2nd place Atletico Madrid will travel to Huesca's headquarters which is currently at the bottom of the standings, determined to get full points to keep their title race alive.
Atletico Madrid struggled in the Copa del Rey, when Girona managed to find a 3-3 equalizer at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and at the moment Los Rojiblancos are trying to improve their performance and catch up with Barcelona at the top of the table.
Atletico have not suffered a defeat since the end of October in all competitions, but Vega Group has seen them struggling in recent matches, holding Sevilla with a 1-1 draw and beating Levante 1-0 last weekend.
As for the hosts, Huesca came to this match after swallowing a 1-0 defeat at Leganes even though Huesca had a shocking appearance at home to Real Betis 2-1 before.
Huesca only managed to win two victories throughout the season including a home win over Betis, foster children from Francisco remain at the bottom of the standings with only 11 points from 19 matches already underway.
HUESCA TEAM NEWS
Huesca can give a debut to new player Enric Gallego, who has joined Extremadura after scoring 15 goals in the Segunda Division this season. The team from Aragon is still without defender Luisinho and Rajko Brezancic.
Xabier Etxeita returned from suspension and is expected to enter the back line for Huesca.
EXPECTED ARRANGEMENT OF PLAYERS: Santamaria; Etxeita, Pulido, insua; Akapo, Melero, Rivera, Miramon; Gomez, Hernandez, Ferreiro
ATLETICO MADRID TEAM NEWS
Atletico remain without striker Diego Costa while defender Stefan Savic and Filipe Luis are also unlikely to be involved.
Saul Niguez was again available after undergoing a suspension and could appear in the match later.
EXPECTED ARRANGEMENTS OF PLAYERS: Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Hernandez; Niguez, Rodrido, Partey, Koke; Correa, Griezmann.
HEAD TO HEAD
Atl. Madrid 3-0 Huesca
HUESCA LAST FIVE MATCHES
Leganes 1-0 Huesca
Valencia 2-1 Huesca
Huesca 2-2 Villarreal
Huesca 0-1 Real Madrid
Huesca 2-1 Betis
ATLETICO MADRID LAST FIVE MATCHES
Atl. Madrid 3-3 Girona
Atl Madrid 1-0 Levante
Girona1-1 Atl. Madrid
Sevilla1-1 Atl. Madrid
Atl. Madrid 1-0 Espanyol
HUESCA 0-2 ATLETICO MADRID