Barcelona will come into this fixture against Osasuna in unfamiliar circumstances, as defeat in this game could see them move closer to the relegation places in La Liga.
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It has been a terrible start to the new La Liga season for Barcelona, as off field problems have had an impact on performance levels. The quality that is on display in La Liga has ensured that Barcelona have been punished for that dip, as they have won just three of eight games in the league this season. That run means that they now have slim hopes of winning the league title, and come into this fixture just four points above the relegation places. The pressure on Ronald Koeman has continued to rise, as they have won just once in six league outings. Barcelona were beaten again in their last league game, as they suffered a 1-0 defeat away from home against Atletico Madrid. Koeman’s side did bounce back to winning ways in their recent Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev, as Martin Braithwaite and Antoine Griezmann were among the scorers.
Osasuna are level on points with Barcelona coming into this fixture, but they are below their illustrious rivals on goal difference. Osasuna have also won three games so far this season, but they have scored just eight goals, which is the second-worst record in the league. However, they have conceded nine goals, which is the same number as Barcelona. Their recent form has been extremely disappointing, as they have lost two of their last three. They ended a run of two defeats on the bounce in their last game, as they were held by Huesca. David Garcia scored a late equaliser on that occasion to salvage a point.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Head To Head
Barcelona haven’t beaten Osasuna in either of the last two meetings. Those results ended a run of three Barcelona wins in a row. The last meeting between the sides saw Osasuna beat Barcelona 2-1 at the Nou Camp in July. That was their first win away at Barcelona since 2009.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Prediction
Barcelona are a difficult team to bet on this season, as gamblers never know which team is going to turn up. However, Osasuna’s recent run of form means that Barcelona should have enough quality to get the three points. But, it will not be a vintage display by the home side.
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