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BAR vs OSN Dream11 Prediction | La Liga | Osasuna vs Barcelona, Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

BAR vs OSN Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

Barcelona will pay a visit to the newly promoted CA Osasuna in the 3rd round of the 2019-20 La Liga season, looking for their 2nd consecutive win.

Osasuna are back in the top-flight after a gap of three years. The first and the biggest target for them will be to pass the first season hurdle and then lay their foundation for the unseeable future.

The Gorritxoak Los Rojillos have made a good start to the new season, recording a win and a draw in the first two league games.

Barcelona, meanwhile, recovered from their opening game defeat with a 5-2 win over Real Betis last week.


Match Details:

The La Liga match will be played between Osasuna and Barcelona at El Sadar Stadium, in Pamplona, Navarre, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 18,735.
The game will start at 08:30 PM (IST), on Saturday, August 31.


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Recent form (Last six matches)
Osasuna –
L L W W L W
Barcelona – W W W W W W


Osasuna Team News:

  • No fresh injury concerns for the hosts ahead of this game. Their injury lists comprise of usual suspects in the form of Kike Barja, Inigo Perez and Unai Gracia.

Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

  • Oier Sanjurjo Maté missed the last weekend’s game due to an injury he suffered in the opening game. But the manager Jagoba Arrasate confirmed in his pre-match media briefing that he expects his defensive midfielder to be fit for the clash, having trained with the first team all week.
  • The manager may also welcome back Luis Perea to the matchday squad, following his recovering from a knock which kept him out from the last match.

Osasuna Probable XI:

Ruben Martinez (GK), Vidal, Garcia​, Hernandez, Estupinan, Ibanez, Tollar / Oier Sanjurjo (if fit), Brasanac, Torres, Avila, Cardona


Barcelona FC Team News:

  • Lionel Messi is not yet at 100% match fitness and will miss the game against Osasuna. The Argentine superstar is likely to return to action only after the international break.
  • In addition, Ousmane Dembele, Paul Neto, and Luis Suarez remain on the sidelines as well for the defending champions.

Possible ins or outs of this game:

  • Don’t expect Ernesto Valverde to flirt with the playing 11 which thrashed Real Betis 5-2 last weekend.
  • Carles Pérez scored his first senior La Liga goal for Barcelona and did more than enough to earn another start, while Rafinha will start alongside Antoine Griezmann in the attack.
  • Frenkie de Jong was in Monaco to collect his UEFA midfielder of the season award, and manager may decide to go with Arturo Vidal in the midfield to save the former Ajax star from exhaustion.

Barcelona Probable XI:

​Ter Stegen (GK), Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Roberto, Busquets, de Jong / Vidal, Perez, Rafinha, Griezmann


Likely to score:

  • For Osasuna: Chimy Avila, Ruben Martinez
  • For Barcelona: Rafinha, Antoine Griezmann

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Chimy Avila: The 25-year-old Argentine may not be a household name but he is good, a kind of player you just can’t predict what they may offer. With Osasuna at home, expect the No-9 to at least trouble Barcelona’s backline.


Antoine Griezmann: The 2nd goal against Real Betis was one of the reasons why Barcelona went with all guns blazing for his signature. The 29-year-old Frenchman has more than enough capacity to fill the big boots of Lionel Messi for a short period of time.

Last season:

  • Games: 49
  • Goals: 21
  • Assists: 11

Rafinha: With Barcelona’s front three missing out with injuries, the 26-year-old Rafinha has the chance to grab this opportunity. He had a good game against Athletico Bilbao after coming on a substitute for Luis Suarez.

Strength:

  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Key Passing

Suggested combination:


BAR vs OSN Dream11 potential winner:
Barcelona should at least get a draw here.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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