SD Huesca vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Estadio El Alcoraz (Huesca)
After earning four points in their first two La Liga outings, Huesca have fallen into a crisis and we’ve seen them earn just one point in six games as they host Espanyol for their Matchday 9 clash on Sunday. They now look to finally end the unwanted streak after the break but Francisco’s men are in for another tough challenge here!
Espanyol have enjoyed quite a contrary spell of form recently and sit 5th placed and just two points behind the table-toppers Sevilla, with a great 3-1 win earned over Villarreal now behind them. However, they have had troubles on the road and this does give glimpses of home for the home crowd as well.
Periquitos are yet to earn an away win this term and we’ve seen them bag two points in four trips, as they held off Celta de Vigo and Rayo Vallecano but suffered narrow losses at Deportivo Alaves and Real Madrid. We have seen them scoring goals on the regular but this was hardly enough to see pick-me-ups on the road so far.
Huesca vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
This will be the sides’ first head-to-head clash ever, as Huesca enjoy their first top-flight campaign.
Huesca have proven themselves a tough nut to crack despite struggles for points early on.
Espanyol come as favourites to secure the points but have both scored and conceded numbers of goals lately!
Huesca vs Espanyol: Prediction
We will now stick our necks out for Huesca to show off as a tough side to beat at home ground once again and we’ll go for a Draw here, which comes at 3.30. We have seen them do so ahead of the break too and Espanyol could have troubles turning this one their way.
However, Huesca will have to base such an approach on a tough defensive setup once again and with that in mind, we don’t expect to see many goals on the day. We’ll thus also back Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.66, which does feel like buying money here with the sides’ recent records taken into concern.
Huesca vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
Draw @ 5/2 (3.50)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 5/7 (1.71).