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Barcelona to score over 3.5 goals has paid out regularly at the Camp Nou recently and should do so again on Sunday night

Ahead of next week's Clasico, Barcelona could not have hoped for a better game hosting Osasuna in what should be a comfortable win for the Catalans. Wednesday's Champions League success over Manchester City saw a much improved showing from Tata Martino's team and they should be caused few problems by the visitors.

Paddy Power price a home win at a 1/14 (1.07) while an unlikely away success is available at 25/1 (26.00).

Of course the side from Pamplona restricted the champions to a 0-0 draw at El Sadar earlier on in the season, yet Osasuna away from home are an extremely different prospect and backing Barca to score plenty of goals seems like being the best way forward.

Searching for ways to back Barca at home is a complex issue, but the price of 5/6 (1.83) for them to score four or more seems worthy of consideration.

This fixture has a history of being one sided with Osasuna's last three visits to the Camp Nou seeing them defeated, 5-1, 4-0 and 8-0.

Whenever relegation strugglers have visited Barca recently this bet has comfortably paid out, proving to be the correct selection in both of the Blaugrana's last two home league matches against Rayo and Almeria respectively.

With Lionel Messi looking supremely dangerous midweek against Manchester City, the Argentine will fancy his chances of getting on the scoresheet and helping his side to a straightforward, goal-filled victory.

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid

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