Osasuna Vs Villarreal Betting Tip: Villarreal & Over 2.5 Goals – 5 March 2022

Another high-scoring triumph for Emery's Yellow Submarine?

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Spain Osasuna Vs Villarreal Spain

Saturday 5 March, 2022 – 13:00 (GMT)
Spanish La Liga
Pick: Villarreal Win & Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 12/5
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 3 March 2022)

Preview: A Villarreal side in free-scoring form could take some stopping at El Sadar this weekend. The Yellow Submarine also boast a formidable record in this particular fixture, winning whilst scoring at least three in all but one of their past four away La Liga contests against Osasuna.

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Osasuna – El Sadar too easy to play at?

A strong start to the second half of the La Liga season from Osasuna has them on course to extend their stay in Spain’s top tier. Having been winless in ten at the end of December, Jagoba Arrasate’s team begun 2022 brightly, winning three of their opening six encounters to forge clear of the relegation places. It meant they could adsorb recent back-to-back losses at the hands of Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad.

Subsequently, Los Rojillos enter Matchday 27 handily-placed in 11th, closer to sixth-placed Villarreal – the team they face this weekend at El Sadar – than relegation. Things can unravel quickly, though, especially if they cannot rediscover the art of winning at home. Osasuna have the second worst home record in La Liga at this stage (W2 D6 L5), though can take heart from draws here against Barcelona and Seville.

Key Stat: Following the recent 3-0 loss to Atletico Madrid at El Sadar, Osasuna now have one win from their last eight La Liga home games (W1 D4 L3) – with that sole victory coming against third-from-bottom Cadiz.


Villarreal & Both Teams to Score



Villarreal – Emery’s electric charges not easing up?

Is there a team in Spain enjoying a richer vein of form right now? It’s doubtful. After last Sunday’s evisceration of Espanyol, the Yellow Submarine have lost one league game in their last 11 going back to early December – including none of their past five (W4 D1) – racking up 31 goals across this period at a rate of almost three per game. Failing to net more than once only twice in this near-half-a-dozen run of games.

Unai Emery’s rampant charges are doing their utmost to remain on the coattails of the top-four. Few would discount them making up a three-point deficit on Barcelona in fourth. Particularly with their away form perking up. Having failed to win any of their first eight away La Liga games, Villarreal boast three wins in four (L1), going to Betis, Granada and Sociedad and winning by at least two clear goals.

Key Stat: The last time Villarreal had as many points as this stage of the season (43 from 26 games) was in 2016/17, a season which ended with them finishing five points off a Champions League place in fifth.

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Osasuna Vs Villarreal Betting Advice

Should both history and form hold up, we could be in for a fair few goals at El Sadar. Villarreal’s prolific scoring exploits are becoming well-documented, but they have given up consolations in each of their last two – in 4-1 and 5-1 thrashings of lowly Granada and Espanyol. The Yellow Submarine are also more susceptible to conceding on their travels, doing so in seven of their last eight La Liga away outings.


Osasuna Vs Villarreal – Key Facts:

  • Osasuna left the crowd inside de le Ceramica stunned when they won 2-1 in October. Here at El Sadar, though, Villarreal hold the upper hand having won three of their past four visits (L1).
  • Villarreal also boast the vastly superior form between the sides. The Yellow Submarine have eight wins in eleven league games (D2 L1), scoring 2+ in nine of these fixtures.
  • Goals are customary when these sides meet. All eight previous meetings have seen at least three goals and both teams scoring, while each of the past five at El Sadar went above the Over 2.5 Goals threshold.


Factor in how each of the previous eight La Liga head-to-heads between the clubs has produced Over 2.5 Goals but also Both Teams to Score, and we have a recipe for a high-scoring renewal at El Sadar. Particularly as all of the most recent five meetings at this venue saw a minimum of three goals. However, it would be remiss not to mention that none of Osasuna’s last seven league games featured both teams scoring.

Best Betting Odds – Osasuna Vs Villarreal

Osasuna – 13/5 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 12/5 (Bet365)
Villarreal – 23/20 (Coral)