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Huesca vs Alaves: Can the bottom placed side continue their rise?

Huesca vs Alaves: Can the bottom placed side continue their rise?

Huesca will host Alaves on Saturday hoping to continue their recent form and push themselves off the bottom spot in La Liga.

The hosts have had a remarkable couple of months, seeing their form turn for the better and they have now given themselves a real chance of surviving the drop to La Liga 123, sitting just four points off safety.

Three wins in their last six games has played a massive part in their turnar0und, but defeat to Getafe last time out has set them back slightly and they will have to be at their very best for the visit of Abelardo’s Alaves, who are chasing a Champions League dream.

Alaves themselves have returned to form following a poor run and they have now gone five games unbeaten.

Team News

For the home side, Javi Galan and Damian Musto are both ruled out through suspension, but Adrian Dieguez and David Ferreiro are expected to feature.

Jorge Pulido is back after a short ban, whilst loanee Martin Mantovani is expected to start.

For the visitors, Burgui continued to be sidelined through a ligament injury and Ruben Duarte is a fitness doubt. Abelardo is expected to keep his starting eleven relatively unchanged.

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Expected XI’s

Huesca: Santamaria, Pulido, Mantovani, Etxeita, Dieguez, Gomez, Juanpi, Herrera, Ferreiro, Avila, Gallego

Alaves: Pacheco, Navarro, Maripan, Laguardia, Marin, Inui, Brasanac, Pina, Jony, Calleri, Baston

Prediction

Huesca have picked up wins against Real Betis, Valladolid, Girona and Sevilla of late and we expect them to give Alaves a real test, having lost one of their last three league games on home soil.

Alaves’ unbeaten run makes them slight favourites, beating Villarreal and drawing with Betis in their last two matches.

Huesca 1-2 Alaves