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Huesca vs Barcelona Prediction & Match Preview

SD Huesca vs Barcelona
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 3 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio El Alcoraz (Huesca).

Huesca and Barcelona, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2020/21 La Liga campaign, face each other at Estadio El Alcoraz on Matchday 17.

Huesca have been struggling on the travels of late, but they suffered only one defeat in the previous six home games.

Pablo Insua returns from suspension, while former Valencia attacker Rafa Mir is pushing for a start. Barca, on the other hand, dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Eibar.

The Catalan giants are eight points behind their bitter rivals Real Madrid in the La Liga standings, and, no doubt, they will go all guns blazing at Huesca.

Since Leo Messi should be fit to face the newcomers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the title-chasing side. Yet another good news for boss Ronald Koeman is that Jordi Alba returns from suspension.

SD Huesca vs Barcelona Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Huesca Barcelona played so far 4 matches.
Huesca won 0 direct matches. Barcelona won 3 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 5.75 goals per Match.

SD Huesca vs Barcelona Prediction

Huesca in actual season average scored 1.19 goals per match. In 5 (62.50%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 2 (25.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Barcelona average scored 2.17 goals per match in season 2021. In 7 (70.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Huesca will again be unable to call upon Pablo Maffeo through injury, while Sandro Ramirez is doubtful, meaning that Shinji Okazaki should be given the nod in the final third of the field.

Pablo Insua is back from a suspension, although it would not be a surprise to see Dimitrios Siovas and Jorge Pulido retain their positions in the middle of the defence.

Javi Ontiveros and David Ferreiro should also feature in the final third of the field, while Mikel Rico and Pedro Mosquera are likely to retain their midfield positions for the league's basement side.

Barca will again be without the services of Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto and Gerard Pique through injury, while Philippe Coutinho is also facing a long period on the sidelines with a knee problem.

Jordi Alba is available following a suspension, though, and should come into the starting side, while Lionel Messi has returned to training following an ankle issue and should feature in the first XI.

Dembele's goal off the bench against Eibar could be enough to earn him a starting role at the expense of Antoine Griezmann, while Sergio Busquets should also return in the middle of the park.

Huesca possible starting lineup:
Fernandez; Lopez, Pulido, Siovas, Galan; Mosquera, Rico; Ferreiro, B Garcia, Ontiveros; Okazaki

Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, De Jong; Braithwaite, Pedri, Dembele; Messi