Barcelona vs Huesca
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 2 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona.
Huesca made a dream debut in the top flight of the Spanish football where they are yet to suffer a defeat after two opening rounds.
The recently-promoted outfit claimed four points from away fixtures with Eibar and Athletic Bilbao and they’ll travel to Camp Nou for the tie with the reigning champions Barcelona high on confidence targeting a massive upset. Can they push Barca to limits on Sunday afternoon?
It would not be an impossible scenario based on Barca’s performances in past two games. Yes, the Catalans aged two clean sheet wins, but they were all but impressive en route to these, particularly eight days ago when they were rescued by VAR to leave Estadio Municipal Jose Zorilla victorious.
Blaugrana struggled to create in the final third without Lionel Messi’s inspiration as it was only a single Ousmane Dembele strike which made all the difference between the two sides to help Barca maintain the perfect record.
Barcelona vs Huesca: Head-to-head
This will be the maiden H2H league encounter for these two sides, following Huesca’s historical appearance in the elite class of the Spanish football.
The Copa del Rey draw has, however, joined these two together four years ago when Barcelona took two demolishing wins.
Barcelona went through to the next round 12-1 on aggregate, beating Huesca 0-4 on the road and 8-1 at Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Huesca: Prediction
We certainly won’t see a similar scenario this time around given that the visitors have improved significantly ever since these 2014 cup ties.
Leonardo Franco’s men packed four goals in past two Primera Division outings and Barcelona will have to be much more careful at the back if they want to avoid potential troubles here.
Since Barca’s defensive line revealed signs of vulnerability against Real Valladolid, we find the home win & BTTS as the standout bet at the 2.60 odds here.
The visitors play attacking football under the Argentine manager, meaning we should expect an open contest from the get go. The Over 1.5 goals in the first half pick is paid at the 1.66 odds.
Barcelona vs Huesca: Bet Tips
Barcelona to win & BTTS @ 2.60
Over 1.5 goals in the first half @ 1.66.