Barcelona – Osasuna: Blaugrana heavy favourites to beat unbeaten Osasuna

La Liga Week 4
Saturday September 17, 2011 (19.00 UK)

Camp Nou, Barcelona

Barcelona are heavy favourites to pick up three points from this match but Jose Luis Mendilibar and his unbeaten side will be confident when they step out into the Camp Nou having beaten Sporting Gijon last week and taken a point from Atletico Madrid in the opening match.

Andres Iniesta and Alexis Sanchez are the latest Barcelona players to join Gerard Pique on the injury list and will miss the game on Saturday after both players pulled their hamstring.

Osasuna are without Sergio Fernandez who has also suffered a hamstring injury last weekend and Javad Nekounam, Jon Echaide and Masoud all remain unavailable to face Barcelona. Playmaker Xavi Annunziata and goalkeeper Asier Riesgo trained with the first-team this week and are ready to return to action.

Barcelona (4-3-3):Valdes; Alves; Busquets, Mascherano, Abidal; Keita, Xavi, Fabregas; MEssi, Villa, Pedro
League form: Last five home W-W-W-D-W

Osasuna (4-4-2):Riesgo; Bertr

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