Real Valladolid - Osasuna Betting Preview: Why a draw at half-time looks like the best bet

Our man in Spain, Phil Kitromilides, believes that a tight game in Valladolid will still be level at the break on Friday evening
Friday night's game at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla sees Osasuna make the relatively short trip down from Navarre, with the side from Pamplona looking for their fourth win of the season.

Valladolid meanwhile have fewer wins than their rivals tonight, with their total of two victories the lowest in the division, yet they sit above them in the table thanks to six draws.

bet365 price a home win on Friday at evens (2.00) while Osasuna's second away win of the season is offered at 11/4 (3.75). The draw is an industry best 12/5 (3.40) with the same firm.

Yet despite one or two signs of recovery in recent weeks, Osasuna remain a poor side and it is not for nothing that they are the league's lowest scorers.

Expect them to be extremely defensive against a Valladolid side who have shown they have goals in them.

Friday night games after international breaks often tend to be tight affairs, and this one should be no different.

While Valladolid have scored quite consistently they are still lacking in form and confidence, which makes backing at draw at half time an excellent option.

It is offered at 21/20 (2.05), is a bet that has paid out in two of the last three meetings between the sides and in a game between two struggling sides, looks a wise investment.

Draw half time at 21/20 (2.05) 1.5 point stake with bet365

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid