Preview - SD Huesca vs Real Madrid 09 December 18

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Match Day 15
SD Huesca vs. Real Madrid
Sunday, December 9th 2018
23:15pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: El Alcoraz

SD Huesca: 
Last five matches form: L D L D L
Average goals per match: 0.86
Average goals against per match: 2.07
Top Scorer: Álex Gallar (3)

Real Madrid:
Last five matches form: L W W L W
Average goals per match: 1.57
Average goals against per match: 1.36
Top Scorer: Karim Benzema (5)

It all started pretty well for Huesca in La Liga this season, with a win away at Eibar on the opening day. Things since that win though have been nothing short of desperate. A run of four draws and nine defeats in their 13 subsequent fixtures sees the Aragon club propping up the La Liga table and lying seven points adrift of safety already. Next up it's a fixture against one of the traditional giants of the global game as Real Madrid come to town.

Not that things have really been that much better for Real Madrid who don't seem to be coping very well at all following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.  Down in fifth spot headed into this weekend's games, they are nevertheless still only a point off the Champion's League positions.

A big day for Huesca fans, as this represents the minnows first ever clash with the mighty Real Madrid.

Carlos Akapo, Álex Gallar, Rúben Semedo and Luisinho all miss out for the hosts in this one. Nacho is the only confirmed absentee for Real Madrid at this stage.

Real Madrid's recent away form in La Liga has been desperate by their lofty standards, suffering four defeats in their past five.

Real Madrid are certainly not a side to be trusted at present, but the class differential simply looks to great here when it comes to the personnel available to the two managers. This ought to be an away win.

Prediction: SD Huesca 0 - 2 Real Madrid


Half time: 0 - 1
Full time: 0 - 1
Shots:  11 - 4
Shots on target: 5 - 4
Corner Kicks: 11 - 6
Possession: 47% - 53%

Two booking for each side in this one, with referee Mario Melero Lopez taking the names of Xabier Etxeta and Pablo Insua of Huesca and Dani Carvajal and Dani Ceballos of Real Madrid.

Real Madrid may have come away with the points in this one, but they were hardly convincing. Outshout by their lowly opponents on the day, they were if anything a little fortunate to pick up the win, Huesca will likely draw encouragement from their level of performance here, but in their situation,  it is points which they need.

The game certainly started well for Real Madrid as the visitors took the lead in just the eighth minute. Alvaro Odriozola finding space down the right-hand side and picking out Gareth Bale arriving towards the back corner of the eighteen-yard box. The Welshman suppling a well-controlled side-foot volley into the bottom right corner as the ball dropped to him. Smart finish. Any thoughts that the goal may open the floodgates though proved to be wide of the mark. The score remained 0-1 at the interval.

The home side really ought to have been back on level terms towards the start of the second half; Gonzalo Melero somehow heading wide from only a couple of yards in the centre of the goal.

Huesca wouldn't get a better chance than that and this one finished 0-1.

With Atlético Madrid seeing off Alavés this weekend, Real Madrid move back up into fourth spot and those all-important Champion's League positions. Huesca stay rock bottom and are already a rather ominous looking seven points adrift of safety. Plenty of games to turn it round though so all is not yet lost.

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