On Sunday afternoon on 3 April, Betis will take on Osasuna at the Benito Villamarín in round 30 of the Spanish Primera Division. The hosts have slowed down recently, so fans of the Sevilla club should not expect an easy win. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1 xbet.
Betis Zagreb have been in the bottom three for a long time but they have been falling by the wayside this spring. In the last eight games, there have been four draws and three defeats. As a consequence of those poor results, the team relegated to fifth place in the league table with 50 points from 29 games played. Chilean midfielder Manuel Pellegrini’s side scored 50 goals and conceded 35. Before the international break, the home side were eliminated from the Europa League, losing on aggregate in two games to Eintracht 1-2 and 1-1, before drawing level with Celta 0-0 (1,sp).
The club’s sickbay is full, with defensive midfielders Camarasa, Guardado, Telho and centre-back Montoya all injured. In addition to them, the two leaders, Fekir and Iglesias, are also unavailable. With such losses, it will be difficult to cope with the unstoppable Osasuna.
Spanish specialist Jagob Arrasate’s side have been doing well this season: contrary to the experts’ expectations, the team, instead of struggling for survival, have tucked into the middle of the standings, sitting in tenth place. In 29 rounds played, 38 points have been scored, 29 goals scored and 36 goals conceded. There have been 2 wins in the last 3 meetings. Before the break for the national team games, the visitors confidently defeated Levante 3-1 (2.0) on home soil.
The team’s attack is led by the experienced striker Quique Garcia (5 goals scored). He is assisted by midfielders David Garcia and Chimi Avila (8 goals between them). Only young defender Jesus Areso is in the club’s sabbatical.
Teams already met each other in the first round of the current national championship, and that time the Sevillians topped them 1:3. However, back then both sides were in a completely different form.
Betis vs Osasuna
The hosts have slowed down recently compared to the winter period, thus losing their position in the Champions League top-four. To compound the unpleasantness, several of Betis’ leaders will be absent from the squad, making them a different opponent. The visitors have secured themselves from the relegation zone and are showing quality football. They are a strong mid-table side, and you should not expect a landslide victory for the favourites. Our prediction is to handicap Osasuna 1.