Our football match prediction:
Despite producing a fine display in Saturday’s football match against Real Madrid, Real Betis eventually suffered a 2-1 loss to Zinedine Zidane’s team at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Los Beticos aim to build on the performance and they are regarded as hot favourites to beat rock-bottom Osasuna at their Estadio Benito Villamarin. The Andalusian outfit are on a three-game winless run in La Liga, but they are definitely capable of beating the out-of-sorts Rojillos in front of home fans. Osasuna were hammered by Las Palmas (2-5) in their last away game in the Spanish top flight and they are unlikely to spoil Real Betis’ party at Estadio Benito Villamarin. Real Betis failed to win previous five home games in the league, but we predict that they are going to put an end to the negative trend. A man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker Ruben Castro.
Highligted Player (Felipe Gutierrez):
Felipe Gutierrez is a Spanish footballer who plays as a central midfielder for La Liga side Real Betis. The Chilean international is capable of playing as both attacking and left midfielder as well and he started his senior career at Universidad Catolica. He scored 19 goals in 65 appearances for los Cruzados, but in 2012 he decided to move to Europe. Gutierrez signed a deal with Eredivisie side Twente in June 2012 for a fee of $4 million. After making 94 league appearances for Twente he joined La Liga team Real Betis on 6 July, 2016. Felipe Gutierrez won Copa America with Chile in 2015 as La Roja defeated star-studded Argentina in the title game. Speaking of his club honours, Gutierrez won the 2010 Primera Division de Chile trophy with Universidad Catolica. It has to be noted that he was named Most Valuable Player of the Eredivisie for the 2013/2014 campaign. Felipe Gutierrez earned his 27th cap for Chile in a 4-1 win over Venezuela in the World Cup qualifiers in March 2016.
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.