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Osasuna vs Barcelona - Confident display from Barcelona
Barcelona are backed in the win to nil market to defeat Osasuna in La Liga this weekend
Barcelona are backed to claim a comfortable win over Osasuna (Getty Images)
Osasuna vs Barcelona Tips, Predictions & Free Bets
Osasuna will take on Barcelona this weekend in the third round of fixtures in the Spanish La Liga. The reigning champions were defeated in their last away game but they look strong coming into this game. I am backing them to pick up a victory in the win to nil market.
Osasuna vs Barcelona Match Details
|Date||Saturday August 31st|
|Venue||El Sadar Stadium|
|Time||16:00 (GMT +1)|
Osasuna Form & Team News
Osasuna’s return to La Liga has been fairly strong so far. The Pamplona based club have picked up one win and one draw. Their last game ended in a 0-0 draw at home with Eibar.
Despite their opening day 1-0 win away at Leganes, manager Jagoba Arrasate will be concerned about the team’s lack of firepower. Luis Avila grabbed the club’s only goal of the season so far on the opening day and they didn’t threaten Leganes too much.
The club have a poor record against Barcelona. Their last encounter ended with a 7-1 defeat, and the club have conceded 7 goals against the champions in their last three encounters.
Jagoba Arrasate has Luis Perea, Unai García, Inigo Perez and Kike Barja still sidelined but faces no new concerns heading into the game with Barcelona. Avila is likely to continue to lead the line for the club as Arrasate will likely name an unchanged side from last week’s game.
Barcelona Form & Team News
It’s been a bit of a rocky start for Barcelona this season. Luis Enrique’s side suffered a shock 1-0 defeat on the opening day of the season and then had to come back from behind to defeat Real Betis 5-2 at the Nou Camp.
The Catalonian club are still without Lionel Messi as it looks as though his injury will last longer than expected. Luis Suarez is also still out injured until some time in the middle of September. Antoine Griezmann will lead the line for the club. The Frenchman was excellent on his home debut last weekend, scoring two goals.
The Catalan Giants should have few problems picking apart newly-promoted Osasuna and they are priced at a very short 1.42 with bet365 to pick up the victory. A win to nil for the side is excellent value at 2.05 with bet365.
Osasuna vs Barcelona Match Analysis - Barcelona to maintain strong record
Barcelona have been incredibly dominant in recent encounters with Osasuna, and despite a bit of a stuttering start, Saturday should be the game where Barcelona finally get their season on track.
Antoine Griezman has shown he is capable of filling in the gap left by Messi and will be aiming to add to his two-goal tally from last weekend. Osasuna’s lack of goalscoring prowess means they are likely to struggle here.
Osasuna vs Barcelona - Osasuna to draw another blank
Osasuna’s poor goalscoring record will continue this weekend and I am backing Barcelona to pick up the victory in the win to nil market. They are priced at 2.05 which is excellent value. To add to this, a small outlay on both teams not to score at 1.70 also makes sense and is great value.
Barcelona looked strong against Real Betis last weekend and they have an excellent record playing against Osasuna. You can expect a comfortable victory for the champions here.
Best Bet: BTTS- No @-133.33 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Great Value Bet: Barcelona Win to Nil @105 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units