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Alves To Start, Dest On The Bench | 4-3-3 Barcelona Predicted Lineup Vs Osasuna

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Barcelona will welcome Osasuna at the Nou Camp on Sunday night as they look to secure a victory in front of their home fans. The Catalan outfit emerged victorious by a narrow 2-1 scoreline in La Liga last weekend when they got the better of Elche away from home.

Xavi will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to name Dani Alves in his starting XI. We can expect the Barca boss to go with a strong first team for this game at Catalonia.

4-3-3 Barcelona Predicted Lineup To Face Osasuna


Marc-André ter Stegen will function in between the sticks for the Spanish outfit this weekend. Gerard Pique will resume his centre-back partnership with Ronald Araujo as they focus on keeping things tidy on the defensive end of the field throughout the 90 minutes.

Dani Alves will probably get the nod to start at right-back while Jordi Alba fills in on the other flank as the left-back. Both Barca full-backs will be given the freedom to get forward and create chances for the front players.

Oscar Mingueza will offer cover for the defensive positions on Xavi’s bench.

Barcelona’s Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo, Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Nico Gonzalez and Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique celebrate their victory at the end of the Spanish league football match between Elche CF and FC Barcelona at the Martinez Valero stadium in Elche on March 6, 2022. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP) (Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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The Catalan giants could go with a midfield three of Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets and Pedri as they try to enjoy more possession at the centre of the park and engineer some clear-cut chances to win this league game.

Nico Gonzalez will have to settle for a spot on the bench as he awaits his opportunity to shine in the second half if required.


Adama Traore will focus on putting his pace to good use down the left flank while Ferran Torres hopes to impress from the right-wing.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will spearhead Xavi’s attack on his own in the final third. We can expect Luuk de Jong to provide cover for the Gabon international on the bench. Gavi will join him there as well. Both of them could come on to feature in the latter stages if Barca are in need of a goal by then.

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