Friday night's live La Liga game (Sky Sports 5) could be an entertaining affair.
Osasuna v Real Betis - Friday 19:45, Sky Sports 5
Osasuna picked up their first win of the season at Eibar last time out to move off the bottom of the table, but the defence remains an issue as they’ve already conceded 17 goals in their eight games. Betis have shipped 18 goals so far, due largely to the fact that Barca and Real put six each past them, but they’ve managed a couple of wins and so find themselves in 16th.
Osasuna have managed draws against Las Palmas and Celta Vigo at home and they’ve certainly improved in the last couple of weeks as they were in fact 2-0 up against Las Palmas, who currently sit in 7th and beat Eibar, who are up in 8th.
Betis have lost three of their last four but have had a couple of tough fixtures in that time as they were beaten 1-0 at Sevilla and thumped 6-1 at home by Real. Their away record since the start of last season is W6-D6-L11 but when travelling to bottom-six sides they were W3-D2-L1 last term. The bookmakers are struggling to pick a favourite for this one and we can see why with Osasuna improving and Betis having that good record when travelling to the lesser sides. As a result, we’re looking to the goals markets and since Osasuna have conceded at least twice in their last four while Betis haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last nine on the road, we’re backing both teams to score and we’ll also back Over 3.5 Goals, which has landed in Osasuna’s last three.