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SD Huesca visit Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday for the La Liga clash with hosts Villarreal.
Our Villarreal v SD Huesca predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Villarreal, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 4-0 La Liga success over Eibar.
In that match, Villarreal had 69% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Villarreal, the goalscorers were André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (71'), Gerard Moreno (86', 89') and Moi Gómez (94'). Eibar had 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
At least three goals per match have been seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Villarreal have taken part. Opposing sides scored 9 times in these games whereas El Submarino Amarillo managed a tally of 12. We will find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
SD Huesca will go into this encounter after a 0-1 La Liga 2 win versus Sporting de Gijón in their last game.
In that match, SD Huesca had 53% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for SD Huesca was Cristo González (73'). Sporting de Gijón got 3 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
A series of resolute performances from the SD Huesca defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their past 6 fixtures overall. During the same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 8.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 13/10/2012 shows that Villarreal have won 2 of them & SD Huesca 1, with the number of drawn games being 3.
An aggregate of 16 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for El Submarino Amarillo and 7 created by Oscenses. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was LaLiga match day 35 on 28/04/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Villarreal 1-1 SD Huesca.
That day, Villarreal had 46% possession and 18 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Pablo Fornals (30').
SD Huesca had 14 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Ezequiel Ávila (78') scored.
The referee was José María Sánchez Martínez.
Team News: Villarreal
Carlos Bacca (Hamstring Injury), Ramiro Funes Mori (Achilles tendon problems), Ramiro Guerra (Knee Injury) and Alberto Moreno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for Villarreal gaffer Unai Emery.
It’s our opinion that El Submarino Amarillo will probably make use of the 4-4-2 formation for this one featuring Sergio Asenjo, Alfonso Pedraza, Pau Francisco Torres, Raul Albiol, Ruben Peña, Moi Gómez, Daniel Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Samuel Chukwueze, Paco Alcácer and Gerard Moreno.
Team News: SD Huesca
With a fully injury-free squad ready to go, SD Huesca manager Míchel Sánchez doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We reckon that Oscenses seem most likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 lineup, settling for Andres Fernandez, Pablo Maffeo, Jorge Pulido, Pablo Insua, Luisinho, Mikel Rico, Pedro Mosquera, Rafael Mir, Juan Carlos Real, David Ferreiro Quiroga and Shinji Okazaki.
Our assessment is that Villarreal will most probably see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, SD Huesca might well find it a difficult task to score themselves but we can see them being dangerous at times, too.
We’re predicting a decent 3-1 win for Villarreal at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de la Cerámica (23,500)
Captain: Mario Gaspar
Chairman: Fernando Roig
Manager: Unai Emery