Huesca vs Valladolid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 1 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio El Alcoraz (Huesca).
Valladolid picked up a massive 2-1 comeback victory over ten-man Celta Vigo on Sunday morning to go five points clear off the red zone.
The win ended Pucela’s seven-game winless streak. Sergio’s ,men showed fantastic team spirit to come back from behind after conceding an early 16th minute opener from Pione Sisto.
Oscar Plano was the main catalyst for the turnaround as he delivered a goal and assist apiece by 69th minute of the affair at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla.
Sergio’s troops will have a nice opportunity to make it back-to-back league wins in the first game of the Matchday No 22 as they travel to El Alcoraz to play the rock-bottomed Huesca on Friday evening.
La Liga debutants made a solid start to the season, but it lasted only a couple of rounds as top flight proved too strong for them at the moment. Huesca sit at the very foot of the ladder with just 12 points from 21 games.
The safe zone is nine points away and only a miracle can prevent their instant return to Segunda Division.
Huesca vs Valladolid: Head-to-head
These two likes battled it out together in the previous term of Segunda Division when teams snatched a single win apiece in their double header.
Valladolid picked up a narrow 1-0 victory when they met Huesca in early-October last year at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla.
Both teams scored just once in last five head to head outings.
Valladolid only won one of six away fixtures with Huesca.
Huesca vs Valladolid: Prediction
Even though they are set to play the weakest opposition in the competition, it should not be a one-way street for the visitors. Huesca will come into this with an improved confidence after holding the in-form Real Sociedad side to a goalless draw last weekend away at Anoeta.
The team led by Francisco thus ended a two-loss thread. They actually lost only one of past three league ties at El Alcoraz (2-2 draw to Villarreal, 2-1 win over Betis and 0-3 loss to Atletico Madrid).
Still, Huesca have by far the weakest defense in the league, but Valladolid scored just 9 goals in 11 away matches. Since Francisco’s men kept a clean sheet away at Sociedad last time out, we will go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option here.
Huesca vs Valladolid: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).