Barcelona will be aim to move one step closer to clinching the La Liga title when it hosts Osasuna at Camp Nou on Tuesday. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in La Liga.
Barcelona: Back to Winning Ways
Barcelona suffered a shock 2-1 loss at Rayo Vallecano last week but managed to return to winning ways on Saturday, recording a 4-0 victory over Real Betis at Camp Nou. Not only was it a positive night in terms of the scoreline, but there were also returns from injury for Andreas Christensen and Ousmane Dembele.
The leaders are 11 points ahead of second-placed Real Madrid with six games to go till the end of the season. Only a miracle will prevent Barcelona from winning the league this term. Reclaiming the title from Real Madrid will be seen as a huge positive moment for Xavi and his troops.
Barcelona has been going through a little bit of a sticky spell until it emphatically hammered Real Betis on Saturday. That result means Xavi’s outfit has now won 13 of their 16 home league fixtures this season, keeping a clean sheet in all but one, so we will continue to include Barca in our La Liga picks and parlays.
Sergi Roberto is out with a hamstring injury, and the Spaniard faces a battle to return before the end of the campaign. Marcos Alonso, Franck Kessie, and Jordi Alba are among those pushing for starts, but it would not be a surprise to see the trio feature among the substitutes for the first whistle once again.
Osasuna: Ups and Downs
Osasuna failed to find the back of the net in its last match, a 2-0 defeat at home to Real Sociedad, which means it has won only three of its last 10 outings. Jagoba Arrasate’s troops have drawn a blank in four of those matches, including away games at Valencia and Mallorca.
However, Osasuna is having a pretty decent season so far. It is in a very high 8th place with 44 points to its name and still has a chance to reach one of the positions for European competitions, but also has a slightly more difficult schedule until the end of the season.
Therefore, Osasuna will be determined to return to winning ways on Tuesday, but it would be fair to say that its main objective is the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid on Saturday. A win in that match would see it qualify for next season’s Europa League, adding further importance to the match, so if you’re betting online, you should not back Osasuna on Tuesday.
Darko Brasanac is a long-term absentee for the visitors with a serious knee injury, while David Garcia is a huge doubt due to a muscular problem.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Head-to-Head
After a run of only one victory in four matches against Osasuna in all competitions, Barcelona has won their last two matchups, scoring six goals in the process. The hosts have been the best defensive side in La Liga this season and have conceded only 11 goals in their 32 league games. On top of that, Barcelona is unbeaten at home this term, winning 13 in 16 games.
Osasuna allowed eight goals in its previous two games at this venue.
Despite his poor run of form, Robert Lewandowski is the frontrunner to win the Pichichi trophy and has scored 19 goals so far in La Liga.
Barcelona vs Osasuna Match Information
- Match: Barcelona (25-4-3) vs Osasuna (12-8-12)
- Location: Camp Nou, Barcelona
- Day/Time: Tuesday, May 2, 1:30 p.m. ET
- Barcelona vs Osasuna Live stream: fubo.tv
Barcelona vs Osasuna Betting Lines
Barcelona vs Osasuna Picks and Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -500 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest La Liga odds, while the goal line is set at three.
Barcelona is eight points away from mathematically winning the league title and could clinch the trophy by winning three of its remaining six matches in La Liga. Osasuna’s main objective is next weekend’s cup final against Real Madrid, and we expect the team to rest some of its key players. On top of that, it is struggling to find the back of the net on the road and is playing against the best defensive side in La Liga, so for better odds, we will combine the moneyline with the goals market.
The FC Barcelona are listed at -525 in our Vegas Soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on FC Barcelona, you have a chance to win $19. The Osasuna are +1300, offering a chance to win $1300 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives FC Barcelona 84.00% chance to win, with Osasuna at 7.14%