With Osasuna currently in mid-table, they have a chance to gain some ground on Barcelona, when going head-to-head this coming Sunday in the La Liga. Osasuna rank as number 10 in the table on 21 points after 16 matches. With 16 rounds behind them, Barcelona have amassed 23 points and sit 7 in the La Liga.
Although outsiders on Sunday, Osasuna will be well highly motivated in keeping their current gap in the La Liga table to visitors Barcelona. Simultaneously, the latter will not be short on motivation when trying to close the distance.
Osasuna are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts this coming Sunday claimed a steady 8 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 0.8 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 10 goals, or an average of 1 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 3 times in this run.
Barcelona travel to their next La Liga match, averaging a lowly 1.5 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 15 goals, while also conceding 12 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.2 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times. Here
Stats and facts for Osasuna and Barcelona.
- Osasuna did not win the last 7 matches in a row;
- Osasuna did not win the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Osasuna's last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Osasuna's last 7 matches in the row.
- Barcelona conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Barcelona's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Barcelona scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Barcelona's last 2 of 4 matches.
Current form — Osasuna v. Barcelona
Osasuna hope to stop the rot
Osasuna go into their upcoming match unbeaten in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 1-1 draw against Elche. They went on to beat CF San Agustin 4-0, before sharing the spoils with Levante in a 0-0 draw.
Barcelona struggling for results.
Barcelona have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it started with a 1-3 win against Villarreal. Unable to follow that up, they went down 0-1 against Real Betis, before handing over all 3 points in a 3-0 defeat against Bayern Munich.
Barcelona are the bookies favourite to claim a win here. However, in current form, siding with outsiders Osasuna at odds 1.95 look a decent value pick for the punter with a betting strategy. Should they split the points, the odds are currently 3.60 with the bookmakers, which would definitely spice up an accumulator.
Osasuna v. Barcelona — fixture history
Osasuna were unable to penetrate the Barcelona defence the last times they met in the La Liga. The latter ended up winning by a 2-0 and 4-0 scoreline. Perhaps something worth considering before settling on your next accumulator, depending on your football betting method.
Osasuna head into their upcoming match against Barcelona with a 10% winning record in recent La Liga meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 1-2-7 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 70%.
The last 10 matches between Osasuna and Barcelona have been highly entertaining, when it comes to goals. Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet no less than 8 times. Both teams to score paid out 5 times in those 10 matches.
Current standings in the La Liga
Looking at the current La Liga standings, Osasuna and Barcelona are currently 2 points and 3 places apart. Barcelona will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Osasuna on Sunday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Osasuna will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Osasuna and Barcelona.
Despite having scored just once lately, Ante Budimir is one of the players from Osasuna who we expect to be hitting the net again quite soon. Similarly, Barcelona have Memphis Depay on top of the list with 4 goals to his account at this point. Equally, more goals are to be expected from him.