Villarreal vs Huesca Match Preview & Prediction

Villarreal vs Huesca predictions

Villarreal vs Huesca predictions and match preview for this Sunday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted line ups as the new boys head to the Ceramica.

  • DATE: Sunday 13th September 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 18:30 (local time)
  • VENUE: Estadio La Cerámica

Villarreal vs Huesca Preview


Villarreal vs Huesca prediction

Huesca are back in LaLiga after winning the Segunda Division in July. The Aragonese side will again be one of the favourites for the drop but they look to have some top flight quality in their ranks and will be hoping to show that they can be competitive from the off. Villarreal will be tough opening day opponents though with the Yellow Submarine commencing life under Unai Emery.

The former Arsenal boss returns to Spanish football, replacing Javi Calleja at the Ceramica despite the latter delivering an impressive 5th place finish last term. That will add a little bit of pressure on Emery but he looks to have a squad capable of another top six finish. Their most eye-catching business was their ability to take Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin off neighbours Valencia with limited investment needed on their part, at least in terms of transfer fees.

As for Huesca, they’ve been relatively active in the market too with the likes of Pablo Maffeo and Gastón Silva coming in. They’ve also signed goalkeeper Andrés Fernández from Villarreal and he is set to make his debut against his old team here. Huesca are managed by former Rayo boss Michel and both club and coach will have a point to prove at this level having suffered relegation from the top flight in 2018/19.

Takefusa Kubo and Dani Parejo are both in line to make their debuts for Villarreal in this game with a 4-4-2 formation expected that will see Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcacer continue their promising partnership in attack. 

There will be Japanese involvement for the opposition too with Shinji Okasaki set to lead the line while promising winger Rafa Mir should also start and will be hoping to build on an excellent loan spell at El Alcoraz last term.

Season Previews: Villarreal | Huesca

Villarreal vs Huesca H2H

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Villarreal Wins, 1 Huesca Win, 3 Draws.
  • Huesca haven’t won on any of their 3 visits to this stadium in the 21st Century.
  • They did get a 1-1 draw on their only previous top flight trip in April 2019.
  • Both meetings that season ended level with the sides also drawing 2-2 at El Alcoraz.

Predicted Line Ups

Villarreal Team:

Asenjo – Pedraza, Torres, Albiol, Pena – Gomez, Parejo, Coquelin, Chukwueze – Alcacer, Moreno (4-4-2)

Huesca Team:

Fernandez – Luisinho, Insua, Pulido, Maffeo – Mosquera, Rico – Ferreiro, Real, Mir – Okazaki (4-2-3-1)


Villarreal vs Huesca Predictions


Score Prediction: 3-2 Villarreal

This could be the most watchable game this weekend in Villarreal who are often involved in high-scoring games at the Ceramica. Last term they were strong at home, although weirdly with the exception of games against teams near the bottom which should offer some hope to the visitors who do look like they will have a goal or two in them. Overall though, Villarreal have quite a bit more all-round quality and should emerge from this with maximum points.

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