Barcelona vs Osasuna Prediction 31.01.2024

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona

1 : 0

Osasuna

Osasuna

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  • Competition: Spain - LaLiga
  • Date: Wednesday, 31st January 2024
  • Kickoff: 18:00 UK / 19.00 CET
  • Venue: Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys (Barcelona)

Looking for redemption for the last time out debacle, Barcelona will strive to appease their faithful supporters as they host mid-table Osasuna at their temporary home, Estadi de Montjuic, this Wednesday.

Barcelona vs Osasuna Betting Tips: Over 2.5

Engaged in the battle for silver on all four fronts at the start of the new calendar year, the Catalan club saw their hopes for three titles fade away in less than a month, and their ability to present a formidable challenge in the Champions League seems doubtful, as they must overcome Serie A champions Napoli to clinch a quarterfinal berth.

Following a mid-January drubbing of 1-4 by Real Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana final, it marked the onset of troubles for Barcelona, who were first knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao after extra time with a 2-4 defeat before practically surrendering the LaLiga title by suffering a humiliating 3-5 loss to Villarreal, further widening the gap with their arch-rivals to an insurmountable ten points.

It's clear as day that the atmosphere in the dressing room of the Catalan team is chaotic, especially since coach Xavi, succumbing to pressure from angry and frustrated fans, has announced that he will step down as coach at the end of the season, but in the meantime, he will have to take extra steps to he wouldn't get his team into even deeper trouble.

With the domestic title defense slipping through their fingers, trailing Girona by 11 points at the summit of LaLiga, and facing the imminent risk of losing their top-four standing, with fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao breathing down their necks, the blue and red side will go all out for maximum points in the midweek fixture.

Grabbing all of the three-point spoils seems the most likely scenario for the struggling Catalan giants, with Osasuna proving easy prey, bearing in mind that Barca have won all but one of their last eight head-to-head matches, two of which came this campaign, including a comfortable 2-0 win in the Supercopa semi-finals earlier in January.

With Xavi's side in action, however, we might witness another lively and dynamic contest, as Barcelona's rearguard is malfunctioning, evident in the fact that they've pulled the ball out of their own net a concerning 16 times during the last five competitive affairs, letting in a minimum of four goals on three occasions in the process.

The Pamplona squad will sense an opportunity to deepen the crisis for their seasonal tormentors and seek revenge for the two inflicted defeats, as they travel to Catalonia after opening 2024 in splendid fashion, claiming back-to-back home triumphs against Almeria and Getafe, while earning a vital point in a 1-1 draw against Sevilla on Sunday.

Facing a Barcelona side conceding goals in abundance, Osasuna will, at the very least, fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet after improving their attacking productivity lately, finding the back of the net in 10 straight league matches. Despite the hardships they are going through, we believe that the angry Barcelona will mount a strong response to consecutive humiliations with three much-needed points in an open showdown.

FC Barcelona vs Osasuna Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. FC Barcelona

    2 : 0

    Osasuna

    Super Cup

  2. Osasuna

    1 : 2

    FC Barcelona

    La Liga

  3. FC Barcelona

    1 : 0

    Osasuna

    La Liga

  4. Osasuna

    1 : 2

    FC Barcelona

    La Liga

  5. FC Barcelona

    4 : 0

    Osasuna

    La Liga

FC Barcelona

Barcelona team news

As previously mentioned, manager Xavi has announced his decision to step down from Barcelona at the end of the season, following a tumultuous week that saw them eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao and endure a humiliating 3-5 defeat against Villarreal in LaLiga in front of their home crowd.

Until then, the 44-year-old tactician will face the task of getting his team back on the winning track, but will need to do so without key players like first-choice goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Inigo Martinez, Marcos Alonso, Sergio Roberto and Raphinha, while Alejandro Balde and Gavi are out for the rest of the season due to serious injuries.

Last matches of FC Barcelona

  1. FC Barcelona

    3 : 5

    Villarreal

    La Liga

  2. Athletic Bilbao

    2 : 0

    FC Barcelona

    Copa Del Rey

  3. Real Betis

    2 : 4

    FC Barcelona

    La Liga

  4. Unionistas

    1 : 3

    FC Barcelona

    Copa Del Rey

  5. Real Madrid

    4 : 1

    FC Barcelona

    Super Cup

FC Barcelona lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Inaki Pena

Defenders

  • 2

    Joao Cancelo

  • 4

    Ronald Araujo

  • 15

    Andreas Christensen

  • 23

    Jules Kounde

Midfielders

  • 21

    Frenkie de Jong

  • 8

    Pedri

  • 22

    İlkay Gundogan

Forwards

  • 14

    Joao Felix

  • 9

    Robert Lewandowski

  • 27

    Lamine Yamal

Osasuna

Osasuna team news

Unlike Wednesday's hosts, the Pamplona side go into Catalonia with an almost clean bill of health, as striker Chimy Avila is the only absentee, but the good news is that he is back in team training after a calf injury.

Having kicked off the new calendar year in style, picking up seven of a possible nine points from three opening affairs, coach Jagoba Arrasate will almost certainly retain an unchanged XI for the midweek clash.

Last matches of Osasuna

  1. Sevilla

    1 : 1

    Osasuna

    La Liga

  2. Osasuna

    3 : 2

    Getafe

    La Liga

  3. Osasuna

    0 : 2

    Real Sociedad

    Copa Del Rey

  4. FC Barcelona

    2 : 0

    Osasuna

    Super Cup

  5. Castellón

    0 : 1

    Osasuna

    Copa Del Rey

Osasuna lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Sergio Herrera

Defenders

  • 6

    David Garcia

  • 3

    Juan Cruz

  • 24

    Alejandro Catena

Midfielders

  • 22

    Johan Mojica

  • 19

    Pablo Ibanez

  • 34

    Iker Munoz

  • 16

    Moi Gomez

  • 15

    Ruben Pena

Forwards

  • 17

    Ante Budimir

  • 23

    Raul Garcia

4 Reasons why we expect Over 2.5

  1. Barcelona has conceded a staggering 16 goals in their last five competitive matches.
  2. Each of Barcelona's last five matches has featured at least four goals.
  3. Osasuna has conceded at least two goals in all but one of their last four matches.
  4. Osasuna has made it onto the scoresheet in each of their last 10 top-flight matches.

Main prediction FC Barcelona - Osasuna

Over 2.5 goals

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56% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Barcelona vs Osasuna - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (Svn), beIN Sports (Fra), CANAL+ Sport (Pol), DAZN Deutsch, Digi Sport 1 (Rom), DirecTV (Arg), Eleven Sports (Bel), Eleven Sports (Por), ESPN (Bra), Max Sport 4 (Bul), MEGOGO, MTV Katsomo (Fin), MTV Urheilu (Fin), Nova Sport 4 (Cze), Nova Sports (Hel), Optus Sport (Aus), Orange Sport (Rom), Prima Sport 1 (Rom), Spiler2 TV, SuperSport, TV2 Sport Premium, TV2 Sport X (Den), Viaplay (UK), Ziggo Kanaal 14, Ziggo Sport Select

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Who is Barcelona's player to watch?

With 13 goals to his name, Robert Lewandowski is the leading scorer for the Catalan giant, but it's noticeable that the Polish striker is far less productive than last season.

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Who is Osasuna's player to watch?

With his 11th goal of the season, the highest among his teammates, Ante Budimir secured a point for his team, equalizing 1-1 in the away match against Sevilla.