Atletico Madrid vs Huesca match preview and predictions for Thursday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as Los Rojiblancos return to action after a dramatic week off the pitch.
|Date||Thursday 22nd April 2021|
|Kick-Off||19:00 (local time)|
Atletico Madrid vs Huesca Preview
Atletico Madrid’s title bid continues on Thursday with a home game against Huesca. Since beating Eibar on Saturday, they have joined and left a European Super League. Such moves have angered large sections of their fanbase, more so than at the other two LaLiga clubs involved you sense with this throwing great doubt on Atleti’s reputation as the so-called “people’s club”.
Diego Simeone’s refusal to get involved will also disappoint some and is in contrast to the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp who spoke out against it in England. He will have been keen to ensure events of the last few days do not distract his players from the mission at hand – which is trying to put a winning streak together which allows Atleti to stay on top of LaLiga.
Saturday’s 5-0 rout of Eibar was much needed. Prior to that, Los Rojiblancos were showing all the signs of a side whose title bid was collapsing from a position of great strength. They’d won just one of their previous four league games but will view this now as a chance to build some momentum again with another home game against struggling opponents here.
Huesca perhaps have a bit more about them than rock bottom Eibar who are starting to look destined for the Segunda Division. Certainly they are likely to ask more questions of this Atletico Madrid defence with Rafa Mir enjoying a strong season up top for the Aragonese side and likely to be a handful.
Pacheta’s side come into this game on the back of a damaging 1-0 loss to fellow strugglers Alaves. They’d put back-to-back wins together prior to that though and rank in the top half of the form table for the last eight games. Huesca’s fight for survival is likely to go to the wire and while anything here would be a bonus, Atleti’s recent wobbles will mean they travel with at least a degree of belief.
Head to Head
- Last 3 Competitive Meetings: 2 Atleti Wins, 1 Draw.
- Huesca have failed to score in each of three LaLiga meetings with Atleti.
- They lost both games 3-0 in the 2018/19 season.
- The reverse fixture at El Alcoraz earlier this term ended 0-0.
Luis Suarez is out injured. Thomas Lemar and Joao Felix remain doubts and are unlikely to be risked.
Pablo Maffeo is sidelined for Huesca who are also likely to be without Gastón Silva and Javi Ontiveros.
Predicted Atletico Madrid Starting Lineup:
Oblak – Lodi, Gimenez, Savic, Trippier – Carrasco, Koke, Herrera, Saul – Llorente, Correa (4-4-2)
Predicted Huesca Starting Lineup:
Fernandez – Galan, Insua, Pulido, Vavro, Lopez – Seoane, Mosquera, Ferreiro – Sandro, Mir (5-3-2)
Atletico Madrid vs Huesca Predictions
Score Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Huesca
Atleti managed to release the shackles and play with a degree of freedom against Eibar at the weekend despite some significant absentees. Marcos Llorente and Angel Correa carried their attacking threat in the absence of Luis Suarez and Joao Felix and they ought to have enough about them to see off Huesca here.
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