Barcelona vs Osasuna match preview and predictions for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the Catalan giants face a fixture which will bring painful recent memories.
- DATE: Sunday 29th November 2020
- KICK-OFF: 14:00 (local time)
- VENUE: Camp Nou
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Barcelona vs Osasuna Preview
Barcelona are back at Camp Nou on Sunday for a fixture which they actually lost last season. Osasuna’s win in the Catalan capital came on the night the title officially went to Real Madrid. Given Barca’s current form, a repeat result here would leave many questioning whether Barcelona are even going to contend for the 2020/21 crown.
They start the weekend 12 points off the top, and while they do have games in hand on virtually everyone above them, Ronald Koeman’s side cannot afford for this poor run of league results to continue any longer. They’ve won just one of their last six matches and went down almost without a fight at Atleti last weekend.
You can make a genuine case for saying Barcelona are now at best 3rd favourites to win this league but there are at least a few positives for Barca fans to cling onto. Most have come in Champions League rather than LaLiga action and they put in a ruthless Second Half display with a much weakened team in Kiev in midweek to secure qualification with a 4-0 win.
They are up against an Osasuna side that sits level with them on 11 points. The Pamplona club have only collected one point from their last three games though, that coming in their most recent outing at home to newly promoted Huesca.
Osasuna look a well organised side again but they are just lacking that spark in the final third and that’s starting to become a concern as we move deeper into the campaign. Only Eibar have netted fewer than their tally of 8 league goals, although only three teams have conceded fewer than them.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Barcelona Wins, 1 Osasuna Win, 2 Draws.
- Osasuna took 4 points off Barcelona last season.
- They won 2-1 at Camp Nou having drawn 2-2 at El Sadar earlier in the season.
- However Osasuna had conceded a massive 28 goals on their previous 5 visits to Barcelona.
Oscar Mingueza will start again at centre-back with Gerard Pique a long-term absentee while Sergino Dest also looks set for a long-run at right-back with Sergi Roberto also out until the new year.
Defenders David Garcia and Aridane Hernandez are both expected to be missing for the visitors. Forward Jonathan Calleri is also a doubt.
Predicted Barcelona Starting Lineup:
Ter Stegen – Alba, Lenglet, Mingueza, Dest – De Jong, Pjanic – Coutinho, Messi, Dembele – Griezmann (4-2-3-1)
Predicted Osasuna Starting Lineup:
Herrera – Navas, Unai Garcia, Roncaglia – Cruz, Perez, Sanjurjo, Moncayola, Vidal – Garcia, Budimir (3-5-2)
Barcelona vs Osasuna Predictions
Score Prediction: Barcelona 2-0 Osasuna
Overall, it’s hard to see Osasuna finding enough to claim their second victory at Camp Nou in 2020. They are capable of defending deep and frustrating Barcelona but the hosts should be quite fresh with the likes of Leo Messi and Frenkie De Jong having been rested in midweek and a solid home win seems the most likely outcome.
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