Huesca will be looking to move out of the La Liga relegation zone this week in their 2020-21 campaign. The side will travel to San Mames to take on Athletico Madrid. The match schedules for Friday with kickoff at 11 pm.
The visitors picked their first three points of the season last weekend after a victory against Alaves to move the table’s bottom. Athletic head into the match, coming off a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid.
No team in the La Liga have lost many league matches than Athletic this season. The Basque outfit has suffered seven defeats in 13 fixtures. However, the side stayed afloat after picking four wins and two draws to garner 14 points. The side is currently `13th on the table heading into Friday’s fixture with Huesca.
Gaizka Garitano ended the troubled November with a win over Real Betis and a draw with Getafe. December looks like another hard start for Garitano while managing to pick only one point from their last three matches.
The Basque side finished 16th, eighth, and 11th in their past three seasons but have won three of their last four matches against their visitors in all competitions. Huesca has had far worse struggles with only three points carried from their last weekend game. A win this Friday might push the side far up from the relegation battles to the 16th spot.
Athletic Bilbao vs. Huesca Head to Head
Both teams have four games against each other, with Athletic Bilbao taking home three wins while Huesca without a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Real Madrid 3-1 Athletic Bilbao
Valencia 2-2 Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao 0-2 Celta Vigo
Getafe 1-1 Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao 4-0 Real Betis
CD Marchamalo 2-3 Huesca
Huesca 1-0 Deportivo Alaves
Granada 3-3 Huesca
Huesca 0-1 Sevilla
Osasuna 1-1 Huesca
Athletic Bilbao Team News
Garitano will be without the services of Peru Nolaskoain with a groin injury while Raul Garcia s suspended due to a red card picked against Real Madrid on Tuesday. Mikel Vesga, Iker Muniain, and Asier Villalibre should return to the starting XI.
Huesca Team News
Sandro Ramirez, Antonio Valera, and Cheick Doukore all remain on the sidelines due to injuries. Mir will be extra motivated after netting a hat-trick in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday night. Shinji Okazaki will have to start on the bench this time around.
Prediction and Odds
We cannot deny the out-of-form class for both sides heading into the clash, thus making it hard to come with a winner.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5