It seems a lifetime ago now that there were questions over Barcelona’s ability to even qualify for Europe this season, let alone finish in the top four. But Xavi’s regime has completely turned things around at the Camp Nou and now the Blaugrana are going for their 12th straight game unbeaten in La Liga.
Where and when: Camp Nou – 13 March, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Osasuna: Eleven, La Liga TV
Last time: Osasuna scored a late equaliser to take a share of the points last time these two met at the beginning of Barca’s current streak.
Barcelona vs. Osasuna Predictions and Preview
Memphis Depay kept the Barcelona revival going last weekend, as his late penalty earned all three points from the trip to Elche. In a thoroughly entertaining game, the hosts had actually taken the lead in the first half but Ferran Torres scored his first La Liga goal after his move from Manchester City to level things up on the hour mark.
That victory saw Barcelona climb up to third place in the La Liga table – the highest they have been since the opening day of the season.
Osasuna have made a home in mid table since coming back up to the top tier three seasons ago and have proved themselves to be a tough team to beat. After a dip in form over the Christmas and New Year period, the Pamplona side have now got back on track and enjoyed an impressive win against Villarreal last weekend.
Barcelona vs. Osasuna full time result odds
Ferran Torres will be hoping that his winner against Elche will be enough to see him start against Osasuna on Sunday and show that he is the number nine that the club is looking for. Barcelona will certainly be the favourites to pick up another three points here and the odds of 1/3 look like being the best choice in this market. Osasuna are offered at 17/2 to come away from the Camp Nou with a win.
Barcelona vs. Osasuna both teams to score odds
Osasuna have one of the worst goal scoring records in La Liga this season, with only relegation-threatened Cádiz and Alavés finding the net less regularly. They make up for that with a strong defence but it might not be good enough to keep Barcelona out on Sunday. The home side have not been incredibly impressive at the back this season but will be keen to keep a clean sheet, so the no option in the both teams to score market at 7/10 looks good value.
Barcelona vs. Osasuna correct score odds
Barcelona have tended to score goals in this fixture but Osasuna have become a tough defensive nut to crack in the three seasons that they have been back in the top flight, so that may not be the case this weekend. The home side should be victorious but it is likely to be a close affair, with the 2-0 correct scoreline looking like good value at 11/2.
Barcelona vs. Osasuna first goalscorer odds
Ferran Torres’ goal last weekend has not convinced the bookmakers that he will start on Sunday, so the first goal scorer is more likely to be Aubameyang, who has hit the ground running, or Depay. The Dutchman took the penalty that won all three points last weekend and could be a good choice to find the net first against Osasuna at 3/1. It seems unlikely that Osasuna will open the scoring at the Camp Nou.