Preview: Barcelona vs. Huesca

Barcelona will be looking to make it four La Liga wins in a row when they continue their domestic campaign at home to struggling Huesca on Monday night.

Ronald Koeman’s side are currently second in the table, six points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, while Huesca are rock bottom of Spain’s top flight, having picked up just 20 points from 26 matches.

Barca saw their Champions League journey for the 2020-21 campaign come to an end on Wednesday night as they drew 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their last-16 clash in Paris, with the result meaning that the La Liga club suffered a 5-2 aggregate defeat to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The Catalan giants can still win two trophies as they will face Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey in the middle of April, while they are very much in the race for the La Liga title.

Unbeaten in the league since the start of December, Barca, who recorded a 2-0 victory at Osasuna last weekend, have won 10 of their last 11 in Spain’s top flight to rise into second position in the table, six points behind leaders Atletico.

Koeman’s team might have dropped down to third by the time that they take to the field for this match, though, with Real Madrid, who are two points behind in third, in action on Saturday afternoon, while Atletico will have the chance to move nine points clear of Barca when they face Getafe on Saturday night.

Barca have been impressive at home in the league this term, collecting 28 points from 13 matches, and they thumped Huesca 8-2 when the two teams last locked horns at Camp Nou in September 2018.

Huesca, meanwhile, will enter Monday’s contest off the back of a 4-3 home defeat to Celta Vigo on March 7; the league’s bottom club actually led 2-1 in the 16th minute of the contest but then fell 3-2 behind in the second half before David Ferreiro made it 3-3 in the 74th minute.

A point would have been welcome for the strugglers, but Fran Beltran scored a winner for Celta in the 77th minute to make it 12 league defeats for the season for Pacheta’s side.

The reigning Segunda Division champions have only won three of their 26 league matches this season, but their position at the bottom is far from terminal as just four points separates them from Elche in 17th position.

Huesca have only won one of their 13 away league matches this season, but they have lost just six times, which is the same as sixth-placed Real Betis on their travels.

Pacheta’s team will be the huge underdogs entering Monday’s clash, but a record of four points from their last three matches should hand them confidence as they bid to escape the bottom three.

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