This week, the 2022-23 edition of La Liga resumes with a new round of matches, and on Tuesday, Osasuna will face Barcelona, led by Xavi, in an important game at the Camp Nou. Osasuna’s performance this season has been inconsistent, and they currently sit in eighth place in the La Liga standings. They suffered a 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad over the weekend and will need to put in significant effort to recover in this upcoming fixture.
Barcelona, on the other hand, is leading the league table and has improved their performance domestically under Xavi’s leadership. The Catalan side won convincingly against Real Betis with a 4-0 score in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result this week.
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Barcelona-Osasuna match preview
On Tuesday night, Barcelona will host Osasuna at Camp Nou in an important match as they seek to secure victory to help them in their bid to win the La Liga title. Barcelona is currently leading the league table by 11 points, while Osasuna is in eighth place, five points behind sixth-placed Real Betis.
After a shock 2-1 defeat to Rayo Vallecano last week, Barcelona bounced back on Saturday with a 4-0 home win over Real Betis. Although Barcelona has been unsuccessful in the Copa del Rey and Europa League, winning the La Liga title would be a significant accomplishment for Xavi’s team.
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Osasuna will be focused on the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid on Saturday, although they still have an opportunity to qualify for the Europa League with a top-six finish in La Liga. Osasuna has 19 points from their away matches this season and has finished in the top 10 in three of their last four seasons.
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Balde; Pedri, Busquets, F de Jong; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Gavi
Osasuna possible starting lineup:
Herrera; Vidal, Aridane, Cruz, M Sanchez; Moncayola, Munoz; Barja, Oroz, M Gomez; Kike
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After a string of poor results, Barcelona bounced back with a convincing win over Real Betis and will be looking to continue their strong form in the La Liga. The team’s star players, Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, registered their names in the score sheet in that game and will be looking to add to their tally.
Although Osasuna have a history of causing problems for Barcelona, the Catalan giants are considered the superior team and are expected to win this fixture. However, Osasuna have shown that they are capable of exceeding expectations and could prove to be a difficult opponent
Prediction: Barcelona 2-1 Osasuna
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Date, kick-off time, venue
The La Liga match between Barcelona and Osasuna will be played on May 2, 2023, at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain. It will kick off at 1:30pm EDT in the USA, 6:30pm BST in the UK, and 11pm in India.