Barcelona vs Osasuna, LaLiga preview: Prediction, kick-off time, team news, TV channel, live stream, odds, h2h

Tom Doyle
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Barcelona know nothing less than a win over Osasuna will do as they attempt to defend their LaLiga title for at least one more matchday.

Barca trail LaLiga leaders Real Madrid by four points with two matches left, and Real's superior head-to-head record means the Blaugrana need Los Blancos to drop five points.

Should Real beat Villarreal tonight, then Zinedine Zidane's side are champions - but Quique Setien's men need to keep their minds on the task at hand to keep the pressure on.

Date, venue and kick-off time

Barcelona vs Osasuna will be held at Camp Nou on Thursday, July 16, 2020, with kick-off scheduled for 8pm BST.

Prediction: Barcelona 3-0 Osasuna

The visitors are rooted in midtable, and Barca should make light work of them.

Team news

Frenkie de Jong is back in the Barcelona squad after missing the past seven matches with a calf injury, but Antoine Griezmann misses the Catalans’ LaLiga clash at home to Osasuna tonight.

The Dutch midfielder has not featured since the 4-0 win at Mallorca after the restart, starting on the bench at home to Getafe after that and then sitting out Barca’s next seven matches.

De Jong looks more likely to be on the bench for the visit of Osasuna, with Ivan Rakitic a possible starter alongside Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto in midfield.

Arturo Vidal, who scored the winner at Real Valladolid on Saturday, is set to keep his place as Griezmann misses out with an injury picked up at the Jose Zorrilla.

Barcelona predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Sergi Roberto; Vidal; Messi, Suarez

Osasuna predicted XI: Herrera; Garcia, Navas, Hernandez; Vidal, Moncayola, Merida, Lato; Arnaiz, Gallego, Barja

How to watch

TV channel: LaLiga will be available on Premier Sports with LaLigaTV for the rest of the season. To get access to all the games, customers should visit premiersports.com and register.

Live stream: With games due to be shown on TV on Channel 435 on Sky, fans can also live stream the matches online via the Premier Player app.

Pre-match coverage will start at 7:30pm BST.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

The last LaLiga meeting between the sides ended in a 2-2 draw at Osasuna.

Goals from Roberto Torres opened and closed the scoring after Ansu Fati and Arthur Melo looked to have completed the comeback for Barca.

Betting odds and tips

  • Barcelona to win: 1/6
  • Osasuna to win: 21/1
  • Draw: 17/2

Odds courtesy of Betfair Exchange. Click here to find out more.

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