Osasuna - Villarreal Betting Preview: Why the visitors look good value in the draw no bet market

Our Spanish expert, Phil Kitromilides, likes the look of the Yellow Submarine and believes that they could have enough to record a win against the struggling hosts
Much has been made of the scheduling of this particular match which kicks off at 23.00 local time on August 31 and finishes in the early hours of September. The game may straddle two different months but it also looks like it could be a pivotal encounter for both sides, with Osasuna losing their opening two fixtures and Villarreal recording two victories.

Defeat for the hosts would set alarm bells ringing even at this early stage, while a third successive win for the Yellow Submarine would go some way to confirming the suspicions that many have - namely that Villarreal are going to be just fine this season following promotion back into the top flight.

Paddy Power price a win for Osasuna at 6/4 (2.50) while Villarreal can be backed at 7/4 (2.75).

If Villarreal inspire positive feelings, then Osasuna provoke quite the opposite sentiment with many suggesting this might be the season they finally get relegated.

The Reyno de Navarra stadium has traditionally been one of the toughest places to visit in the Spanish top flight but last season Osasuna scraped just seven home wins and were the lowest scorers at home in the division, netting a paltry 15 goals.

Having sold top scorer Kike Sola to Athletic Bilbao, the team from Pamplona look like they will struggle once more to find the back of the net and, with Villarreal in decent scoring form, backing the visitors in the draw no bet market at evens (2.00) looks like a solid investment.

For a value bet, try Villarreal to score two or more goals at 9/5 (2.80) which should have a good chance of paying out. Villarreal have scored at least twice in both of their opening matches and are looking lively in front of goal, with Giovanni dos Santos netting in both games.

Osasuna, meanwhile, have conceded twice in both of their games and a repeat on Saturday night could see some decent profit made.

Villarreal Draw No Bet at evens (2.0) 1pt with Paddy Power Villarreal to score two or more at 9/5 (2.80) 0.5pt with Paddy Power

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