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Segunda Division promotion rivals Gimnastic and Osasuna meet in a crucial clash in the race for the top flight. Our betting tips suggest a draw is the most likely outcome.
Gimnastic Tarragona vs Osasuna Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Reason For Gimnastic Tarragona vs Osasuna Betting Tips
This game sees 3rd take on 4th with Nastic currently 3 points better off than Osasuna. However such is the closeness of the top end of this league both sides will have both an eye on automatic promotion but also ensuring they don’t slip out of the play-off places as there are a host of teams ready to pounce should either club slip up over the final three games.
There is sure to be a cracking atmosphere at Nou Estadi de Tarragona with Gimnastic within touching distance of what would be only their 2nd season in the top flight in 67 years. The Catalans are in fine form having gone 6 matches without defeat and taken 10 points from their last 4 games coming into this including an excellent 1-0 win at Zaragoza at the weekend when José Naranjo netted a crucial late penalty. They’ve only suffered 1 defeat in 19 games overall so it is a fine run they are on but suddenly they are under a bit of pressure to finish the job and they know victory here will send them into 2nd place for 24 hours at least.
Osasuna though are also in excellent form. They have gone 9 matches without defeat and staged a stirring comeback at the weekend to preserve that record. Trailing 2-0 at home to Numancia they fought back extremely well to turn the game around and win 3-2 thanks to a brace from Mikel Merino. Victory here would take them above Nastic via a superior head-to-head record which could prove crucial in the final reckoning so there is plenty of reason for them to target the win.
However it is hard not to look at this game and not think a draw is a likely outcome. The clubs drew 1-1 when they met earlier in the season and despite their unbeaten records, both sides have been drawing a lot of games. 5 of Nastic’s last 7 home games have ended all square meanwhile 6 of Osasuna’s last 9 matches have also ended in draws. With the stakes so high, neither side are likely to take any wild risks to try and win it so backing this to finish in a 1-1 draw at 11/2 might be the best way to go.
Head to Head
The only recent meeting was the 1-1 draw between the clubs in January.
Gimnastic Tarragona Team News
Iago Bouzón could return in defence but few other changes expected.
Osasuna Team News
Teenager Mikel Merino, the hero at the weekend will keep his place in midfield while Urko Vera may come in up front.
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Gimnastic Tarragona vs Osasuna Stats
Nastic have drawn 7 times at home this season already. Osasuna are strong at the back and have kept clean sheets in 49% of their matches this season.
Thursday Win Accumulator
£10 returns £132.80
Bet of the Day
£20 returns £44.00
BTTS & Win Double
£10 returns £161.20
Correct Score Double
£10 returns £892.50