Huesca vs Rayo Vallecano preview and prediction for this Friday’s clash in La Liga. Read on for our analysis as two newly promoted sides go head to head.
DATE/TIME – Friday 14th September 2018, 21:00 (CEST)
STADIUM – Estadio El Alcoraz
COMPETITION – La Liga
The Friday night offering this week in La Liga sees two of the newly promoted clubs meet. It will be a historic occasion at the tiny Estadio El Alcoraz as it hosts top flight football for the first time and while it’s not exactly a glamour fixture, it will be a special moment for the town of Huesca. Rayo Vallecano will be aiming to play the role of party-poopers in what will actually be their first match in three weeks.
It has been a far from ideal start to life back in La Liga for the Madrid club. They lost their opening two fixtures, one of them heavily against Sevilla. Then their stadium was ruled unfit for purpose and closed indefinitely meaning their next match against Athletic was postponed and uncertainty continues to mount over the matter going forward. To make matters worse Rayo are now bottom of the pile and the only side without a point.
Huesca already have 4 on the board and they will be delighted with that given all of their opening 3 matches were away. However an 8-2 hammering at Camp Nou last time out was a rude awakening to the level they are now operating at. Leo Franco was perhaps a bit naive in trying to take the game to Barcelona to some extent but all the signs are that they are going to be fairly positive and they should have much more joy here.
Huesca vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction
Score Prediction: Huesca 2-1 Rayo Vallecano
It would be wrong to judge Huesca by the 8 goals they conceded last time out. They showed enough in their opening two games to suggest they could be very competitive at least against teams from mid-table down. There will be a real carnival atmosphere and Rayo might just struggle to get going having gone so long without a game. The break may have thrown them back to square one in terms of match sharpness and overall Huesca look like they could have enough to edge this one and make their home top flight debut one to remember.
Huesca vs Rayo Vallecano Match Stats
- Huesca have won all of their last 4 home games against Rayo.
- Rayo’s last victory on this ground was a 1-0 win in the Segunda in 2009.
- Huesca’s 3 games this term have produced 17 goals, with 10 coming at Camp Nou two weeks ago.
- This will be their first ever top flight home game.
- Rayo have lost 5 of their last 6 competitive games.
One to Watch – Álex Gallar
— Mister Fantasy (@misterleague) September 10, 2018
It has been quite a season for Alex Gallar so far. The 26 year old Catalan has never previously played in the top flight but has 3 goals in 3 games and has been key in Huesca’s bright start to the season.
Predicted Line Ups
Possible Huesca Team:
Werner – Miramon, Pulido, Etxeita, Luisinho – Gallar, Musto, Melero, Gomez – Longo, Hernandez (4-4-2)
Possible Rayo Vallecano Team:
Garcia – Advincula, Ba, Amat, Moreno – Imbula, Medran – Embarba, Trejo, Kakuta – Tomas (4-2-3-1)