Prediction: Osasuna vs Barcelona. La liga
- Title : Prediction: Osasuna vs Barcelona. La liga
Osasuna finished last weekend just six points clear of the bottom three, despite winning for a third time in four La Liga matches. Out of nowhere, Barcelona have thrust themselves into a title race that was slipping away by the week. They entered March in second place - albeit a potential eight points shy of leaders Atlético Madrid - thanks much to seven straight LL away wins. Six of those seven victorious road trips saw Barcelona lead at the break.
Barcelona will visit Osasuna in Pamplona tomorrow; the Blau-Grana are much stronger (if they want to play): they win 9 out of 10 matches in LIGA! But they were able to draw a draw at home with Cadiz.. Osasuna is in an very good form: 4 wins in the last 6 LIGA matches. They only lost against the Seville teams (Seville and Betis). But Barca is stronger.
Barcelona has shifted up considerably in the last period and steps in here with three straight victories, here closest they also stood for a powerful turn against Sevilla and advanced to a final in the Copa del Rey. And it was in every way a big effort, Barcelona fell as you know with 2-0 in the first meeting in Sevilla, and thus managed to turn the tables without Messi scoring or assisting.
So the collective was in the center, and that is something that was undeniably missing at this Barca during 20/21. A big step in the right direction, so we interpret Barca's latest effort, and they are now, as I said, very much involved in the battle for a league gold. They have also passed Real Madrid, and even that indicates that Barca have pulled themselves together properly.
We therefore expect a new fine effort here in Pamplona on Saturday. Osasuna have, just like FC Barcelona switched up here at the end but what sets them apart here is the fact that Barca defeated Sevilla, which is one of Spain's best clubs, twice as well, in a comfortable way, while Osasuna defeated gangs like Alaves and Eibar. That's a big difference, after all. In addition, after all, there is a difference of a couple of levels between Osasuna and Barcelona, in terms of points, there is a difference of 25 points, and the fact that only three teams in this series have lost more matches than Osasuna this season, that also says it all. Now it is certainly the case that Osasuna has a nice result against Barcelona, and right here in Pamplona as well.
Osasuna have picked up some points against Barcelona over the years, but in this situation, when a Madrid derby is played in the same round, we have a hard time seeing Barca lose points. It's a dream chance for the Catalans, a gang that also feels good after the turn of the week. We got to see great scenes from Camp Nou where the whole team celebrated and we are completely convinced that it boosted them further - that it gave them faith to win La Liga this year.
Barcelona will win this game tonight.
|Start Time||21:00 : 06-Mar-21|