Valencia vs Huesca
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 23 December 2018
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia host Huesca in the first game of the day in Spanish Primera Division schedule on Sunday. The Bats will get a nice chance to at least finish the year in a victorious fashion as they endured quite a roller-coaster campaign so far in the season.
Marcelino’s men sit as low as 14th in the league ladder in spite of the fact they lost only three games in the top flight of the Spanish football this term. The reason lies in a ridiculously high number of draws as the Bats drew as many as 10 of 16 league matches so far. Six of eight games Valencia played at Mestalla ended without a winner.
However, the hosts can still get themselves involved in the battle for European positions next season. They are just six points shy of Deportivo Alaves in 6th and ten of Real Madrid in 4th. With still plenty of time to catch up with top-half teams, Valencia can find motivation to produce a strong display against relegation strugglers in the last game of the year.
Valencia vs Huesca: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Valencia vs Huesca: Prediction
La Liga debutants obviously find it very tough to stay competitive in their maiden elite class season. Huesca took only 8 points from 16 games and they are as many as seven points short of safe zone positions halfway through the campaign.
They have a dreadful record on travels with one win, one draw and six defeats in eight games on the road this season. Huesca did manage to save a point last weekend when they drew 2-2 to Villarreal thanks to a 94th-minute goal from Samuele Longo.
Valencia are heavy favourites and we expect them to control the game from the very get go and pick up a demolishing victory at the end. The Bats won four and drew one of past five home matches in all competitions.
Valencia vs Huesca: Bet Tips
Valencia to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Valencia -1.5 handicap @ 2.15 (23/20).