Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
High-flying Barcelona will look to extend their winning run to four games when they welcome Osasuna to their Camp Nou on Sunday. The Catalan giants have been in a fine form ever since the club chiefs signed Aubameyang, Torres, and Traore in January, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the visit of Osasuna. All Alex Balde, Ansu Fati, Samuel Umtiti, and Sergi Roberto are out of contention through injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Aforementioned new signing Aubameyang should continue to lead the line for the hosts. Los Rojillos, on the other hand, did well to beat Villarreal at home at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Camp Nou showdown. Even though Jesus Areso should be the only absentee in the away side, we are tempted to put our money on Barca, who look unstoppable at the moment.
Highlighted Player (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang):
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the most famous Gabonese player and he is the first footballer from Gabon to appear in Bundesliga. Aubameyang played for the likes of Dijon, Lille, Monaco and St. Etienne in the past before joining Borussia Dortmund on July, 2013. The pacey attacker signed a five-year contract with the Millionaires and he has been producing outstanding performances with the Signal-Iduna-Park outfit ever since.
Aubameyang impressed in the 2015–16 Bundesliga, scoring 25 goals in 31 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, but that did not help Thomas Tuchel’s men win the domestic trophy. Speaking of his international career, the 187-cm-tall striker made his Gabon debut on 25 March, 2009 and he scored his first goal for the national team in a 3-2 win over Morocco.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped Gabon make it to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. It has to be noted, though, that he played for France U-21 team in the past. Aubameyang was born in Laval, France on 18 June, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Osasuna):
Osasuna are a Basque football team that plays in Spanish La Liga. Los Rojillos are based in Pamplona and and the club were founded in 1920. Estadio El Sadar has been the home of Osasuna since 1967 and the capacity of the stadium is 19,800.
The colour of Osasuna’s home kit is red, while the team’s shorts are navy blue. Los Rojillos dropped to the Segunda Division at the end of the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, but they did not spend too many time in the Spanish second tier. The club returned to the elite division in 2016 after beating Girona in the play-offs.
Osasuna made it to the Spanish Copa del Rey final in 2005, but they eventually lost to Real Betis after extra time in the title game. The meaning of the word Osasuna is “health” in Basque and it is used in a sense of strength.