Despite the fact that Betis Sevilla won just one of the last nine games, only three points are separating them from the fourth place. Welcoming Osasuna to Estadio Benito is the catalyst they need to close the gap separating them from Malaga and seize one of the European Cups spots.
Match: Betis Sevilla vs Osasuna
Bet: Betis Sevilla
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 1.93
Last round, Betis Sevilla secured a vital point away from home by drawing 3-3 at Real Sociedad one of their closest rivals in the race for Europa League. A fortunate turn of events that saw both Malaga and Valencia drawing at home keeps them within striking distance from these better placed teams. All of the aforementioned teams play away from home this weekend, which opens a brand-new window of opportunity for Betis Sevilla to improve its position in the standings.
Except for the four long-term absentees, the hosts are not struggling with new injuries and will field an identical team to the one that scored three goals at Real Sociedad. This time they will have home pitch advantage and will face an opponent who is more concerned about not conceding goals early, as Osasuna is slowly clawing its way out of the relegation zone. So far the visitors are doing an excellent job, and before losing to Athletic Bilbao last round, they have collected points in each of the last five games.
Both teams have strong reasons to do their best tonight, but the manner in which the coaches hope to secure the expected result couldn’t be more different. With Osasuna defending the entire match, Betis will have plenty of opportunities to score and generate some nice payouts for those who back them at odds of 1.93 with Pinnacle Sports.