The race to recover the La Liga title for Barcelona has never been real for the Catalan Giants. The side will be looking to overturn their fails as they host side Osasuna for Matchday 37. The match schedules at Camp Nou with kickoff at 22:00 GMT.
Barcelona had a rough start since the restart recording some impressive performances and shocking loses. This gave way for their bitter rivals Los Blancos to gain a four-point lead. The Los Blancos have only one win to clinch the La Liga title for the third time in eight years.
Coach Setien will be hoping the side Villarreal push forward their winning form to record a win at Santiago Bernabeu. The Catalan Giants are currently second on the table with 79 points. A win this Thursday could gain them close to their rivals provided a loss is on course for the side.
However, Osasuna will prove to be a hard nut for the Giants. Both sides had to share their spoils in a 2-2 draw for their first encounter in the season. The Catalans remain unbeaten in their last seven editions of this H2H clash. The last triumph of Osasuna against the Giants dates back to 2012.
Barcelona v. Osasuna Head to Head
Both sides have 22 games between them with Barcelona taking home 14 wins against Osasuna with only two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Real Vallavoid 0-1 Barcelona
Barcelona 1-0 Espanyol
Villarreal 1-4 Barcelona
Barcelona 2-2 Atletico Madrid
Celta Vigo 2-2 Barcelona
Osasuna 2-1 Celta Vigo
Real Betis 3-0 Osasuna
Osasuna 0-0 Getafe
Eibar 0-2 Osasuna
Osasuna 2-1 Leganes
Barcelona Team News
Winger Dembele has had a fair share of injuries making only nine appearances the entire season. The Frenchman sets to miss out the entire of the season. De Jong faces calf problems are remains a doubt despite back to training.
Forward Griezzman came off their match against Vallavoid with a muscle injury and remains on the sidelines. Despite signing for Juventus, Arthus is in contention for a start. However, there are worries over tonsilitis.
Osasuna Team News
Coach Arrasate faces injury woes in the camp ahead of the clash. The recent addition to the injury list at the camp includes winger Robert Ibanez with gastric problems. Forward Chimy Aliva who has been out since January due to a cruciate ligament rupture is back to training but is unlikely to feature.
Prediction and Odds
Barcelona will not hold out anything less than a win to secure a chance to coming close to taking the La Liga title from their rivals.
Goals Over 2.5
Most Goals 2H