Sevilla v Osasuna – Betting Preview


Sevilla Summary

After a credible draw in Vallecas against a high-flying and top-six La Liga side Rayo last weekend, their league momentum continues on an upward curve.

Sevilla did lose and make their fans suffer a bit when losing 2-0 against PSV on Thursday. However, fortunately the first leg lead (30) was enough to send them through on aggregate.

Because they progressed to the last 16, despite the loss in Holland, the mood remains positive.

Looking at the Sevilla team news, they welcome Osasuna missing Loic Badé, Marcao, and Papu Gómez.

On top of those listed above,  Karim Rekik is also in some danger of being rule out on Sunday.

Bono missed the UEL game in Holland due to a stomach bug but will return this weekend.

Sevilla returns closer to their best side after regular rested against PSV. So the likes of  Gudelj, Montiel, Pape Gueye, Ocampos and Suso all return fresh.


Osasuna Summary

Osasuna’s form has dropped off in recent weeks and they will travel south desperate to avoid a defeat but in reality, need a win to boost their flagging chances of a push for the top seven places in the La Liga 2022/23.

Jagoba Arrasate’s side has not won since the 14th of January in the league but the mood is still good and the dressing room is very united.

They played very well for the majority of the game against Real Madrid last weekend, but just failed to score when playing their best before slumping to a 2-0 home loss.

Arraste has mainly good news for the Sevilla trip. striker Chimy and Juan Cruz return from suspension.

Ruben Pena is the only new and notable absentee but he generally is used as a sub this season, albeit an important one.

Striker Budimir had a cold midweek but returned to training on Saturday morning and so is expected to begin. Kike Garcia is on standby.

Aimar Oroz returns, the attacking midfielder should begin here.


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Sevilla are the favourites because of home advantage. Sevilla to win is @ 1.86. The draw is @ 3.55 and the Osasuna win is @ 4.55.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Sevilla is -0.5 @ 1.930 on the market and that is a definite preference here. The host league form has been respectable in recent weeks and in front of their fans they always start well. Sevilla will be well motivated to overcome Osasuna +0.5 @ 1.93.

Looking at The Under/Over goal betting for this match. The line has dropped from 2.25 down to 2. This falls just about in range to make Over 2 @ 1.81 hold appeal. Under is @ 2.04.

As outlined in my previous reviews of Sevilla matches, they often start well and score goals, then sit back and peter out the 2nd half to conserve legs. With this in mind, always worth trading for a profit at the break or if feeling bolder, betting the Under 2.5 / 3.5 / 4.5 when there has been 2 or 3 goals for example.