Barcelona vs Osasuna LaLiga LIVE Football Score 12 Dec 2021
About the match
Osasuna is going head to head with Barcelona starting on 12 Dec 2021 at 15:15 UTC at Estadio El Sadar stadium, Pamplona city, Spain. The match is a part of the LaLiga.
Barcelona are back in action with another La Liga fixture this weekend as Xavi looks to rejuvenate a dejected Catalan camp in an important clash against Osasuna at El Sadar Stadium on Sunday.
Barcelona will be looking to bounce back from successive defeats when they continue their La Liga campaign away to Osasuna on Sunday afternoon.
Xavi’s side are currently seventh in Spain’s top flight, 16 points behind the leaders Real Madrid, albeit with a game in hand, while Osasuna are 10th in the division, collecting 21 points from their first 16 games.
Osasuna have won five, drawn six and lost five of their 16 La Liga matches this season to collect 21 points, which has left them in 10th position in the table, just two points behind their opponents this weekend.
Los Rojillos have finished 10th and 11th in their last two La Liga seasons, so it is not a surprise to see them in the top half at this stage, and as mentioned, a victory here would move them above Barcelona in the table.
Osasuna are actually winless in Spain’s top flight since the middle of October, drawing four and losing three of their last seven games at this level, including a 0-0 with Levante last weekend.
Jagoba Arrasate’s side did book their spot in the second round of the Copa del Rey earlier this month, though, recording a 4-0 victory over San Agustin to comfortably progress in the competition.
Osasuna have not beaten Barcelona on home soil in La Liga since February 2012, but they did record a famous 2-1 victory at Camp Nou in July 2020, and it would be fair to say that this is not a classic Blaugrana side
Osasuna vs Barcelona Preview
Osasuna are in 10th place in the La Liga standings and have been fairly inconsistent this season. The Pamplona-based outfit played out a 0-0 stalemate against Levante last week and will need to take it up a notch in this match.
Barcelona, on the other hand, are in seventh place in the league table at the moment and have struggled to impose themselves this season. The Catalan giants crashed out of the Champions League this week and will want to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat against Bayern Munich.
Osasuna vs Barcelona Preview Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Barcelona have an excellent record against Osasuna and have won 17 out of 26 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Osasuna’s four victories.
- The Blaugrana have lost only one of their last 10 matches against Osasuna and have kept five clean sheets in their last eight games against the home side.
- Barcelona are unbeaten in their last five away matches against Osasuna and have an impressive record in this fixture.
- Osasuna have won only one of the nine games at El Sadar and have struggled at the stadium this season.
- The Catalan giants have won only six of their 15 La Liga games so far, marking their worst start to a league campaign in 18 years.
- Barcelona have allowed their opponents to score the first goal on seven occasions this season and have won only one of these games.
Osasuna vs Barcelona Prediction
Barcelona have endured an abysmal season so far and will have to rely on Xavi’s tactical nous to rescue them this year. The Catalans have a series of important games this month and cannot afford another patch of poor form.
Osasuna can pack a punch on their day but have not been particularly impressive against the Blaugrana. Barcelona are the better team on paper and hold the upper hand going into this game.
Prediction: Osasuna 1-2 Barcelona
Osasuna vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Result: Barcelona
Tip 2 – Goals over/under 2.5 – Over 2.5 goals
Osasuna possible starting lineup:
Herrera; Vidal, U Garcia, D Garcia, Sanchez; Barja, Torro, Brasanac, R Garcia; Avila, Budimir
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Pique, Mingueza; F de Jong, Busquets, Nico; Gavi, Demir, Dembele