Huesca vs Real Betis match preview and predictions for Monday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Manuel Pellegrini’s side travel to El Alcoraz.
- DATE: Monday 11th January 2021
- KICK-OFF: 21:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: El Alcoraz
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Huesca vs Real Betis Preview
Two sides capable of playing good football, but often unable to deliver results meet on Monday in LaLiga at El Alcoraz. Huesca’s plight is starting to look quite serious as we approach the midway point in the campaign with them still having only registered one victory. They’ll need to start turning draws into wins soon and in theory, this match offers them one of their better chances to do that.
Since winning for the only time so far this season in LaLiga, Huesca’s form has suffered a downturn with just 1 point collected from their last 4 league games. They’ve had some tough fixtures, with Barcelona their most recent visitors to El Alcoraz but in a league where even some of the real strugglers are pulling off shock wins, Huesca need to start pulling a few results out of the bag, otherwise they will have far too much to do in the second half of the season.
They hit a new low last week as they crashed out of the Copa del Rey in surprising fashion against minnows Alcoyano. The cup may be far from Michel’s priority this season but a few morale boosting cup wins might have just helped to recreate some belief and the kind of winning habit that fired them to the Segunda title in July, and that opportunity has been taken away from them now.
Real Betis meanwhile progressed in the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 win at Mutilvera and while it wasn’t a totally convincing display, los Verdiblancos may just fancy their chances of a decent Copa del Rey run this term with a safe mid-table finish looking likely in LaLiga.
What will frustrate Betis fans more than anything is the inconsistency they have shown. There have been a few really strong performances since Manuel Pellegrini took charge and they really should have won the Seville derby last weekend. A week on, it’s still very hard to understand why Nabil Fekir took and missed a late penalty given Sergio Canales had already converted from the spot and while they may have taken a point before the game, Betis fans may take some time to get over that disappointment.
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Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Betis Wins, 1 Huesca Win, 2 Draws.
- Both meetings produced 2-1 home wins in Huesca’s only previous top flight season.
- Both teams have scored in all of the last 4 meetings between the clubs.
- Huesca have only won 1 of the 6 meetings this century.
Pablo Maffeo is out injured for the hosts while Sandro Ramírez is a doubt.
Guido Rodríguez is suspended for Betis who are missing Álex Moreno, Martin Montoya, Joaquin and Andrés Guardado following positive tests for COVID-19. Marc Bartra and Cristian Tello are also injury doubts.
Predicted Huesca Starting Lineup:
Fernandez – Galan, Siovas, Insua, Lopez – Mosquera, Rico – Ontiveros, B. Garcia, Ferreiro – Mir (4-2-3-1)
Predicted Betis Starting Lineup:
Bravo – Miranda, Ruiz, Mandi, Emerson – Paul, Canales – Lainez, Fekir, Ruibal – Loren (4-2-3-1)
Huesca vs Real Betis Predictions
Score Prediction: Huesca 2-1 Betis
Betis’ plans for this game have been thrown into chaos by a series of positive COVID-19 tests and they are particularly short on numbers in the holding midfield role. That could lead to quite an unbalanced XI and Huesca have a good opportunity to record maximum points for only the second time this season.
Huesca vs Real Betis Betting Tips (18+)
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