Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Monday’s football game at Estadio Benito Villamarin will bring down the curtain on day 21 of the new La Liga campaign. Los Beticos showed character in their last league match, with the team scoring two late goals to hold Real Sociedad to a 2-2 draw. The Andalusians aim to keep their Europa League hopes alive, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Monday’s showdown.
Los Rojillos, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Granada, and they managed to get one in style. Osasuna regained a much-needed confidence, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to avoid relegation to Segunda Division. Anyhow, Real Betis are more of a team than Osasuna, and we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from the match. In the first half of the season Betis outplayed Osasuna in Pamplona (2-0).
Highlighted Player (William Carvalho):
Angola-born defensive midfielder William Carvalho has overseen a dramatic rise in his stock over the past few seasons at Sporting. William Carvalho is coming from a proper football family since his father and grandfather were also footballers, but his way to the top has had a somewhat dramatic twist to it.
Carvalho moved to Portugal as a child and first started playing football in the streets before he was picked up by Recreativos Desportivos de Algueriao. William Carvalho joined the Sporting football academy at the age of 13 The 24-year-old Portugal star player has spent two years on loan at Fatima and Cercle Brugge, before he got the chance to cement his place in the starting line-up for Portuguese giants.
William Carvalho came through all youth ranks with the Portugal national team, while he was given his senior debut in 2013. Carvalho played an important role in his country’s maiden European Championship title in France over the summer.
Highlighted Team (Osasuna):
Osasuna are a Basque football team that plays in Spanish La Liga. Los Rojillos are based in Pamplona and and the club were founded in 1920. Estadio El Sadar has been the home of Osasuna since 1967 and the capacity of the stadium is 19,800.
The colour of Osasuna’s home kit is red, while the team’s shorts are navy blue. Los Rojillos dropped to the Segunda Division at the end of the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, but they did not spend too many time in the Spanish second tier. The club returned to the elite division in 2016 after beating Girona in the play-offs.
Osasuna made it to the Spanish Copa del Rey final in 2005, but they eventually lost to Real Betis after extra time in the title game. The meaning of the word Osasuna is “health” in Basque and it is used in a sense of strength.