score: Osasuna 1-1 Real Betis

Osasuna vs Real Betis Odds (subject to change)

Osasuna win – 3.00

Real Betis win – 2.40

Draw – 3.35

Odds source – Unibet

Betting Tips

  • Osasuna win – 3.00
  • Total goals under 2.5 – 1.79

Where to Watch Osasuna vs Real Betis

  • India – Jio Cinema, Sports 18
  • UK – ITV
  • US – ESPN+
  • Spain- DAZN

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