Real Valladolid vs Huesca – Estadio Jose Zorrilla – Sunday 7th October – Kick off 11am UK time
There has been a change in fortunes for both Real Valladolid and Huesca ahead of their clash on Sunday with the hosts bouncing back from a poor start to sit in the top half while Huesca’s fairy-tale start has ended as they currently sit in the relegation zone.
The hosts didn’t even manage to score in their first four games but a 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo was followed by consecutive wins over Levante and Villarreal meaning they now sit in a respectable tenth place.
Huesca on the other hand began the season brilliantly, beating Eibar on the opening day before securing a late draw at Athletic Bilbao but they went on to lose their next four games with a penalty salvaging a point against Girona last week although they remain in the relegation zone.
These sides met three times last season in La Liga 123 and the Copa del Rey with a red card shown in all three games. There was a win apiece in the league, Huesca winning 1-0 at El Alcoraz and Valladolid 3-2 at the Zorrilla with the cup meeting also going the way of Valladolid.
Daniele Verde, Joaquin, Oscar Plano and Keko Gontan all missed training on Friday and will not be in the squad for Huesca’s visit.
Huesca are without Luisinho who will receive an operation on his anterior cruciate ligament injury. However, Carlos Akapo, Jorge Miramon and Alex Gallar are fit for a place in the squad.
Real Valladolid (4-4-2): Masip; Moyano, Olivas, Calero, Nacho; Suarez, Alcoraz, Michel, Villa; Cop, Unal
Huesca (4-3-2-1): Jovanovic; Miramon, Pulido, Semedo, Akapo; Melero, Aguilera, Gomez; Gallar, Avila; Cucho
Real Valladolid 1-1 Huesca