Barcelona vs Huesca | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Barcelona are arguably the biggest and most popular football club in Spain. A certain team from the Spanish capital may have something to say about that but Barcelona are the defending La Liga champions heading into this season. Ernesto Valverde did a great job to steer the Catalan giants to the title in his first season in charge and will want to the same in 2018/19. Last season, Huesca made history as they achieved promotion to La Liga for the first time. They reached the playoffs the season before but fell to Getafe in the semi-final. However, Huesca came back stronger last season and secured promotion with a 2-0 win over Lugo. Huesca will be the favourites to go down this season.
Every time Barcelona step onto the pitch at the Camp Nou they are not only expected to win but they are expected to do so in style. While they have improved defensively under Valverde, players including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are always going to score goals and Barcelona are set to entertain in this match. Huesca won promotion so they could travel to stadiums like the Camp Nou and take on Barcelona. While there will be plenty of excitement, the nerves are sure to set in as kick-off approaches and the players walk out to the pitch. Can Huesca keep it together and make a fight of it or will they get blown away by the hosts?
Barcelona have made the perfect start to La Liga, winning both their games this season. They started at home against Deportivo Alaves and despite going in at half-time level, Barcelona came out in the second half and scored three unanswered goals. The away match at Real Valladolid proved tricky due to the awful playing surface and Barcelona were happy to come away with a narrow 1-0 win.
Huesca have made a great start to life in La Liga and travel to the Camp Nou defending an unbeaten record. They started with a trip to Eibar, who did well last season and defeated them 2-1 to pick up a great away win. Huesca could not repeat the feat in their following match but did pick up a point thanks to a 2-2 draw at Athletic Bilbao, which was another good result. Confidence will be high ahead of this huge game for the club.
Barcelona vs Huesca | Head-to-Head
Interestingly, there are no head-to-head records for Barcelona and Huesca. However, the latter have played the Barcelona B team 8 times, winning 4 games but this is going to be a massive step up in quality.
Odds and Predictions
Barcelona are the big favourites when they play at home against any team but when it comes to playing a team such as Huesca, the bookmakers can see only one winner. They are so confident Barcelona are going to win the match, the defending champions are priced at just 1.083 to take maximum points. Huesca are way out at a massive 29.00 and the draw is 11.00. We should see plenty of goal mouth action in this game, with much of it coming from the home team. Barcelona have scored an average of 2.77 goals per game in their last nine La Liga home matches and will be hoping to boost that record. You can get 2.20 for Barcelona to win and over 4.5 goals. Lionel Messi has already got 2 goals to his name this season and the Argentine forward will see this match as an opportunity to add to his total. Messi to score anytime and Barcelona to win 4-0 is 8.00.
Barcelona vs Huesca | Top Betting Tip: Barcelona (4-0)
Huesca have made a good start to the season but this is going to be a very tough assignment. Barcelona are already looking good in defence of their title and should win this match without a great deal of difficulty.