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Bitesize Prediction: Osasuna vs Granada – 20/10/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, La Liga 18 Oct 2023

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Competition: La Liga

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 2/5 @ BetUS

Hoping to find a route into the top-half of the La Liga table this weekend, Osasuna will welcome Granada to El Sadar on Friday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Osasuna might have opened October with a much-needed 2-0 victory away at Alaves, Jagoba Arrasate’s side have struggled to find any kind of stability since opening up the 2023/24 campaign. Last seen heading into the international break with a routine 4-0 drumming at the hands of title contenders Real Madrid, Los Rojillos have managed to muster just a single win from any of their previous seven La Liga appearances – a run that stems back to a 2-1 victory against Valencia on August 27th. With their recent issues highlighted by an action-packed 3-2 defeat against Getafe last month, Osasuna should also be worried by their continued struggles on home soil. Last seen at El Sadar slumping to a 2-0 loss against Atletico Madrid, Arrasate’s downbeat squad have remarkably collected just a single point in front of their own supporters from their first five contests across all formats. Likewise, it should also be noted, Friday’s hosts have seen 10 of their opening 11 showdowns finish with over 1.5 goals.

As for the visitors, although Granada might have been last seen heading into October’s international break with an action-packed 2-2 draw against defending champions Barcelona, Paco Lopez’s men have had little to cheer about this season. Marking their return on Friday night sat firmly in the drop zone and tipped as a leading relegation contender this time around, the Nasrids have also collected just six points from their first nine La Liga appearances. Opening October with a stunning 3-3 draw away at Almeria, the former Levante boss will have a mounting headache over his side’s extended issues at the back. Shipping six goals in their last three top-flight contests, Granada have also failed to muster a single clean sheet since opening up the new campaign. With their recent issues highlighted by a 4-2 loss at home against Girona last month, fans could be treated to an enjoyable affair at El Sadar. It is worth noting, with Lopez’s struggling squad seeing eight of their previous nine outings finish with over 1.5 goals, we are expecting a similar outcome here.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Osasuna vs Granada 2/5 for Friday’s La Liga battle @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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