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Real Madrid-Huesca LaLiga 2018 Match Preview, Injuries/Suspensions, Potential XIs, Prediction

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Real Madrid make the trip to Huesca for the first time ever

Real Madrid vs Melilla - Copa del Rey - Fourth Round Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Match Preview

Real Madrid will make the trip to the El Alcoráz for the first time ever in a league match. The only time these two have met was all the way back in 1963 in a friendly. This is Huesca’s first season ever in LaLiga as well, where they find themselves with only seven points and in dead last.

Since losing 3-0 to Eibar two weekends ago, Real Madrid have been on another roll. They’re on a three-match win streak across all competitions. Real have climbed back up to fifth, only one point separates them and fourth place Alavés, who lost to Atlético earlier. After resting essentially the entire starting lineup against Melilla on Thursday, it’s safe to say most of them will be back in action.

With Sevilla drawing and Atlético winning earlier on Saturday, a win on Sunday would bring Real within two points of the respective second and third place clubs. They need to keep the momentum and the win streak going to keep up in this race, which they have done quite well of under Solari.

Injuries/Suspensions

Real Madrid are still without Nacho. Casemiro and Kroos are in training, but neither are in the announced squad for Sunday’s match.

Huesca have quite a few injuries to their squad, they will be without Luisinho, Ruben Semedo, Damian Musto, Alex Gallar, and Carlos Akapo.

There are no suspensions for either club in Sunday’s match.

Potential XIs

Real Madrid

Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Llorente, Isco; Vazquez, Bale, Benzema

With Casemiro still set to miss, Llorente should resume the role he has taken over, which he has taken over quite well, and start in Casemiro’s place. With Kroos still out, Isco could start in the same spot he did against Melilla, where he scored a brace.

Even though Asensio scored twice against Melilla, Solari may elect to stay with Vazquez since he has scored in his recent LaLiga starts.

Huesca

Werner; Almerge, Insua, Etxeita, Brezancic; Sastre, Gomez, Gurler, Melero, Avila; Longo

Prediction

Real Madrid-Huesca 3-0

Huesca haven’t scored a goal in their last three matches, in LaLiga and in both of their Copa del Rey features. Despite Huesca being bottom of the table currently, they are still a team that can cause an upset. Real haven’t been great on the road this season, we know what happened in Girona’s first LaLiga match ever against Real Madrid last season.

Real have regrouped since their loss on the road to Eibar, since then it’s been near-perfect only conceding on goal in Thursday’s match against Melilla. There is no excuse for Real losing to Huesca on Sunday, it would be a massive upset considering their position in the standings.

Sunday can be another much needed three points for Real to keep them competitive in LaLiga. There’s really no matches where they can “afford” to drop points when the title race is so tight at this stage. And it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get looser any time soon.