Huesca vs Athletic Bilbao Match Info
Date: Monday February 18 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT
Venue: Estadio El Alcoraz
Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez
Huesca vs Athletic Bilbao Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
December 6 2018 (Copa del Rey): Huesca 0-4 Athletic Bilbao
November 28 2018 (Copa del Rey): Athletic Bilbao 4-0 Huesca
August 27 2018: Athletic Bilbao 2-2 Huesca
Huesca vs Athletic Bilbao Stats
- Athletic Bilbao have won only one of their last 14 away matches in La Liga
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in five of Athletic Bilbao’s latest six games
- A clean sheet has been kept in all of Huesca’s last five matches
Huesca vs Athletic Bilbao Match Preview
Huesca have suddenly given themselves a chance of avoiding relegation in their first ever Spanish top-flight campaign, but could be in line for a setback at home to Athletic Bilbao.
The club from north east Spain, not far from the French border, looked certain to make their stay in La Liga Primera Division last only a single season until they tightened up defensively a few weeks ago.
Francisco Rodriguez’s side have kept three consecutive clean sheets and victories over Real Valladolid and away to their comparative neighbours Girona put them a mere six points from safety going into this weekend.
But after a first three months of the campaign in which they drew far too many games, Athletic Bilbao have also improved significantly as they too have become much more solid at the back.
That has coincided with manager Gaizka Garitano’s arrival and the Basque outfit fully deserved their goalless draw at home to Barcelona last Sunday when they actually fashioned the better chances.
Right-back Oscar de Marcos was sent off in the closing stages of that game – his second consecutive red card – and will be missed here, but Athletic Club, as they like to be known, still provide a sterner test than Huesca have been facing of late and are backed to edge a win.
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