Match Preview: Real Madrid vs Huesca Predictions, Team News & H2H

Real Madrid vs Huesca predictions

Real Madrid vs Huesca predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Los Blancos aim to avoid a third straight home defeat.

  • DATE: Saturday 31st October 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 14:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano

Real Madrid vs Huesca Preview

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Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano via Brgesto, CC BY-SA 3.0

Real Madrid are back in league action and they are bidding to avoid a third straight home defeat following a couple of very poor showings at the Estadio Di Stefano over the past fortnight. One of those losses was against Cadiz and they face newly promoted opposition again here with Huesca the visitors to the Spanish capital on Saturday lunch-time.

It has been a better week for Los Blancos though. They won the Clasico last weekend and certainly in the Second Half were good value for that success. However they were again staring down the barrel of a damaging defeat in Germany in midweek only for Karim Benzema and Casemiro to score to seal a vital Champions League point against Gladbach. 

They are still under pressure in that competition though with just one point from two games so far and Zinedine Zidane will have one eye on Tuesday’s crunch clash with Inter Milan when he picks his eleven here.

Huesca are yet to win since returning to the top flight but Real Madrid cannot afford to underestimate the opposition like they have in recent home games. Michel’s men have played some good football at times and have drawn 5 of their 7 matches. Their worst half of the season came after the break last time out as they were blown away by an impressive Real Sociedad side who carved open the Huesca defence all too easily at times.

Head to Head

  • Last 2 Competitive Meetings: 2 Real Madrid Wins.
  • The only previous league meetings came in the 2018/19 season.
  • Madrid won 3-2 at home and 1-0 away that season.

Team News

Dani Carvajal and Martin Odegaard are still out for Los Blancos who may rest some players with the Inter game in mind.

Mikel Rico is a doubt for Huesca following a positive COVID test. Injured forward Shinji Okazaki could also miss this one with Rafa Mir and Sandro likely to be preferred up top in any case.

Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup:

Courtois – Marcelo, Ramos, Militao, Vazquez – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric – Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio (4-3-3)

Predicted Huesca Starting Lineup:

Fernandez – Galan, Siovas, Pulido, Maffeo – Garcia, Rico, Mosquera, Ferreiro – Mir, Sandro (4-4-2)

Real Madrid vs Huesca Predictions

Score Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Huesca

Huesca shouldn’t be totally discounted here and they do look like a side that could create some openings in this game. Real Madrid surely have learnt their lesson from recent home games though and if they are focused on the job, it’s a match they should win.

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at)