Elche v Osasuna – Betting Preview & Pick

13 Feb

Riera

Elche v Osasuna

Elche (2.2) managed to let a two goal lead slip in their 2-2 draw away to Valladolid last weekend. It was a result that left them in 14th position, four points clear of their opponents, 18th placed Valladolid. An opportunity lost, then.

Osasuna (3.75), meanwhile, defeated Getafe 2-0 in Pamplona, which put them just above Elche in the La Liga standings, with the same number of points.

Now, Elche have won their last two home games, but they’ve only won four at their own gaff all season, so it’s hard to trust them at 2.2. Of course, this game represents an opportunity for Elche to distance themselves from the relegation zone, but it’s the same for Osasuna – and they will want at least a point to remain above Elche.

For those looking to bet on the over/under goals market, like Valladolid v Elche last weekend, it’s under 2.5 goals on paper, but at 1.62 – and with two out of the last three Osasuna away games going over 2.5 goals – you might be better off just having a small punt on the overs at 2.45.

All in all, pricewise i’d favour Osasuna + 0.5 at 1.79 as there isn’t much between these two teams in terms of quality, and the visitors certainly have the most prolific scorer on display in Oriol Riera.

Indeed, with a goal in each of his last two games and nine in 20 La Liga starts, Riera to score at anytime looks to be worth a punt at the price.

Recommendation: Osasuna + 0.5 Asian handicap (1.79)

Worth a small punt: Riera anytime scorer (4.0)

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