Osasuna vs Real Mallorca – Betting Preview
Osasuna remains in good spirits despite a downturn in recent results.
Jagoba Arrasate saw his side hold onto a not deserved 0-0 with Basque rivals Athletic last time out.
They remain on target to play champions league football next season, but the aim is to win here against a club in good form but deemed as beatable.
Osasuna can recall competitive centre back Unai García from a suspension that improves the back line.
They are however still missing right backs Nacho Vidal and Rubén Peña are also expected to be sidelined due to injury.
Mallorca bounced back to winning ways with a narrow 1-0 win over Real Valladolid last time out at home where they are playing well. The Island club travel over to Osasuna in good spirits and going well in the league.
Mallorca has fallen to just one defeat in their last six league outings. It means a victory gives them the chance to leapfrog Osasuna in the table if they get the points.
Manager Javier Aguirre will be set on getting at least a draw from this tricky outing.
Mallorca is in good health and without injuries or bans. Martin Valjent and Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta are cleared and start.
There are no forced moves, but the local press anticipates possible changes based on impressive subs from the previous game, notably those of wing back Maffeo and Kang In who is seeking a place in the midfield. Either way, all selection dilemmas are positive for Aguirre.
Looking at the 1×2 market first, where the favourite for this game is Osasuna @ 2.10. The game is set to be a tight match and difficult to predict as both sides are well matched, physical and competitive. Real Mallorca will be confident of avoiding a loss if they play their best, a win for the Islanders pays @ 4.20 while a draw is @ 3.10.
Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Home side Osasuna are the favourites to win the match. Osasuna -0.5 is @ 2.050. Mallorca +0.5 is a slight preference here with the draw as a full win @ 1.83.
Looking at The Under/Over market last of all which looks about right at a low line of 2. The Over is @ 2.06 and the Under @ 1.78. On both selections, in the event the match has exactly two goals then the stake is returned to the punter. The match is not likely to be attractive one and goals aren’t expected, it looks a spectacle to avoid in every sense, including a betting one.