Barcelona’s pursuit of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid continues on Monday as they welcome basement boys Huesca to Camp Nou.
Ahead of the kick-off, Barca path Diego Simeone’s side by 6 points but with a video game in hand.
On the other hand, the newly-promoted visitors sit 4 points adrift of security and are huge underdogs in this fixture.
After an early Champions League exit, the hosts can ill-afford to lose more ground on Atletico if they are to prevent another disappointing season.
Barcelona Sneak Peek
The Catalans have actually gone undefeated in 16 La Liga fixtures on the bounce (W13, D3) since suffering a 2-1 away defeat at Cadiz on Matchday 12– the longest existing unbeaten run in Europe’s top-five departments.
Ronald Koeman’s males have actually won ten of their previous 11 league matches (D1) by an aggregate score of 28 -7, with each of their last 4 top-flight triumphs coming over a full-time margin of 2 goals.
Coming off the back of a 1-1 away draw with PSG in the Champions League, Barcelona will be seeking to preserve their unbeaten streak against Huesca in all competitions (GP:5– W4, D1).
Barca caused the heaviest La Liga beat on the north-eastern minnows, claiming an 8-2 win in the latter’s debut top-flight project in 2018/19
At Camp Nou, the hosts have only knowledgeable one reverse in their last 13 La Liga matches versus newly-promoted teams (W10, D2).
Significantly, Barcelona’s last league loss on Monday dates back to 1998, with the Catalan side winning each of their subsequent five such contests.
Huesca Sneak Peek
The visitors have won two of their last six La Liga matches (D2, L2), another than they had in their very first 20 in the competition this season (W1, D9, L10).
A lack of firepower up front has actually seen Huesca score under 1.5 goals in 5 of their last six away league video games, handling an average of 1.00 objectives netted per La Liga journey this term.
However, if they get on the scoresheet, Pacheta’s guys are likely to do it after half-time, as 69.23%of their overall league objectives scored on the roadway this campaign arrived in the second half of play (9/13).
Away from house, the Azulgranas have actually gotten one success in their last 20 top-flight components (D10, L9) and have actually stopped working to keep a tidy sheet in ten consecutive top-flight trips.
There need to be no other way back into this contest for Huesca if they fall behind, as they have ended on the losing side in 85.71%of the away La Liga matches in which they conceded initially so far (GP:7– D1, L6).
Out: Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto.
Doubts: Gerard Pique.
Out: Gaston Silva, Sandro Ramirez, Pedro Mosquera, Antonio Valera.
Barcelona (3-5-2): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Oscar Mingueza; Jordi Alba, Sergino Dest, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Ousmane Dembele.
Huesca (3-5-2): Alvaro Fernandez; Pablo Insua, Dimitrios Siovas, Jorge Pulido; Javi Galan, Pablo Maffeo, Mikel Rico, Jaime Seoane, David Ferreiro; Dani Escriche, Rafa Mir.