Barcelona vs Osasuna Predictions and Betting Tips
The Nou Camp is the sage for his one as Barcelona and Osasuna go head-to-head. The Blaugrana will be keen on getting back to winning ways following a disappointing loss at the Spanish capital. Read on for our expert predictions and tips.
Osasuna pulled off a shock victory at the Nou Camp in their most recent game at the tail end of the 19/20 season causing Barcelona to surrender the league title to Real Madrid. Messi and Co. will surely be searching for revenge as they head into this weekend's game. However, prior to that victory, they had only one league win in twelve games against Barcelona.
Long season for Koeman's side
Like it wasn't obvious enough, Barcelona once again showed how weak they are in every single department as they lost to rivals Atletico Madrid. This would be the first time Simeone enjoyed a victory over Barcelona in the league, leaving Barcelona nine points behind the capital club. Right now, Barcelona is 10th on 11 points after eight games meaning they've dropped 13 points already this season. They secured qualification to the knockout stages in the Champions League beating Dynamo Kyiv 4-1 in Ukraine.
No wins in three for Arrasate's men
Osasuna did very well to secure a 10th last finish last season in just their first campaign back in the top-flight. They haven't started this season impressively but have managed to keep their head afloat. They head into this tough game in 14th place with just 11 points from nine games. Their 1-1 draw with Huesca last time out meant they're still in search of their first win since that 1-0 victory at home to Bilbao in late October. Can they manage another shock victory at Barcelona?
Barcelona vs Osasuna Team News
Avila and Hernadez are both out till 2021 while Brasnac is expected to make a return to the side early next month. However, they're all out for this Sunday's game. Dembele, Pique and Roberto picked up injuries against Atletico Madrid, joining Busquets and Fati on the Blaugrana's injury list.
Barcelona possible starting XI:
Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Pedri, Coutinho, Griezmann; Messi
Osasuna possible starting XI:
Herrera; Cruz, D. Garcia, U, Garcia; Roncaglia; Jony, Perez, Oier, Torres; R. garcia, Budimir
Barcelona hasn't given anybody, including their fans, reason to believe in them this season. However, we expect them to come out on top in games like this. For our scoreline prediction, we say a 3-1 victory for the home side.