Barcelona will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the new season this weekend when they play on the road against Osasuna. The hosts have won two of their opening three matches this term, and they look capable of asking big questions of the reigning champions.
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Barcelona will be aware that they face a huge fight to defend their La Liga title this term, as both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have started the new season in excellent form. The Catalonian giants will be on the road this weekend, as they search for a third straight league win after winning each of their previous two.
Barcelona needed to be at their very best last weekend, as they were involved in a thrilling showdown against Villarreal. The two sides shared seven goals in a La Liga classic, with the reigning champions eventually coming out on top with a 4-3 success. The winning goal was scored with 20 minutes remaining, as Robert Lewandowski proved to be the difference maker for the Catalonian club.
Osasuna will be confident coming into this fixture, as they have made a reliable start to the new season. They are currently sitting in seventh in the La Liga standings after winning two of their opening three matches. A victory this weekend could see them end the round in the Champions League spots.
The Spanish club were excellent winners in their most recent fixture, as they landed a dramatic 2-1 win on the road against Valencia. Osasuna scored in the fifth minute of injury time to steal the points, with Ignacio Vidal Miralles scoring the winning goal. They managed just two shots on target in that win, and that clinical edge will once again be required this Sunday.
Osasuna vs Barcelona Head to Head
Barcelona have won 17 of the previous 24 clashes between these two sides. Over the same period, Osasuna have recorded just three wins. Barcelona come into this match after winning each of the last three, which includes a 2-1 success in this exact fixture last season. Osasuna’s latest win over Barcelona was recorded at the Nou Camp in July 2020.
Osasuna vs Barcelona Prediction
Osasuna have been a tough team to beat over the opening weeks of the season, and Barcelona will need to be at their very best this weekend. However, we find it hard to overlook the away sides, as we expect Barcelona to land a 2-0 win on the road.
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