Barcelona vs Osasuna
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 29 November 2020
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
It will be interesting to see what Koeman makes of the squad available in the Barcelona dugout after most of his starting players suffering injuries. They have picked up 11 points from 3 wins and 2 draws in their 8 league appearances so far this season.
Ansu Fati, Pique, Umtiti, and Roberto are unavailable for the upcoming match and Busquets is also questionable with his injury for the squad. They will return home after a 1-0 loss on the road against Atletico Madrid last time out in the campaign.
Osasuna also suffers the absence of Hernandez, Calleri, Llamas, and Torro L in the team. The visitor has leveled their points with the Catalans in the league table as it stands. They will visit on the back of a 1-1 draw at home with Huesca in the last clash.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only one of their recent five clashes has ended in a draw.
- Both teams have scored in their last three meetings.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-2 away win for Los Rojillos.
- The host has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Los Rojillos have won only one of their recent eight visits.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Prediction
Troubles surround Barcelona this season and adding to it was the loss to Atletico Madrid last time out in the campaign. Along with that, the number of injuries in the squad has also increased, creating more headaches for Koeman to find a stable starting eleven for the Catalans.
Amidst all these fusses, it is understandable how Simeone caught Barca off guard. However, we cannot expect the same from Osasuna. The away team led by Jagoba Arrasate will visit on the back of a three-game winless streak in their league schedule.
In the meantime, Barcelona will host on the back of a 0-4 win on the road against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League in the schedule. Since the Catalans are trying to make a comeback in La Liga, we can expect them to go all guns blazing at Camp Nou for the Sunday night clash.
Based on these stats and the host’s urgency in the campaign, expect nothing less of a high-scoring affair in the encounter. The tip for over 2.5 goals will serve the purpose as the best bet for the punters. We can also expect Lionel Messi to be at the end of a goal in ninety minutes.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Lionel Messi to score anytime @ 1.44 (4/9).