Barcelona v Osasuna Betting: Scare on the cards for Catalans

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After a winner in El Clasico, our Spanish expert Phil Kitromilides believes there could be value in backing the visitors to score at the Camp Nou

It has been a season of highs and lows for Barcelona, yet Sunday's euphoric victory in El Clasico could yet see the Catalans retain their league title.

Luis Enrique's men now top La Liga with five games to play and while Real Madrid are level on points with a game, the manager has a real chance of leaving the Camp Nou in May with another league title.

Wednesday evening sees them host bottom side Osasuna who are all but mathematically relegated, with the Pamplona outfit eight points from safety with only 15 points left to play for.

Sirigu - Osasuna

Osasuna have only won three of their 33 league games this season and Betfair offer them at a massive 65/1 (66.00) to record an unlikely win in Catalonia, while Barca are offered at just 3/100 (1.03) and the draw can be backed at 18/1 (19.00).

Of course, this is a game that Barcelona must surely win and the market is as one-sided as you would expect with the leaders of La Liga hosting the bottom side. Against teams from the lower echelons of the table at home however, Barcelona have conceded goals.

Indeed, struggling Sporting Gijon and Leganes have both netted at the Camp Nou, while Granada restricted them to a 1-0 win and 15th-placed Malaga to a 0-0 draw.

GFX Barcelona Osasuna betting

That is not to say that Wednesday's match will not be a straightforward home win, yet there could be some interest in the price of 11/10 (2.10) for both teams to score. This looks to be potentially the best value bet for punters, with the price of 1/2 (1.50) for Barcelona to score four goals or more an indication of just how difficult it is to find an angle to back the hosts. 

Lionel Messi, the two-goal hero of Sunday's win over Real Madrid, is offered at 11/50 (1.22) to add to his total of 31 league goals, while Osasuna's excellent forward Sergio Leon could be of interest to net at 9/2 (9.50) with the 28-year-old already scoring against the likes of Madrid and Sevilla this term. 

Both teams to score at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1pt stake with Betfair Sportsbook

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