Los Rojiblancos may be second in the table after a 1-0 victory last week against Levante (38 points – 5 behind Barcelona), but a necessarily big win against Huesca on Saturday afternoon is not very much expected.
Atletico Madrid will play their very first match at Huesca’s Estadio El Alcoraz tomorrow at 6:30 PM. Huesca (2-5-12) had fought really hard to elevate themselves to the La Liga, but their progress so far hasn’t been all that much. The match before their last, a 0-1 loss against Leganes, they scored a rare win against Betis, a 1-2 victory.
Diego Simeone’s team are currently second in the table, behind Barcelona but ahead of Sevilla, but will most probably have to improve form so in the order they could challenge for the title, as they have won only two out of the last nine away games as so far.
The trip to a namesake Northeast Spanish town could prove to be an excellent opportunity for Atletico Madrid to pick up a third away win of the season, whilst sealing and making even harder for the La Liga’s newcomers to make a progress on the table from their current, last position.
Atletico Madrid still remains without their striker Diego Costa, who is struggling with the injury sustained on November, while defenders Stefan Savic and Filipe Luis are unlikely to participate in the match either.
Aragonese team is without the defenders Luisinho and Rajko Brezancic but could give a debut to Enric Gallego, who has just recently joined from Extremadura.
Still, Atletico Madrid may be second in the table, but eight teams in the Spanish top-flight have scored more than their’s total of 10 goals, with eight of their nine away league games seeing less than 2.5 goals. Despite Huesca is on the bottom of the table, it is reasonable not to expect an easy victory for Diego’s team.