Huesca vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio El Alcoraz (Huesca).
Huesca saw a glimmer of hope when they dispatched Real Betis 2-1 at home in the first fixture of the year, but they failed to back up such success losing 1-0 away at Leganes last weekend. Francisco and his men thus still have a mountain to climb to catch up with the rest of the league being six points shy of penultimate-placed Villarreal and as many as ten below the safe zone line. To make things worse for La Liga debutants, they are about to play title-chasers Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening at Estadio El Alcoraz.
The visitors conceded an 88th-minute equalizer on Wednesday evening when a 3-3 draw to Girona knocked them out of Copa del Rey (4-4 on aggregate, away goals rule). Diego Simeone and his men will thus be even more motivated to rebound from such loss here as they only have the domestic league to focus on before the Champions League double header with Juventus in February.
Huesca vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head meeting between these two outfits.
Atletico Madrid stormed past Huesca 3-0 in the first half of the season at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Huesca vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
The visitors are five points short of leaders Barcelona and we see them as massive favourites to clinch a victory against the weakest team in the division. A win here would narrow the gap between Atleti and Barca down to two points before the Catalans play their respective fixture of Matchday No 20 on Sunday.
Simeone rested his key man Antoine Griezmann who only played less than half an hour of the mentioned mid-week cup tie with Girona. The Frenchman is by far the best Atletico Madrid player in this season. He scored nine goals so far in Primera Division and he was also in the scoreline on Wednesday after coming on for Koke.
The away win is a huge banker and we’ll back it with higher stakes at the 1.66 odds, while you won’t make a mistake backing Griezmann to find the back of the net and take his league tally to double digits either.
Huesca vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.66 (4/6)
Antoine Griezmann to score anytime @ 2.10 (11/10).