Tip Osasuna - Barcelona
Barcelona are slowly getting their season right after the slow start, and will on Saturday be heading out to Osasuna for their La Liga Match day 26 clash. Osasuna beat Alaves 1-0 in their last match to move 12th in the table with 28 points, while Barcelona are second with 53 points. With six points above the bottom three, Osasuna can now focus more on a top half finish than worry about the relegation threat. It has been good for them in the last few matches; the 1-0 win over Alaves was their third in four league matches. It was a recovery from the 2-0 loss to Sevilla earlier. In their recent matches, Osasuna haven’t scored a lot, but just enough to bag points. In only one of their last six games have they managed to score more than one goal – the 2-1 win over Eibar. A lot of improvement on their home form will however be required here if they are to shake Barcelona. Osasuna have managed two wins and four losses in their last nine home league matches. in the nine matches, they’ve kept just one clean sheet.
Barcelona will be buoyed by their win over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semi final return leg. It was a labored win, with Barca’s crucial second goal coming in the 90th minute before going on to win 3-0 in extra time against a nine-man Sevilla. That was Barca’s third straight win, second straight against Sevilla and a third straight clean sheet. Focus now shifts back to La Liga, where they have a great chance to impact on the title race, with leaders Atletico Madrid and third placed Real Madrid set to face off this weekend. Barcelona have scored 10 goals in the last five matches, averaging two a game and they head here unbeaten in 15 in the league. They have nine wins in the last 10 league matches and have two straight clean sheets in the league as they head to Osasuna. After some shaky moments, the Catalans have also stabilized well in their away run and Ronald Koeman’s side has seven straight away wins in the league.
Key points Osasuna - Barcelona
Barcelona have no loss in the last 15 league matches.
Barcelona have seven straight away wins in the league.
Osasuna have two wins in their last nine home matches in La Liga.
Osasuna have scored more than one goal in just one of their last six matches.
Barcelona have averaged two goals a game in their last five matches.
Conclusion Osasuna - Barcelona
Barcelona have a real chance of closing in on league leaders Atletico Madrid, or at least know that they can hand themselves an advantage in the title race. To do that, they have to win here, and with their league form, it shouldn’t be a problem. Barcelona have averaged two goals per game for the last five while Osasuna have one clean sheet in their last nine home matches. We will go with a 2-0 win for Barcelona on the correct score scale.
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Osasuna Barcelona Prediction published on March 5, 2021