Osasuna vs Barcelona preview: latest team news, probable line-ups, score predictions & more
All you need to know ahead of Barca's third La Liga match.
⚽ Team news
⚽ Stats you need to know
- Osasuna launched this season's La Liga campaign in style, taking 4 points in 2 first games.
- Barcelona will try to claim their second win just after they smashed Real Betis at Camp Nou 5-2.
- Barcelona won 4 of the last 5 games against the Rojillos, scoring an impressive total number of 22 goals.
- The last time Barca faced Osasuna at El Sadar stadium was in December 2016 as the Catalans claimed a clean sheet win 0-3.
⚽ Probable line-up
This is the similar starting line-up Valverde used against Real Betis on Sunday. Carles Perez and Rafinha on the flanks and Antoine Griezmann upfront. The Frenchman scored twice while the Barca B star added another. Perfect choice?
⚽ Score predictions
90Min editors: Osasuna 0-3 Barcelona
"Despite being in better form than Barca, Osasuna will need to play out of their skin to beat them. Barcelona have too much quality, even without Messi, Suarez and Dembele. Led by Griezmann, they will be looking to make it back to back wins and end Osasuna's unbeaten start to the season."
Standard's Tom Doyle: Osasuna 0-1 Barcelona
"Osasuna have yet to concede this season, so Saturday's clash should be a tight affair. Even without Messi, Suarez and Dembele, Barca should have the quality to see out a win - but it may need a moment of brilliance from Griezmann to decide the contest."
⚽ Key battle
Although there are no star players in our opponents' squad, we could still single some of the leaders and the ones to go for a lucky performance against a strong side. We've picked the Argentinian winger Chimy Avila who joined Osasuna this summer from San Lorenzo to become one of the team's key players in attack. Chimy already scored his debut goal in La Liga in his first official game against Leganes.
⚽ Main quotes
Arrasate: "It's true that when a player comes out on the pitch of El Sadar, he feels he's capable of everything. That's almost a point in our favour."
Valverde: "Osasuna have always been a fearsome team at El Sadar. They will want to take advantage of being at home in front of their people."