Huesca vs Valladolid (By: Saconex)
Spain La Liga
Huesca (20) vs Real Valladolid (13)
Very important match for Huesca tonight, taking in mind their situation in the bottom of La Liga. It is 11 points up to Rayo Vallecano (17) and a spot above the relegation zone, not impossible but hard enough for the lowest scoring team of the league. Total record is 2-6-13 with 17-39 in goal difference. As mentioned, they are weak in attack and it doesn’t seem like they manage to create problems for many. Also their defence are lacking goals, but they actually managed to keep the clean sheet for the first time this season in the last match vs Real Sociedad (9), ending 0-0. The hosts will miss midfielder Gonzalo Melero & defender Luisinho tonight.
Real Valladolid are placed 13th with 4 points up to Valencia (7) and 4 points down to Celta Vigo (18) & the relegation zone. This match is truly important for this new promoted team as well, not only because they are facing the bottom team and should be capable of winning, but also to continoue winning from last time out when they won 2-1 at home vs Celta Vigo (18). Total record is 6-7-8 with 19-24 in goal difference, and they are really hard to break down on their travels, away record: 3-5-3. Midfielder Michel suspended, will also miss attacking player Duje Cop.
• Real Valladolid won the reverse fixture by 1-0 back in October
• Huesca won this match 1-0 last season in Segunda, Real Valladolid won the reverse fixture by 3-2
I think we can look forward to a tight match between these two. Remember that they were promotion rivals in Segunda last season, and although Huesca grabbed the direct promotion, Valladolid are considered as a better team this season. Overall I think chances are good for this one to be tight, but I still find value on the guests. They are coming from a very important victory at home last time and are probably aware of how important a match like this will be at the end of the season when every point can help them to stay in the league. Huesca simply have to take bigger risks in the upcoming weeks, and specially in a match like this where they probably feels they have to win. Normally a attacking hosting team suits Valladolid very good, so I think chances are good for us to see Valladolid as winners here.
Huesca vs Valladolid predictions
|Valladolid AH +0||Bet365||2.37||7||4-0 LOST (-7 units)|
Huesca vs Valladolid betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Saconex).