The top will play the bottom as Huesca host leaders Barcelona in La Liga this weekend at Estadio El Alcoraz, in Huesca, Spain on Saturday night (IST).
What competition it is? La Liga
Teams: Huesca and Barcelona
Kick Off: Saturday 13 April
Match Timing: 07:45 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Estadio El Alcoraz (7,638)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network. The matches can also be enjoyed on the Facebook App.
For the first time in their history, Huesca made to the top of the Spanish football last season after finishing 2nd in the Segunda Division. Indeed it was a glorious chapter in the history of the club.
But the La Liga was a different animal altogether. As soon as the season started, it seemed that Huesca had a fight on their hand for their survival.
It certainly was the case, despite them starting the season with a 1-2 away win against Eibar.
For the next 16 games that win was Huesca’s only victory in the league, effectively putting them in the serious danger of falling into the Segunda Division.
Huesca have fared a little better in the last 14 games, winning four times. But they could never get themselves out of the bottom three.
As things stand, Huesca are 6 points adrift of safety.
Barcelona meanwhile are heading towards yet another La Liga glory. They are sitting at the top of the table with a huge 11 points separating them from Atletico Madrid.
They should be home and dry as far as the league is concerned, which means, the squad can switch the attention towards the Champions League.
That said, Europe won’t be easy though. Not after how Manchester United managed to suffocate Lionel Messi and his teammate at Old Trafford.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Huesca – W L L L D D
Barcelona – W W W D W W
BAR vs HUE Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Huesca vs Barcelona Team News:
Injured – Huesca will once again be without Luisinho and Carlos Akapo due to injury.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Jorge Miramon has receovere from injury and should be ready to play against Barcelona. Pablo Insua, meanwhile, is carrying a knock and will be assessed before the match.
Note: On-loan Watford striker Cucho Hernandez started the game against Levante last weekend, and will be hoping for anpther start. Though, David Ferreiro is an option as well after coming off the bench in the very same match.
Key Players – Ezequiel Avila, Javi Galan
Injured – Rafinha remains a long-term absentee for Barcelona.
Suspended – Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over Atletico Madrid was marred by the Diego Costa controversy, but the game was overall rough. There were 7 yellow cards and one red-cards in the match. Three were shown to Barca players, including cautions to both Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique. The duo will be serving a ban due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
Questionable – Thomas Vermaelen is listed as questionable ahead of this match.
Note: Following an exhausting night in Manchester, Ernesto Valverde is expected to rotate his squad heavily. Lionel Messi may be rested, or at best, could start from the bench if needed. Suarez is suspended which could see either Malcom or Kevin-Prince Boateng or both leading the lines for the visitors. Ousmane Dembele is fit now and may start on the right wing.
While in the defense, Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet will be partnering as Gerard Pique is suspended for the clash.
Key Players – Coutinho, Malcom, Dembele
BAR vs HUE Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Huesca– Santamaria (GK), Miramon. Mantovani, Dieguez, Galan; Herrera, Rivera, Gomez; Avila, Hernandez, Gallego
Barcelona– Cillessen / Ter Stegen (GK), Roberto, Lenglet, Umtiti, Alba, Alena, Vidal , Arthur, Coutinho, Malcom, Dembele
BAR vs HUE Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Barcelona are used to score in big numbers against Huesca. The first-ever meeting between these two sides ended in an 8-2 win for the Catalan giants. Prior to that encounter, Barca ran ut 12-1 winner on aggregate in the 2014-15 Copa del Rey match.
However, another insane scoreline may not be produced in this match, considering Valverde may look to tweak his playing 11 ahead of the 2nd leg encounter against Manchester United. Still, a win for Barcelona is all we can see.
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