Real Madrid will be targetting a third consecutive win under Zinedine Zidane when they host rock-bottom Huesca in the La Liga match at Santiago Bernabeu, in Madrid, Spain on Sunday night (IST).
What competition it is? La Liga
Teams: Real Madrid and Huesca
Kick Off: Monday 01 April
Match Timing: 12:15 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Santiago Bernabeu (81,044)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream select La Liga matches in India. Games can also be watched live on Facebook.
Right from the start of the 2018-19 season, Real Madrid found themselves in hot water for the way they pursued Julen Lopetegui, costing him his Spain job right at the start of 2018 World Cup.
But that was just the start as Madrid couldn’t take off under Lopetegui, suffering way too many negative results. Madrid sacked him after a 5-1 thrashing in the El Clasico at Camp Nou.
To steady the ship, the Los Blancos hired the services of Santiago Solari. But despite a good start to his reign, which also brought the Club World Cup to Santiago Bernabeu, he couldn’t convince that he was the right man for the job.
The final nail in the coffin came during a tumultuous and the season-defining one week where Madrid suffered three losses in as many matches, two against Barcelona and one against Ajax in the Champions League. And within a whisker, Madrid were out of all the three main competitions.
Madrid brought Zinedine Zidane back to the Santiago Bernabeu. The 1998 World Cup winning star made a successful start to the campaign, winning the first two games.
The Los Blancos are 3rd in the La Loga table, 12 points behind leaders and the reigning champions Barcelona. It’s safe to say that the Catalan giants will be winning the league this year as well. While Madrid are out of both Copa del Rey and Champions League, which means that the Madrid giants won’t be winning any competition this season.
But Zidane hasn’t been brought for this season alone. His appointment was made thinking about the future. Madrid are aging and needs an over-hauling this summer.
Huesca, meanwhile, are doomed for the Segunda Division. As things stand, they are at the foot of the table with 22 points from 28 games, seven points adrift of safety.
Despite the gloom surrounding the club, this match is a historical event for Huesca. As this is the first time that they will be playing Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu.
But the situation is not as bad as it seems. Not after the platform, they gave themselves in the last month or so.
Four of their five wins have come in the last 11 games, including a massive 2-1 win over Sevilla at the start of this month.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Real Madrid – W L L L W W
Huesca – W L D W L L
RM vs HUE Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Real Madrid vs Huesca Team News:
Injured – Right-back Daniel Carvajal and Vinicius Junior remain on the sidelines.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois complained of some discomfort and trained alone this week. He will be monitored before the match.
Note: Midfielder Casemiro has served his domestic suspension and is available for selection. Lucas Vazquez is available for selection after recovering from an injury. Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio are expected to start out on the wings.
Key Players – Karem Benzema, Marco Asensio, Luka Modric
Injured – As for Huesca, Luisinho, Pablo Insua, Jorge Miramon, and Carlos Akapo have all been ruled out of this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Gonzalo Melero is suffering from a knock and is a doubt for the match.
Note: Huesca welcome back Damian Musto and Javi Galan fro suspension with the former coming in straight at left-back.
Key Players – Enric Gallego, Ezequiel Avila
RM vs HUE Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Real Madrid– Navas (GK), Odriozola, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Asensio, Bale, Benzema
Huesca– Santamaria (GK), Exteita, Pulido, Mantovani, Dieguez, Galan, Herrera, Rivera, Moi Gomez, Gallego, Avila
RM vs HUE Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Real Madrid are favorites to win the match.
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