Match Preview: Elche vs Huesca Predictions & Analysis

Elche vs Huesca predictions

Elche vs Huesca predictions and match preview for Saturday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for the head-to-head, team news, betting tips and predicted lineups as two newly promoted teams clash.

  • DATE: Saturday 3rd October 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 18:30 (local time)
  • VENUE: Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga Santander

Elche vs Huesca Preview

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Two newly promoted sides clash at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on Saturday. Elche and Huesca both secured excellent results in midweek which should enable them to take confidence into this game. However both will know that there is a long season ahead and games like this against likely relegation rivals will be key.

Elche only started their season last weekend, losing 3-0 at home to Real Sociedad. They only managed to have 5 shots on goal in that game with 27 faced, an ominous sign for the newly promoted club who are still trying to get deals done to bolster their squad following a late end to last term.

To give Jorge Almiron’s side immense credit, they responded brilliantly to that defeat, by winning their opening away game at Eibar in midweek. Summer signing Lucas Boye finished well to score the only goal of the match in the First Half.

Huesca meanwhile are yet to win since returning to the top flight, but they have had some tough fixtures and will take encouragement from recent performances with draws away to Valencia and at home to Atletico Madrid over the past week. They are clearly a side that is going to be able to get a foothold in games and they keep the ball quite well but they could perhaps do with bringing another attacking player in before the window closes with just 2 goals scored in 4 games so far a slightly worrying sign.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Elche Wins, 1 Huesca Win, 3 Draws.
  • Huesca are unbeaten in their last 3 games against Elche.
  • They took 4 points from the Segunda Division meetings last term, drawing 1-1 here and winning 2-0 at El Alcoraz.
  • The last 3 meetings in Elche have all ended 1-1.

Team News

Elche aren’t likely to change too much here having stumbled on a winning formula at Eibar. They should go 3-4-3 again with Lucas Boye leading the line and Pere Milla and Tete Morente operating either side of him.

Pablo Maffeo is Huesca’s main absentee while Pedro Lopez is also a doubt which may prompt a defensive reshuffle which could see Jorge Pulido move across to right-back.

Predicted Elche Starting Lineup:

Edgar – Josema, Verdu, Calvo – Fidel, Mfulu, Raul Guti, Josan – Milla, Boye, Morente (3-4-3)

Predicted Huesca Starting Lineup:

Fernandez – Galan, Siovas, Silva, Pulido – Rico, Mosquera, Seoane – Garcia, Mir, Ferreiro (4-3-3)


Elche vs Huesca Predictions


Score Prediction: Elche 0-1 Huesca

Elche did brilliantly to get their first win in midweek but overall they still look like a side that is going to struggle this season. Huesca look a slightly more settled outfit with a bit more creativity in their ranks and they may just edge this one.

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