Espanyol beat Osasuna away earlier in the season.

Budgerigars to Give the Reds the Bird in La Liga

Espanyol beat Osasuna away earlier in the season.

The Spanish Primera Division stay of Osasuna looks nailed on to be short because the Reds, which were lucky to secure promotion last season, are eight points clear of safety having won just one of their 23 games. Osasuna is 1-7-15 in the Spanish Primera Division, it has failed to score eight times and it has managed to keep only one clean sheet and that was in a 0-0 home draw against Celta in September.

Espanyol is 10th on the Spanish Primera Division ladder and it just takes a glance at the results of the Budgerigars to see that they deserve to be exactly where they are – they are 7-3-1 versus lower ranked opponents compared to 1-5-6 against higher ranked rivals. So, in a nutshell, Espanyol has been beating the teams that it should beat but failing versus the sides that are above it on the Spanish Primera Division ladder. Luckily for Espanyol punters this weekend, Osasuna is the Spanish Primera Division cellar dweller.

According to one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis, Espanyol holds a 15-1-3 advantage over Osasuna, a statistic that supports the ladder. Also worth noting is that Espanyol has outperformed Osasuna against each of the Spanish Primera Division top six – Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Sociedad and Villarreal.

Osasuna is out of its depth in the Spanish Primera Division and it is opposable with odds of -161  available with several bookmakers, including BoyleSports and William Hill, about the Reds losing at Espanyol on Sunday.

Espanyol scored in each half when defeating Osasuna 2-1 in the reverse Spanish Primera Division fixture five months ago. One rates Espanyol as a good wager to do a Spanish Primera Division double over the league’s whipping boy.

Eibar’s Spanish Primera Division ranking of eight owes much to its home performances and one thinks that the Gunners are a fair bet to earn three points versus Malaga on Saturday.

Sociedad, Villarreal and Celta are just three of the seven Spanish Primera Division teams that have fallen victim to Eibar at its Ipurua Municipal Stadium and the Gunners have been come to picking up points against lower ranked foes.

Malaga is one of the Spanish Primera Division sides yet to register an away victory, with the Anchovies having road numbers of 0-6-6, including 0-4-5 versus higher ranked hosts. And, according to one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis, Malaga trails Eibar 8-1-10.

Numerous bookmakers, including Coral and William Hill, are offering odds of +105  about Eibar beating Malaga in Spanish Primera Division action this weekend and that strikes one as decent value given various statistics.

Finally, one knows that Athletic has to back up from a UEFA Europa League trip to APOEL but one cannot get away from the Lions at odds of -208  with Marathonbet to get the better of Granada in one of Sunday’s Spanish Primera Division matches.

According to one’s Spanish Primera Division collateral form analysis, Athletic boasts a 13-2-4 lead over Granada and that includes the Lions holding a 10-0-1 edge over the Nasrids if one excludes games featuring struggling sides.

The Spanish Primera Division fixture in September resulted in a 2-1 road success for Athletic over Granada in which the Lions were never headed. Athletic is 8-3-1 at home in the Spanish Primera Division, whereas Granada is 0-3-9 away.

Tips Summary

Espanyol to beat Osasuna
Sunday 26th February, 11:00 GMT
Odds:  -161

Eibar to beat Malaga
Saturday 25th February, 19:45 GMT
Odds:  +105

Athletic Bilbao to beat Granada
Sunday 26th February, 17:30 GMT
Odds:  -208

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