Espanyol vs Huesca
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Cornella de Llobregat).
Huesca saw a glimmer of hope after impressive back-to-back league wins over Real Valladolid and Girona, but they returned to the old habits falling 0-1 at home to Athletic Bilbao on Monday evening.
Francisco’s men thus still sit at the very foot of the Primera Division standings and are as many as six points shy of the safe zone. They travel to Cornella de Llobregat to play Espanyol in the first game of Matchday No 25 on Friday evening at RCDE Stadium.
The Budgerigars began the season in a terrific fashion, but their form saw an enormous slide of late. They are 14th with only a ten-point cushion on the rock-bottomed Huesca, meaning a defeat here could seriously compromise their top flight status.
Espanyol vs Huesca: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Espanyol claimed a 0-2 victory when they first met Huesca last October at Estadio El Alcoraz.
Espanyol vs Huesca: Prediction
This is definitely one of last opportunities for La Liga debutants Huesca to catch up with the rest of the league. They have a complicated ties against Sevilla upcoming, meaning only a win here would give them right to dream of survival.
Francisco has reasons to be thrilled with his men’s recent defensive performances as it is fair to say Huesca were super tough to break down of late. The visitors shipped just one goal in last four league affairs.
Espanyol also managed to recover from recent failure by going unbeaten in last three league ties. They drew two and won one in the process as last weekend saw them hold Valencia to a goalless draw at Mestalla.
The match has a massive importance for both sides and we expect to see a huge battle at the center of the park and very few goal-scoring chances at both ends.
Espanyol vs Huesca: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw at the half time @ 2.20 (6/5).