Osasuna vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Barcelona will be looking to put recent disappointments behind them as they travel to face Osasuna in La Liga.

Xavi’s hopes of progression to the Champions League knockout stages was ended with a 3-0 defeat at Bayern Munich in midweek, and they’ll have to step up their league performances if they want to get back to Europe’s top competition next season.


Osasuna will be looking to pour salt into Barca’s wounds as they sit just two points behind Xavi’s men in the table after an impressive start to the season.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

When is kick off? Sunday 12 December, 15:15 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? El Sadar Stadium
What TV channel is it on? LaLiga TV (UK), ESPN+ (US)
Highlights? La Liga YouTube channel
Referee? Juan Martinez Munuera
VAR? Jesus Gil Manzano

Robert Ibanez

Ibanez is unlikely to feature for Osasuna / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Osasuna boss Jagoba Arrasate will be without winger Rober Ibanez after he sustained a muscle injury after the defeat to Atletico Madrid last month. Jesus Areso also remains out with a wrist injury.

Goalkeeper Juan Perez is a doubt, but Kike could be fit enough for a place on the bench after overcoming a knock.

Jordi Alba

Alba was forced off against Bayern Munich / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Jordi Alba is unlikely to feature for the remainder of the year after his hamstring problem flared up during the defeat to Bayern Munich, while Memphis Depay also picked up a hamstring injury during that game.

Sergi Roberto recently underwent thigh surgery and is set for his own extended spell on the sidelines, where he will join long-term absentees Martin Braithwaite, Sergio Aguero, Ansu Fati and Pedri.

You can read Barcelona’s predicted lineup here.

Ansu Fati, Arthur, Carles Perez, Jordi Alba

Barcelona celebrate / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Barcelona have won their previous two meetings against Osasuna, recording a comprehensive 4-0 win in November of last year.

Osasuna did, however, cause an upset the Camp Nou in the 2019/20 campaign when Roberto Torres struck an injury time winner in a 2-1 victory.

Frenkie De Jong, Ronald Araujo, Sergi Busquets

Barcelona celebrate after de Jong’s strike against Villarreal / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

Barcelona were unfortunate to emerge from last weekend’s 1-0 home defeat to Real Betis with nothing to show for their efforts, but Xavi’s critics will rightly underline that victories over Espanyol and Villarreal were of the fortunate variety.

The mood inside Camp Nou darkened with the midweek Champions League exit and the Barcelona boss will be keen to allay immediate concerns in domestic action.

It could be a nervy 90 minutes for the Barcelona faithful, but they boast the quality to edge it.

Prediction: Osasuna 0-1 Barcelona

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Author: XenBet