Primera Division Gameweek 17
Dec 12, 2021 KO: 15:15

Osasuna - Barcelona

Estadio El Sadar Pamplona
Referee: Juan Martínez
  12' Nicolás González
Garcia 14'  
  49' Ezzalzouli
Ávila 86'  

Match preview

Dembele dropped? How Barcelona could line up against Osasuna

Barcelona manager Xavi will have to overcome a number of injuries for his side to beat Osasuna and get back to winning ways on Sunday

Barcelona manager Xavi will be desperate to get the club back to winning ways this weekend when they travel to Osasuna in La Liga.

The Catalan giants were once again humbled by Bayern Munich and then subsequently knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages. A relatively new low for Barcelona.

As such, their young manager will be keen to prove there’s still life left in this tired and battered squad and in Osasuna they may have an ideal opponent to vent their frustration. However, Xavi will have to overcome a number of injuries to do just that.

In defence, the Spanish manager will once again call on Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to play in goals, behind a back four of Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo and then Sergino Dest at right back.

Fortunately for Barca, they will have strength in the middle of the pitch, where a midfield trio of Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets and Gavi should be able to wrestle control of the game in their team’s favour.

Up front Xavi will have to make a call on Ousmane Dembele’s fitness, but it seems unlikely that the club can afford to rest the French star. He’ll surely keep his place in attack, alongside Memphis Depay and Abde Ezzalzouli.

How Barcelona could line up against Osasuna

Match statistics

Osasuna
Statistics
Barcelona
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
7
7
Draws
6
6
Losses
7
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
23
21
Goals Per Game
1.15
1.05
More > 2.5 Goals
8
9
More > 3 Goals
6
3
Scored First in a Match
10
8
Scored Both Halves
3
2
Won More > 1 Goal
2
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
24
24
Did Not Score
8
8
Both Teams Scored
9
8
Kept Clean Sheet
7
6
Won Without Conceding
3
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
556
-
Possession
45
-
Passes
383
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
11
12
Shots on Target
3.53
3.95
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.09
Crosses
13
-
Offsides
2.06
2.74
Penalties
0.25
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
18
-
Interceptions
8.00
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
21
-
Total Shots Conceded
11
10
Shots on Target Conceded
4.22
3.58
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.13
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
14
14
Yellow Cards
2.10
2.15
Red Cards
0.05
0.05

Injuries

  1. Muscle Strain image description
  2. Thumb / Wrist Injury image description
  3. Muscle Strain image description
  4. Heart Condition image description
  5. Hamstring image description
  6. Tendon injury image description
  7. Knee Injury image description
  8. Hamstring image description
  9. Hamstring image description
  10. Tendon injury image description
  11. Muscle Strain image description