The last place from La Liga which is guaranteed European participation is currently 6th. Athletic Bilbao is currently the holder of this place and will look to keep it until the end of the league since they’re accustomed to playing in European cups in recent seasons. Meanwhile, Osasuna is looking to avoid relegation – but will they be able to win any points away against Bilbao?
Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna – 30/11/2016
Betting Odds: Athletic Bilbao 1.36 or 4/11 Draw 5.00 or 4/1 Osasuna 8.50 or 15/2
Weird enough, 4 of the 6 points Osasuna have gathered so far come from away games. They scored 11 goals in the first 9 games, not horrible for a newly promoted team, and have proven to be a tough nut to crack sometimes.
Of course, they rely on playing like a team and scoring easy goals more than anything, since they lack individual stars. Usually, they lose with a 1 goal difference, but they still lose – meaning that they will have to produce something very special to return with points from Bilbao.
Meanwhile, the home side is yet to draw this season, sitting on 5 wins and 4 losses, the last of which came away at Bernabeu last time around.
The home team is eyeing victory, since they face a much weaker opponent, and their home form has been great recently – nothing but wins, except for a narrow 0-1 defeat against Barcelona.
They also have a good habit of scoring 2 or 3 goals in each of their home games, which is bound to help against a weak team like Osasuna.
Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna Betting Tips
That being said, we’re having a hard time deciding which is our main prediction for this game: Bilbao to win or over 2,5 goals. Both of these are great ideas (7 of Bilbao’s 9 games have been over 2,5 games), and you can even play them combined for higher odds. If you’re looking for a very safe bet, try going for 1X or Osasuna to not score more than once.