class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The hosts have an extraordinary home record against the side from Pamplona and we are backing another high-scoring home win at Camp Nou on Sunday
Barcelona are aiming for an improvement in their fortunes in La Liga when they host Osasuna at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Ronald Koeman’s men have won just one of their last six matches in the Spanish top-flight, meaning the have picked up just 11 points from a possible 24 this season.
The visitors to Catalonia this weekend are an Osasuna side who recorded a 2-1 win when they last played at Camp Nou in July, a result which ended the Catalans’ title hopes.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Latest Odds
Prior to their visit to the Camp Nou this summer, Osasuna had an awful record in this fixture, losing 7-1, 7-0, 5-1 and 8-0 in their previous four attempts.
The side from Pamplona are offered at 10/1 (11.00) with bet365 while Barca can be backed at 1/4 (1.25) with the draw at 5/1 (6.00).
Barcelona vs Osasuna Team news
The hosts have a number of players missing with Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti and Ronaldo Araujo all out injured, whilst Sergio Busquets is also a doubt after missing the last two games.
Osasuna meanwhile also have plenty of absentees with defender David Garcia joining strikers Chimy Avila, Brandon Thomas and Adrian Lopez on the sidelines. Jonathan Calleri is a doubt with a knee problem.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Preview
There are plenty of question marks surrounding this Barcelona side, yet if they could have hand-picked a fixture for them to gain some confidence it might have been this one.
Osasuna have been on the end of some enormous defeats in recent years at Camp Nou and they will be wary of a Barca team that have a point to prove.
Furthermore, Jagoba Arrasate’s men have not scored an away goal since early September and their injury problems in attack just further hinder the chances of another shock.
Barcelona have failed to win twice at home this season but those clashes were against Real Madrid and Sevilla, with the visitors on Sunday not the same calibre of opponent.
There should be plenty of interest in backing the hosts to win and rack up the goals in the process, something which they have had no problem in doing against Osasuna in the past.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Tips and Predictions
Barca to win and over 3.5 goals in the game is priced at 6/5 (2.20) and has paid out in both of the Catalans’ home wins in La Liga this season.
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