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Estadio El Sadar is the location for Barcelona’s away match against Osasuna. Barcelona are hoping to take advantage of Osasuna’s midweek European match to get a comfortable victory this weekend. The Catalan outfit are aiming for a third consecutive victory in the league. Meanwhile, Osasuna have just been knocked out of the Conference League in the qualifiers following an aggregate defeat to Belgian outfit Club Brugge.
Osasuna vs Barcelona Predicted Lineups and News
Osasuna – Can Osasuna Bounce Back from Midweek Disappointment?
Osasuna will desperately looking for a way up after the Europa Conference League exit at the hands of Club Brugge. The club almost came within a whisker of reaching the group stages of the competition. However, it may not be a difficult task to pick up Osasuna’s form given that the team has been playing well in the early stages of the La Liga campaign. Coach Jagoba Arrasate has seen the team make a strong start to the campaign but six points from the first three matches.
Team news: Osasuna
Darko Brasanac is the long-term injury worry for Osasuna and he remains on the treatment table with the knee problem. Osasuna will see the return of Ezequiel Avila for selection after the player missed the recent match against Valencia because of his suspension. Osasuna will also be getting Aimar Oroz, Ruben Garcia, Jesus Areso, and Kike Barja back from injuries.
Osasuna Predicted Lineups (4-2-3-1):
Aitor Fernandez, Jesus Areso, Alejandro Catena, Unai Garcia, Johan Mojica, Jon Moncayola, Lucas Torro, Ruben Garcia, Aimar Oroz, Moi Gomez, Ante Budimir
Barcelona – Aiming for a Third Successive Win
Barcelona might have begun the campaign with a disappointing draw with Getafe, but they have since been able to come back strongly with wins over Cadiz and Villarreal. The manner of the victory against Villarreal is likely to provide a sizeable confidence booster to the players. After having comfortably picked up a league title last season, Barcelona can already feel the pressure of failing to maintain a 100% start to the season. Real Madrid are the only team perfect have to matters into the season. Even though Barcelona are still struggling with finances, the club has been able to make inroads in the transfer market through loan deals.
Team news: Barcelona
Barcelona’s offensive lineup is boosted to a great extent following the signing of Joao Felix on a loan deal from Atletico Madrid. The club will be getting Raphinha back from suspension, but coach Xavi Hernandez continues to remain without Pedri and Ronald Araujo. A foot injury could force Inigo Martinez out of the game but he is very much expected to be back for selection after the international break. Xavi is likely to retain the players who played a big role in the strong performance against Villarreal in the last match.
Barcelona Predicted Lineups (4-3-3):
Stegen, Jules Kounde, Frenkie de Jong, Andreas Christensen, Alex Balde, Ilkay Gundogan, Oriol Romeu, Gavi, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Ferran Torres
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