Barcelona vs Osasuna predictions for Thursday's game in La Liga. Barcelona seeks to keep the pressure on arch-rivals and league leaders Real Madrid with a home win against Osasuna on Thursday. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Barcelona has won 16 of their 18 home matches.
- Barcelona has kept clean sheets in 44% of their games at home.
- Osasuna has lost seven of his 18 away games.
- Osasuna has failed to score in 33% of his away games.
Barcelona won 1-0 in Valladolid last time and is still one point behind Real Madrid, but the league leaders still have a game on hand for the Catalans. Osasuna ran out 2-1 winners at home against Celta Vigo over the weekend, keeping their hopes of a top-half result alive. Osasuna rescued a point late when they hosted Barcelona in August, despite taking the lead in the 7th minute.
Torres gave Osasuna an early advantage against Barcelona, but Fati and Arthur's attacks in the second half saw the visitors take the lead. With 9 minutes remaining on the clock, Osasuna received a penalty kick that Torres converted to score 2-2. Barcelona are heading into the couples' last showdown as form favorites with four wins and two draws from their last six games, but Osasuna has also been in decent form lately.
Hosts have won 21 of their last 35 games against Osasuna
Our prediction for a win at home on Thursday has many statistics to back it up. Barcelona has won five of their last seven games against Osasuna and has kept clean sheets in three of the duo's last five meetings. The hosts have won 16 of their 18 games at home and have yet to lose at Camp Nou this season, while Osasuna has already lost seven times on his travels.
Barcelona has kept clean sheets in 44% of their home games this season and has won to zero in 39%, while Osasuna has failed to score in 33% of their away games and has lost until zero at 28%. The visitors failed to score in four of their last eight away games, while Barcelona kept the sheets clean in seven of their last ten La Liga outings.
We wait a comfortable 90 minutes for the Catalans.
In terms of a final score, we forecast a 3-0 victory for the hosts. Barcelona have scored three or more goals in four of their last six games against Osasuna and beat their guests 7-1 when the pair last met at Camp Nou. Barcelona scores an average of 2.83 goals per home game and only concedes an average of 0.78 goals, so you can see why we endorsed a final score of 3-0 this Thursday.
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