La Liga / CA Osasuna vs FC Barcelona – It hadn’t been expected that Osasuna will have more points after two rounds than Barcelona but that is the case. Returnee to La Liga won and drew in first two rounds, while the reigning champion won in the second round after defeat in the first one. The two teams met the last time three seasons ago and Barcelona won in Pamplona by 3-0.
Game CA Osasuna vs FC Barcelona begins 31.08.2019 at 17:00 CET
Osasuna didn’t have strong rivals in first two rounds but nonetheless its results are surprisingly good. They won four points in a way that they won Leganes away 0-1 and played a goalless draw with Eibar in Pamplona. It means they have not received a goal yet but now their defence will definitely be put to the ultimate test. Some of new players have already earned places in the starting line-up, while some of them haven’t even played yet and will probably have to wait for their debut, given that the team will not change too much. We expect to see on the pitch team that defeated Leganes in the first round.
Probable lineups Osasuna: R. Martinez – N. Vidal, D. Garcia, Aridane, Estupinan – Brasanac, Oier – R. Torres, Moncayola, Ibanez – Avila
It is always expected from Barcelona to win and when they start the new season with a defeat it is naturally considered as a great disappointment. They played at Bilbao, where it is not easy to play regardless of Athletic’s strength and they simply failed to score despite having several chances. In the end Barcelona was punished with a goal and they lost 1-0. When Betis took the lead at Camp Nou in the second round the alarm went off but then Griezmann showed why he was bought. He turned the result up-side down with two goals and then they finished the opponent in just a couple of minutes with three more goals for the final 5-2. The attack worked although Messi and L. Suarez are still out of action, just like Dembele.
Probable lineups FC Barcelona: ter Stegen – Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, J. Alba – de Jong, Busquets, S. Roberto – Perez, Griezmann, Rafinha
Betting Pick: CA Osasuna vs FC Barcelona
Osasuna played well in first two rounds but Barcelona is a totally different story. Barca didn’t excel in the first away match and is weakened but they are still too strong for the home team and we expect their sound victory.
Pick: Asian handicap -1.5 Barcelona
Odds: 2.10 at bet365 (down to 2.00 can be played)
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