Barcelona vs. Osasuna 7/16/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Barcelona 24-7-5, Osasuna 12-12-12
7/16/20 3 pm
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Barcelona is welcoming Osasuna to Camp Nou in round 37 in Spanish LaLiga.
Barcelona is in a tough situation as they are in second place with 79 points, 4 points less than Real Madrid, and with 2 games left in the season, that means Barcelona has to win both of their games, while Real must lose one, and at least die their second game. Barcelona was playing well for most of the season and they have scored 80 goals so far, but those three draws after the restart might have cost Barcelona the title. In their last 3 games, Barcelona has three wins, and they have scored 6 goals during this stretch while conceding only 1 goal. Barcelona was anything but convincing in their last two LaLiga games, and they can be lucky they got three points from each of those games. In their latest LaLiga game against Valladolid on the road, Barcelona has had 65% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 88% of the correct passes. Barcelona got ahead early, in the 15th minute, but after that Barcelona was struggling with scoring goals and the final result was 0-1. Messi has 22 goals and 20 assists for Barcelona this season, while Suarez has 15 goals and 8 assists. Dembele is still injured, while De Jong and Umitit are still questionable. All Barcelona can do is to win their last two games, and no matter what happens, Barcelona must stay in a good form because the Champions League is starting again in August, which is the only chance for Barcelona to win a trophy this season if they don’t win LaLiga.
Osasuna is safely outside the relegation zone with 48 points, and their spot in LaLiga for next season has been secured a while ago. Osasuna could still go up or down a spot, but I don’t think they will get into the Europa League. Osasuna has 48 points, 42 scored goals, and 51 conceded goals, which is enough for 11th place in LaLiga standings. In their last 6 games, Osasuna has 4 wins, 1 draw, and only 1 loss, and if they were playing this soccer a little bit sooner, Osasuna might have been closer tot eh Europa League. Avila is still Osasuna’s top goalscorer with 9 goals, while Garcia added 8 goals. Torres has 7 assists. Ibanez, Avila, and Cardona are injured, while Unai Garcia and Ruben Garcia are still questionable. In their latest LaLiga game against Celta Vigo at home, Osasuna was fantastic with 52% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 71% of the correct passes. Osasuna has won this match 2-1. Overall, this was a good season for Osasuna in which they could still go down another spot or two, but they will stay far away from the relegation zone.
Barcelona’s home record this season is 16-2-0, and they haven’t lost any of their last 10 games. In their last 6 games against Osasuna at home, Barcelona has scored massive 33 goals, and there is no reason to expect anything different in this game. Barcelona was struggling, but they have to score more than one goal to someone.