Osasuna look decent value to take at least a share of the spoils on Thursday.
Osasuna v Espanyol - Thursday 19:00, Sky Sports 2
Osasuna have had a tough start to the season in their return to La Liga, having pickled up only two points from their opening four games. Espanyol have also managed just two points under new manager Quique Sanchez Flores and they’ve struggled in particular at the back, conceding 11 times already.
Osasuna, on the other hand, were excellent at home defensively in the Segunda last term as they only conceded 14 times, with 11 clean sheets and they showed how tough they were to break down at home as they kept Celta Vigo to a goalless draw in their last game.
Espanyol were dire on the road last season as they had a W3-D2-L14 record, conceding 46 goals (2.4 gpg), while they’ve already shipped seven in their two away games so far, due largely to that remarkable 6-4 defeat at Sevilla on the opening day of the season.
Indeed, Espanyol have won only three of their 15 trips to bottom-five sides since 2013/14 and as a result we’re taking them on as favourites and siding with Osasuna Draw No Bet.