Eibar vs Huesca
2018/19 Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-off at 17:15 UK/ 18:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).
It is a historic moment of Huesca who will be playing their first ever La Liga match this Sunday. Their first opposition will be Eibar, the hosts coming on the back of a brilliant season.
Interestingly, these two sides met during the pre-season friendly and Huesca ended up with a 2-1 win in front of their home crowd.
Eibar finished 9th last term in a season they were playing some tight disciplined football. They were in touching distance of the Europa League qualifying zone as well and could have ended up there if not for dropping too many points at the tail end of the season.
The pre-season didn’t well for the hosts as results are concerned, however having played 9 games, they will be on top fitness. Also, the 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim last week followed by 3-2 wins against Holstein Kiel and 2-1 win over Swansea are confidence boosters.
Huesca finished second in the LaLiga2 to earn their tickets for the first time to Spanish top flight.
The visitors have been active in the preseason as well, playing 7 games and ended up with 4 wins and 3 losses.
Yet, there are positives, the most important one is the 2-1 win against Alaves last week. They also bagged a 2-1 win against Eibar early this month.
Eibar vs Huesca Head-to-head
- The teams met only twice in competitive matches in recent decades and this has to be dated back to 2008/09 season.
- The teams won their respective home matches back then, each game saw the correct full-time score-line of 2-0.
Eibar vs Huesca Prediction
We saw a 2-1 score-line in favor for Huesca when these two teams met in a warm-up match this summer. But, things will be a lot different in competitive affair.
Eibar were easily the meanest defense while playing at home and the La Liga debutants will find it hard to find a way past them this Sunday.
Thus, it is hard to look beyond a home win from this match and the correct full-time score line of 1-0 is the most probable outcome here.
Eibar vs Huesca Betting Tips
FT – Eibar to win @ 8/11 (1.73)
Under 2.5 match goals @ 10/11 (1.91).
Correct full-time score: 1-0 @ 13/2 (7.50).