Huesca v Atletico Madrid: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | LaLiga 2018-19
After the weekend shock exit in the Copa del Ray round of 16 match against Girona on away goals, Atletico Madrid travel to Huesca to face the bottom of the league SD Huesca at the Estadio El Alcoraz.
The newly-promoted side has struggled in the premier division of Spanish football and has just managed to get 11 points from their opening 19 matches. The side from Huesca has won just 1 of their last 9 matches at home and have scored the least number of goals in the league. The relegation-threatened side is 10 points of safety and will need to get some points if they are to stay in the league.
Los Colchoneros are in an injury crisis with only 13 first team available for selection for Diego Simeone with two of them being goalkeepers. A win for Atletico Madrid will see them reducing the gap to the top of the table just 2 points
The last encounter between the sides ended with Atletico winning 3-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Here is the team news and the predicted XI
The host will be without the services of defenders Luisinho and Rajko Brezancic who are out with injury while the rest of the squad are fit and available.
The visitors are in an injury crisis with only 13 first team players available after Saul Niguez and Vitolo coming off injured.
Huesca(4-2-3-1): Santamaria; Akapo, Insua, Pulido, Miramon; Rivera, Musto; Melero, Gomez, Ferreiro; Hernandez
Atletico Madrid(4-4-2): Oblak; Arias, Giménez, Godín, Lucas; Thomas P, Rodri, Koke, Lemar; Griezmann, Correa.