Espanyol 1-1 Osasuna – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 betting first. There was almost nothing between the two sides in this market, so not a surprise that it ended all square. the draw was labelled in our preview as the more attractive bet of the three and won @ 3.05.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting in this match. The punters had the draw no bet (DNB) as a cushion here which came into play with it ending 1-1, all bets on this marker were pushed.
Looking at The Under/Over betting last of all. The line had been set quite low at 2. Osasuna is the more defensive-minded and so their scoring first was not ideal for goals. Espanyol had more chances and showed more ambition at all times, but this was another market that ended as a push.
Espanyol had more of the game and the better chances, but they fell behind to a set-piece Osasuna goal right before the break. During the celebrations, a mini-fight broke out and each team had a man sent off, leaving it 10v10 in the second half.
The home side enjoyed the spaces of the second period more so and generated enough to get at least the draw from the game which they did. Osasuna was delighted to hear the full-time whistle. The host looked brighter but left frustrated with it ending 1-1. Fair scores are 2-1 and 1-1.
After their disappointing defeat to Almería, Espanyol wanted to start well and they did. Playing a high line they forced the issue and it made for an entertaining and open game initially.
The game burst into life with a good chance at either end during the first 8 minutes.
The game went flat for a while but then Espanyol improved and took more control, coming within inches of taking the lead when Javi Puado directed a header just wide.
Against the run of play, it was Los Rojillos who found the breakthrough. From a short corner worked into the back post, Ante Budimir beat the keeper to a loose ball and lofted it in for 0-1 in added time.
The goal sparked a heated confrontation between Ronael Pierre-Gabriel and Ezzalzouli, both were dismissed by second bookings.
The red cards made it a more fiery game in the second period, with Espanyol twice coming close to finding an equaliser. Osasuna’s man of the match was Aitor Fernández, who made a stunning save to keep it 0-1.
The pressure from Espanyol finally paid off around the hour mark when Braithwaite moved to react quickest on a cross, tucking home from a few yards out.
Espanyol showed more ambition while momentum was with them, but gradually things evened out as neither wanted to concede next, knowing the importance of the goal.
Osasuna to be fair also had a go at winning the match in the final 15 minutes, but it ended all square at 1-1.