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Our betting expert in Spain is advising a bet on the Yellow Submarine to comfortably see off their inferior opponents in Monday evening's game

If Villarreal are to make it into Europe then winning matches like tonight's encounter at home to Osasuna is an absolute must.

Generally, the Yellow Submarine have been pretty solid at El Madrigal with six wins, three draws and two defeats from their home matches in La Liga so far and William Hill offer them at 2/5 (1.40) to record another win tonight. A price which both reflects their relative strength and the quality of their opposition in this game.

Traditionally of course, Osasuna are amongst the worst away teams in the division although in recent weeks they have improved on their travels, suffering just one loss in their last five away matches.

Despite somewhat of a turn up in the form table they can still be backed at 7/1 (8.00) this evening, yet anything other than a home win is hard to conceive. A draw is also deemed somewhat of a longshot by the bookmakers, with quotes of 7/2 (4.5) about the teams sharing the spoils.

Indeed, Villarreal have produced some superb home performances this season, drawing with both Atletico and Real Madrid whilst thrashing Valencia and Real Sociedad 4-1 and 5-0 respectively. 

To that end, backing the hosts with a -1 goal handicap looks to be a decent option at 10/11 (1.91). Naturally the phrase "home banker" should be treated with care, yet this is as close to one as you are likely to see outside to the top three all season in Spain.

This bet has paid out in each of Villarreal's last four wins at home in the league and looks like offering the best value, for tonight's encounter.

Villarreal to win -1 (European Handicap) at 10/11 (1.91) for a 1.5pt stake with William Hill

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