Osasuna vs Huesca Predictions and Betting Tips
Estadio El Sada is the stage for the opening game of the week in the LaLiga Santander as Osasuna and Huesca go head-to-head. Both teams have gone quite a number of matches without a victory and as such, we expect to see a highly-competitive encounter with both sides going for the win. Which side will manage to carve out a victory this Friday?
This would be the fifth competitive meeting between both teams. With this being the first meeting in the top-flight, we expect a high-octane encounter. Osasuna has only one win during this period while Huesca has copped two wins. Huesca emerged victorious in their most recent encounter in the Spanish second division via a narrow 1-0 victory.
Los Rojillos keen on getting back to winning ways
Osasuna head into this week's game in search of their first win in three games. With back-to-back losses, their form dipped a bit given that they had managed 10 points from their first six games. However, it is expected that Arrasate and his troops took this international break very serious as they look to give their stay-at-home fans something to cheer about.
They were faced with a tough visit to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in their most recent game. They were on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline as the home side rode to victory. Arrasate and his troops can, however, take comfort from the fact that they didn't concede in open-play given that Ocampos' goal came from the spot.
Newly-promoted Huesca in deep waters
The fact that Huesca is struggling in the Spanish top division was very much expected. However, failing to win a game in nine matches is something to worry about. As such, they're in desperate need of a change in fortune if they're to secure their top-flight status at the end of the season.
They would be looking to do one better than they did in their previous game at home against Eibar. Burgos had initially put the away side ahead, however, his goal was cancelled by a sweetly-placed header from Rafa Mir. Huesca put out a decent performance all-round and will be looking to replicate that, as well as get the result in their game on Friday.
Huesca vs Osasuna Team News
With regards to the away side's injury list, Brasnac is expected to return next month while Avila and Hernandez are both sidelined until next year. Antonio Valera and Moussa Doumbia are both sidelined via shoulder and muscle injuries respectively.
Huesca possible starting XI:
Fernandez; Galan, Siovas, Insua, Lopez; Garcia, Mosquera, Nwakali, Ferreiro; Mir, Sandro
Osasuna possible starting XI:
Herrera; Roncaglia, U. Garcia, D. Garcia, Cruz; Jony, Oier, Moncayola, R. Garcia; Bidimir, Lopez
Huesca vs Osasuna Prediction: 1-1
Huesca head into this game having lost just once at home soil. Although they haven't won any of those games, points against the likes of Atletico Madrid and Valladolid prove they can be tough to beat at home. Osasuna, on the other hand, will be in search of a first win following back-to-back losses. As such, both sets of fans will certainly feel there's a tightly-contested encounter on the cards. However, we don't see a clear winner heading into this game and we believe both sides play out a scoring stalemate.