Barcelona vs Osasuna
Spain – La Liga
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Barcelona is one step away from holding the record for an undefeated league home campaign, and with their defense maintaining a clean sheet in their last five victories as the host, Osasuna seems guaranteed to experience a troublesome time at Camp Nou.
Even though their title hopes are almost diminished after the Real Madrid win on Monday night, Setien will march his troops as a practice for the Champions League fixtures to start next month. Osasuna has struggled horribly when visiting top-half clubs, and it will not be any different now.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Match preview
Barcelona is unbeaten in their last ten matches with three draws in it. They are on a three-game winning streak in the league, following a 0-1 win on the road against Valladolid last time out.
Three of their recent five fixtures have seen both teams score in the game. Their strong outlook in their home matches is evident in just one draw in their last ten home matches in the campaign.
Osasuna has only one win in their recent three fixtures in the league. They will visit after a 2-1 win at home against Celta Vigo in their previous encounter in the schedule.
The visitor has only two wins in their last six away fixtures in the campaign. Besides, they haven’t been successful in any of their visits to Camp Nou since 2009.
With their poor away form and Barcelona focusing to finish strong this season, Osasuna will be caught under the host’s winning streak in the league schedule.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host is unbeaten in their last seven meetings.
- Both teams have scored in their recent two clashes.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 2-2 draw.
- The visitor is winless in their last seven visits.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Prediction
Barcelona against a promoted side which is 31 points behind them in the league table says the result for itself in the clash. The home win will be the best option considering Osasuna’s struggles in away games, but the odds are too low for the punters to yield decent returns.
The host is unbeaten at home in the campaign until now and to bet on a half-time/full-time win for Messi and Co. will be a suitable choice for the punters in the game. Since a high-scoring affair is probably in hand, the tip for over 2.5 goals will be the best bet for the punters.
Furthermore, Lionel Messi is likely to score as he is in a delightful form in the campaign. Luis Suarez has been responsible for Barcelona’s opening goal in three of his last five league starts post lockdown. So, we can count both the players to see the back of the net in ninety minutes.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Betting tips
Half-time/Full-time: Barcelona-Barcelona @ 1.50 (1/2).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Lionel Messi to score anytime @ 1.40 (2/5).
Luiz Suarez to score anytime @ 1.75 (3/4).