Real Betis vs Osasuna Match Analysis & Prediction
18/01/2023 11:00 pm
Real Betis and Osasuna take a break from trying to secure Champions League football for next season with a meeting in the Copa del Rey last 16 on Wednesday.
The two teams currently occuy sixth and seventh place in the La Liga standings, trailing fourth-placed Atletico Madrid by goal difference and one point respectively.
Since the resumption, Real Betis have collected four points from matches with Athletic Bilbao and Rayo Vallecano, setting the team up to travel to the Middle East for the Supercopa de Espana.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side gave a good account of themselves, twice coming from behind to get back on level terms with Barcelona, only to lose to the eventual winners in a penalty shootout.
Despite that disappointment, Pellegrini will take the positives, with his team also coming from behind to beat Ibiza Islas Pitiusas by a 4-1 scoreline in the previous round.
After a strong first period of the campaign, Osasuna head coach Jagobo Arrasate would have been grateful for the World Cup break, with his side suffering back-to-back defeats to Barcelona and Real Sociedad.
That gave Arrasate and his team a chance to reset, and they have returned to competitive action by picking up four points against Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca.
As a result, Osasuna are now just one point adrift of the Champions League spots and have a chance to improve on that standing with a home game against Atletico Madrid to come before the end of the month.
Los Rojillos have already had to play three matches in this competition, requiring extra time to get the better of Gimnastic Tarragona by a 2-1 scoreline in the last round earlier this month.
Real Betis vs. Osasuna Head to head
In the previous 34 meetings between these two teams, Real Betis have claimed 19 victories while Osasuna have won 10, and they have drawn in five. Osasuna have scored 38 goals and conceded 49 in the process.
06/12/2020Osasuna0Real Betis2La Liga
01/02/2021Real Betis1Osasuna0La Liga
23/09/2021Osasuna1Real Betis3La Liga
03/04/2022Real Betis4Osasuna1La Liga
26/08/2022Real Betis1Osasuna0La Liga
Real Betis Team News
Pellegrini will consider freshening up his Betis XI, with William Carvalho and Loren Moron among those who could be handed a recall.
Juanmi is also pushing for an opportunity in starting side on one of the flanks, but the back four could remain the same.
Real Betis's Last 5 Matches
23/12/2022Real Betis0Atalanta3Club Friendlies
29/12/2022Real Betis0Athletic Bilbao0La Liga
05/01/2023Ibiza Islas Pitiusas1Real Betis4Copa del Rey
08/01/2023Rayo Vallecano1Real Betis2La Liga
12/01/2023Real Betis2Barcelona2(P)Super Cup
Osasuna Team News
Arrasate is likely to stick with the majority of the side that beat Mallorca, but Ruben Garcia is likely to be considered for a chance on one of the flanks.
Kike Garcia could also earn a start down the middle of the attack, but Pablo Ibanez misses out through suspension after his dismissal in the last round.
Osasuna's Last 5 Matches
21/12/2022Arnedo1Osasuna3Copa del Rey
31/12/2022Real Sociedad2Osasuna0La Liga
05/01/2023Gimnastic Tarragona1Osasuna2(E)Copa del Rey
09/01/2023Athletic Bilbao0Osasuna0La Liga
Real Betis vs. Osasuna: Odds and Predictions
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