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Huesca vs Barcelona Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

13:05 EAT 11/04/2019
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The visitors thrashed the La Liga debutants in the reverse fixture, yet we think the division's bottom club can contribute to an open game this time

Barcelona play their first ever La Liga game at the Estadio El Alcoraz on Saturday afternoon as they make the short trip to bottom club Huesca.

Ernesto Valverde's side are 11 points clear at the top of the table with seven games left of the season and with the La Liga title all but wrapped up, the Catalans will surely be more focused on their Champions League tie with Manchester United where they hold a narrow advantage.

Latest odds

Huesca were beaten 8-2 when they visited the Camp Nou earlier this season, although the side from Aragaon have been playing well recently.

They are offered at 17/4 (5.25) to record what would be a historic victory, while Barca are offered at 3/5 (1.60) and the draw at 16/5 (4.20).

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Team news

Barca play the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final with United on Tuesday and with a relatively quick turnaround it is likely that Valverde makes plenty of changes for Saturday's clash.

The likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic could all be rested, while Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique are suspended. Ousmane Dembele was an unused substiture at Old Trafford on Wednesday and could get his first start for a month.

Huesca should see full-back Jorge Miramon return from injury although fellow full-backs Carlos Akapo and Luisinho remain injured.

Preview

The hosts are the bottom side in La Liga but in recent weeks they have put in some strong performances without perhaps getting the reward they deserved.

Two weeks ago they conceded a last minute goal to lose 3-2 at the Bernabeu and that showing underlined just what a good attacking side Huesca can be.

While the underdogs have been rooted to the bottom of the table for months, Huesca have scored 35 times this term. That's more than seven other teams in the Spanish top-flight. Their attacking trident of Chimy Avila, Enric Gallego and Cucho Hernandez can cause any side problems.

With Valverde likely to heavily rotate his team and reserve themselves for Tuesday, the home side may never get a better chance to get something out of a game with the Blaugrana.

Tips and predictions

Barca's matches have averaged 3.61 goals and the Catalans have scored in 36 of their last 37 away clashes in La Liga.

Both teams to score is offered at 61/100 (1.61) while combining this selection with over 2.5 goals gives odds of 9/10 (1.90) with bet365.

Huesca have scored in nine of their last 10 matches while their games this term have averaged 2.90 goals so backing another high-scoring game looks the best way to go for punters.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Pleae gamble responsibly. 

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 9/10 (1.90) for a 2pt stake with bet365