La Liga Match Preview : Osasuna vs Barcelona

Osasuna have lost their last four competitive games, even falling to defeats to the relegation-tipped likes of Sporting Gijon and Granada of late.

The hosts have scored just one goal across that period, and are yet to pick up a victory at El Sadar since returning to La Liga this season.

Barcelona have drawn their last three matches within the borders of Spain, dropping points in the league against Real Sociedad and Real Madrid, and coming up short in Copa del Rey action against Hercules.

Team News

Osasuna – Osasuna have no more absentees to worry about, with Javier Flano and Didier Digard the only men on the treatment table for the hosts.

Oriol Riera should feature up top as a target man, but a usual partner for the ex-Wigan forward could be sacrificed in search of a more defensive system. Naija and Bet

Goran Causic may be partnered in the middle of the park by Imanol, which would see Oier deployed out at right wing-back in favour of Alex Berenguer.

Barcelona– Andres Iniesta should stat for the second successive game having featured from the off in midweek.

Samuel Umtiti is fit enough for a start and should be preferred to Javier Mascherano at centre-back, with Gerard Pique shaking off an ankle problem to partner him in defence.

Arda Turan should start out on the left-hand side, as Neymar has a muscle problem and isn’t available. The Turkey international scored a hat-trick during Champions League action midweek.

Match Facts

Barcelona have won 9 of their last 11 matches against Osasuna in all competitions.

Barcelona have drawn their last 3 La Liga matches.

Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 10 of their last 11 matches against Osasuna in all competitions.

Osasuna have lost their last 4 matches in La Liga.

Osasuna have been losing at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches (La Liga).

Barcelona have been drawing at both half time and full time in their last 3 La Liga matches.

Osasuna have seen over 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches against Barcelona in all competitions.

Osasuna have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches (La Liga).

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Barcelona’s last games in La Liga.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post CA Osasuna 16.59 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Barcelona has 1.14 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 7.77.

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