Osasuna vs Barcelona odds and betting statistics
Osasuna vs Barcelona recommended bets
Osasuna vs Barcelona match preview
Will Barcelona make it three wins on the spin?
Last Sunday, Xavi’s team were involved in an absolute thriller at Estadio de la Cerámica, racing into a 2-0 lead inside 15 minutes, with Gavi and Frenkie de Jong on target.
But, by the 50 minutes mark, Villarreal had completely turned the game around and led 3-2 themselves.
Nevertheless, Ferran Torres equalised before, soon after, Robert Lewandowski fired home the winner, as Barça prevailed 4-3.
This made it back-to-back victories for the Blaugrana, having also battled to a 2-0 victory over Cádiz at Montjuïc, previoulsy being held to a goalless draw by Getafe on the opening weekend.
Here, Xavi will feel it’s vitally important that his team win again, as they seek to keep pace with those above them.
Osasuna meantime were heartbreakingly dumped out of Europe this week, with last season’s seventh-place finish having seen them get into UEFA competition for the first time since 2006/17.
Los Rojillos lost the first leg of their Europa Conference League play-off against Club Brugge 2-1 in Pamplona, so travelled to Belgium needing to overturn a deficit.
Jagoba Arrasate’s side were on course to achieve this, leading 2-0 at Jan Breydelstadion; Johan Mojica and then Ante Budimir on target.
Nevertheless, Brugge scored twice in four minutes towards the end, as Osasuna missed out on a spot in the group stages.
Back in La Liga, los Gorritxoak have actually been impressive, winning two out of three so far, including a 2-1 victory over Valencia last Sunday, courtesy of Nacho Vidal ’s 95th minute winner at Mestalla.
So, can Osasuna claim the scalp of Barcelona at El Sadar?