Huesca vs Espanyol predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as Rubi returns to Huesca, who are under new management again.
DATE/TIME – Sunday 21st October 2018, 18:30 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – El Alcoraz
COMPETITION – La Liga
This is a big day in the context of Huesca’s debut top flight season. They sacked coach Leo Franco following defeat at Valladolid last time out and will be hoping for an immediate response under new management. They won’t find it easy though against an Espanyol side who have made an impressive start to the season.
The new Huesca boss is Francisco, best known for an 18-month spell in charge his hometown club Almeria between 2013 and 2014, when the Andalusians were a top flight club. He has since coached UCAM Murcia and Lugo in the lower leagues, losing more matches than he won in both cases and he has a massive job on his hands as he takes charge of a Huesca side that has taken just 1 point from their last 5 games and sits bottom of the pile.
Espanyol have no such worries with their new boss Rubi inspiring a good start that has seen them take 14 points from their opening 8 games. He was of course the man who guided Huesca to promotion last term so it will be interesting to see what kind of reaction he receives from the home fans.
All but 2 of Espanyol’s points have come at home though and they will need to start picking up a few wins on the road if they are to stand much chance of maintaining a serious top six challenge. This is certainly an away game in which they will be targeting maximum points from.
Huesca vs Espanyol Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Leo Franco can perhaps count himself a little bit unlucky to have lost his job. Some of Huesca’s performances haven’t been that bad with only Barcelona and Atletico Madrid managing to beat them by more than a goal. With a bit of a bounce from having a new man in charge, they should get a result here but Espanyol look a disciplined outfit and ought to leave with a point.
Huesca vs Espanyol H2H
- This is the first ever competitive meeting between the clubs.
One to Watch – Both Coaches!
Francisco habló posible alineación Huesca jornada 9 – https://t.co/5JxnBZ78vf pic.twitter.com/ZNzoLKjBqN
— Futbolistos (@FutbolistosEs) October 19, 2018
There will be as much interest in the coaches as the players here. Rubi returns to the club he steered to promotion last term while Francisco is looking for a bright start as he takes charge of Huesca for the first time.
Keep tabs on all our La Liga predictions this weekend.
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Predicted Line Ups
Jovanovic – Akapo, Semedo, Pulido, Miramon – Melero, Musto, Avila, Gomez, Gallar – Hernandez (4-5-1)
Lopez – Vila, Hermoso, Lopez, Lopez – Granero, Roca, Darder – Garcia, Iglesias, Perez (4-3-3)
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