Huesca vs Real Betis
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 5 January 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio El Alcoraz (Huesca).
Huesca were so unlucky to concede a late stoppage-time goal and eventually suffer a last-gasp defeat to Valencia in their final fixture of the year away at Mestalla. They thus completed a dreadful year in the top flight debut given the team took no more than 8 points from opening 17 games of the campaign. It is enough only for the very foot of the Primera Division standings. Can Francisco and his men turn a corner and get their campaign up and running at the start of 2019?
The first test will be a tough one as in-form Real Betis come to visit El Alcoraz. Los Beticos jumped to 6th place after winning three and drawing one of last four league matches. They tightened things up at the back and have only conceded two goals in past seven fixtures across competitions. The clash with the rock-bottomed Huesca should really give them a nice opportunity to keep such splendid form going and try and challenge top-four positions.
Huesca vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
This will be the fifth head to head clash between the two teams, the first since 2010/11 Segunda Division campaign.
Betis won two and drew two of previous four ties netting at least a goal in each of games along the way.
Both teams scored in three of four H2H matches between these two likes.
Huesca vs Real Betis: Prediction
Huesca boast the weakest defensive record in the league with 34 conceded goals in 17 matches. They did not impress at the other end either netting just six goals in eight home outings this term. Huesca are the only team in the competition without a home win (four draws and dour defeats in eight games at El Alcoraz).
Knowing they’ll be up against Betis who won five and drew two of last seven outings in all competitions, the away victory looks to be the only logical option here. You can back it at the odds of 2.15.
Huesca vs Real Betis: Bet Tips
Real Betis to win @ 2.15 (21/20)
Real Betis to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).