Villarreal and Osasuna meet at the Estadio Ciutat de Valencia in La Liga. Unai Emery’s troops have made a steady start, winning three, drawing three, and losing two of their opening eight, while Osasuna is a point and a place ahead in the current La Liga standings.
This promises to be an entertaining Spanish top-flight game, and we have our Villarreal vs. Osasuna prediction and the latest La Liga betting odds in our in-depth preview.
Villarreal vs. Osasuna Odds Breakdown
Going by the latest La Liga betting odds, Villarreal is the favorite to get the win, with the home victory available at just -138.
Despite being above the hosts in the table, Osasuna is the big +400 underdogs in this one. As for the stalemate, you can currently get +275.
Keep reading for our Villarreal vs. Osasuna prediction, and check out the website for other La Liga games predictions.
Villareal vs. Osasuna Matchup Information
- Time and Date: 3:00 p.m.
- Location: Villarreal
- Venue: Estadio de la Ceramica
- How to Watch: Fox
Villarreal finished seventh last season and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. They will be looking to secure Champions League soccer for the 2023-24 season, but that will not be an easy task for Emery’s men.
A Mix of Results
The Yellow Submarine have had a mixed bag of results at the start of this season. It has not been ideal, as they have had to play their home matches at the Estadio Ciutat de Valencia while work is being carried out at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
So far, Villarreal has picked up three wins from their opening eight league fixtures, drawing three and losing two of the other five.
They are already seven points behind fourth, so Emery and his men could really do with a win here.
Villareal’s Strong Style
They started in strong style, winning three and drawing one of their opening four matchups in La Liga, but Villarreal is without a league victory in four, drawing two and losing two. Can they put things right in this one?
Osasuna secured a top-half finish last season, and the club from Navarre will be aiming a little higher this time around. Can Rojillos seal a place in Europe at the end of this campaign?
Jagoba Arrasate’s boys have made a solid enough start to their 2022-23 La Liga campaign. After eight games played, Osasuna is sitting comfortably in the eighth position, four points away from seventh.
Victory on the road in this one would send out a real signal of intent to their rivals. Osasuna made a stunning start but has gone off the boil somewhat in recent weeks.
Opening League Games
They were up there with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona after winning four of their opening five league games.
However, they have taken just one point from the last nine on offer, having lost against Getafe and Valencia and drawn with Real.
In their last away fixture, Arrasate’s side held champions Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.
They won the away game before that, seeing off Almeria. Can Osasuna pick up another good result on their travels?
Villarreal vs. Osasuna Betting Preview
Osasuna has an excellent recent record in this fixture, winning each of the last three meetings. Villarreal’s last home victory over the Navarre outfit came back in February 2020.
They did win at El Sadar in December of the same year, however. Last term, Rojillos beat Villarreal 2-1 at the Estadio de la Ceramica and picked up a 1-0 victory at El Sadar.
Both La Liga teams have had a similar kind of season so far. The pair started brightly but have struggled for form of late.
Who to Bet On?
On paper, there is not a lot to split the two, with just one point and one position separating them in the table right now.
This could go either way, but Osasuna has been somewhat of a bogey team for Villarreal in recent times, and we fancy the away side to nick it.
Villarreal has scored in every league and cup game in their temporary home this season, and the hosts should get on the scoresheet in this one.
With that in mind, our Villarreal vs. Osasuna prediction is the away win and both teams to score, which is available at the top La Liga betting odds.
La Liga Pick: Draw (+280)