Stadium: El Sadar (Pamplona)
Referee: Alejandro Muniz
Prediction for the match between Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao, which will take place on May 25. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Osasuna is finishing this season without any global tournament motivation. They are mathematically still capable of fighting for a place in next year's Conference League, but the chances are slim, and the Reds' current form is far from ideal. They'd already played their biggest game of the spring against Real Madrid in the Spanish Cup final, a disappointing 1:2 defeat. Immediately after that, the team from Pamplona beat Almeria 3:1, but in the last round, they lost to Atletico 3:0. Now Osasuna is only tenth in the standings. Still, judging by their standards, this is an excellent result.
Athletic is a much more ambitious team, regularly making their way to the European competitions, which they are now also trying to do. They were perfect in April, when they ran out three straight victories, but then suffered several defeats. In the first half of May, the Red and Whites were content with just one draw against Mallorca, 1:1, when Iñaki Williams converted a 96th-minute penalty. There were defeats in the remaining three games. Only in the last match did the unlucky streak end when the Lions were stronger than Celta, 2:1. Athletic is now seventh in the Primera Liga standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Osasuna is a strong side in the current Spanish league. They have already solved all the tournament problems, so they are quietly finishing the season without any severe motivation. All this has led to three defeats for the Reds in the previous four rounds. The Basques also suffered a poor start to the season. However, they won their last game, which lifted their side's European title hopes and their spirits. More recently, the opponents faced each other in the Spanish Cup semi-finals, where Pamplona was the stronger side, but now it's time for revenge. You can bet on Atletico to win.
The encounter between Osasuna and Athletic has been quite a low-scoring game of late. In the previous four head-to-head meetings, the opponents combined for only four goals (1.00 on average per game). And now, we should not expect goal miracles because the season is ending, and the players do not have much energy and emotion left. Therefore, the best option for the prediction seems to be a total under 2.5, and separately we should look at a bet on Inaki Williams' goal.
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