Real Betis welcome Osasuna to Estadio Benito Villamarin in La Liga this Friday. With both teams collecting six points from a possible six thus far, this matchup in Seville should be a thriller.
Will Betis make home advantage count and move on to nine points, or can the away team cause an upset?
Real Betis Against Osasuna Matchup Preview
Real Betis and Osasuna have made a blistering start, with both teams flying high in the La Liga standings right now.
Along with Villarreal and champions Real Madrid, these two have a 100% record after two games. However, which in-form side will get all three points at Estadio Benito Villamarin this Friday?
Betis are never an easy nut to crack on home turf. Osasuna has not beaten Real on their travels since January 2014, with a Jordi own goal helping the visitors to a 2-1 away success.
Since then, Betis have won five in a row against Los Rojillos in Seville. Read below for our Real Betis vs. Osasuna score prediction and betting preview.
Real Betis vs. Osasuna Odds Breakdown
With this one taking place at Estadio Benito Villamarin, Real Betis are the clear favorites. At the time of writing, the home team is priced at just -130 to get the win.
Osasuna has started well, but this will be a stern test for the club from Navarre. They head to Seville as the underdogs, with the bookmakers pricing the away win at +380. The draw is currently available at +275.
Real Betis vs. Osasuna Betting Analysis
Real Betis Analysis
Real Betis finished fifth last term and were one of the top La Liga teams, qualifying for the UEFA Europa League as a result. They also won the Copa del Rey, seeing off Valencia to win their third crown.
This season, Betis will be gunning for a UEFA Champions League spot. They were five points shy at the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
Manuel Pellegrini’s troops have made an outstanding start to their 2022-23 La Liga season. On the opening weekend, Juanmi bagged a brace after Borja Iglesias’ opener in an easy 3-0 home success over Elche.
Los Verdiblancos followed that up with a hard-fought 2-1 away victory at Mallorca last weekend – Iglesias netted both goals in that one.
On their way to a fifth-place finish last season, Betis picked up more away points away from home (33) than they did at Estadio Benito Villamarin (32).
However, they walloped Osasuna 4-1 on their own patch. They also won the reverse match at El Sadar (3-1). Real will be looking for a sixth consecutive triumph over the Navarrese club this Friday.
Osasuna secured a mid-table finish last term, collecting a respectable 47 points from 38 games. They were in no danger of going down and were well clear of the drop zone in Spain’s top tier. Jagoba Arrasate’s team picked up 12 wins, drew 11 times, and suffered 15 defeats.
Osasuna will want to be knocking on the door of the European places in La Liga this season, and Los Rojillos have started well.
They kicked off the new campaign with an excellent home victory over Sevilla, as goals from Ezequiel Avila and Aimar Oroz sealed a somewhat surprise 2-1 win.
Back-to-Back Home Wins
They won at home again on matchday two, this time against Cadiz. A first-half Avila penalty sent them on their way, and Kike’s late spot-kick made sure of the points.
After starting the La Liga schedule with back-to-back home wins, can Arrasate’s boys take their good form on the road? They may be the underdogs in this one, but Osasuna will fancy their chances of causing an upset.
Real Betis vs. Osasuna Pick and Prediction
As I touched on, Real Betis have an excellent recent record in this fixture. They have won five in a row against Osasuna, scoring 13 and shipping two.
The Seville side is undefeated in this meeting in nine (eight wins, one draw). When they last squared off, Juanmi (2), William Carvalho, and Alex Moreno were on target in a resounding 4-1 home victory in April.
Osasuna has not tasted victory against Betis since they edged a five-goal thriller at El Sadar way back in the 2014-15 season. Unfortunately for the visitors, I can see their poor run continues.
Who to Bet On?
Betis won by more than one goal in both meetings last season, and they kicked off this campaign with a 3-0 home success over Elche. Our Real Betis vs. Osasuna score prediction for this one is a 3-0 home win (+1400).
I also like the top La Liga odds of 400 for the hosts to win both halves. This is one of the great soccer picks for the match.
Final Score Prediction: Real Betis 3-0 Osasuna (+1400)
Soccer Pick: Real Betis to win both halves (+400)