Real Madrid - Atlético Madrid prediction and analysis
The Copa del Rey tournament in Spain is entering its decisive phase. Once it's time for the 1/4-finals.
In the most interesting of them, we will witness the great derby between the giants from Madrid - Real vs. Atlético.
The two teams have won the Copa del Rey a total of 29 times. As the White Ballet, it has 19 King's Cups in its showcase.
But the Kings last lifted the trophy in the 2013/14 season.
So their fans will be happy to see their favorites with the Cup in the final match.
Especially since Los Blancos have already missed out on one trophy in 2022/23.
It is about the Super Cup of Spain, which went to the eternal enemy Barcelona.
In addition, the White Ballet is also lagging behind in La Liga.
And it is not known whether they will be able to defend their title in the Champions League.
So at some point it is the Copa del Rey that could save their season.
I expect a win for Real here, which would guarantee them a top 4 finish.
At the Santiago Bernabeu, Ancelotti and co have played 10 games this season in all competitions and won 8 of them.
As in each of these 8 wins they scored 2+ goals.
Real Madrid - statistics and info
Real Madrid reached the 1/4-final stage of the Copa del Rey tournament with no small amount of luck.
The White Ballet overcame two teams to get here.
The first opponent of the Whites in this year's edition of the tournament was the amateur Caserño, which they beat with difficulty only 1-0.
In the 1/8 finals, Carlo Ancelotti's players already had a much stronger opponent - Villarreal.
The same Villarreal that beat them in a championship game at the beginning of the year.
Here too, Los Blancos came close to defeat after allowing the Yellow Submarine to take a 2-0 lead.
Before they show their class and turn around for the final 3-2.
Real Madrid also recorded an important win in La Liga last weekend, recording a 2-0 win over a tough visit to Athletic Bilbao.
This success allowed them to maintain a 3 point gap to leaders Barcelona in the league.
Atlético Madrid - statistics and info
It looks like Atlético Madrid won't be close to fighting for the La Liga title this season.
As the red and whites, they are currently fourth in the table with 31 points, 13 behind leaders Barca, who also have a game in hand.
Instead, Diego Simeone's side are likely to be in contention for the Top 4.
As there are only 6 points separating the capital team from Mallorca, who are all the way in 10th position.
Atlético will not play European football in the second half of the campaign.
After the team finished last in their Champions League group.
So the Copa del Rey is their only real chance of a trophy.
The Dušekchis booked their place in the quarter-finals of the competition with a 2-0 win over Levante last week.
Alvaro Morata and Marcos Llorente scored the goals for the Madrid giants in the comfortable success in that game.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Courtois; Nacho, Militao, Rudiger, Mendy; Modric, Chuameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
Questionable: Alaba, Chuameni, Carvajal, Hazard
Lineup: Cloud; Molina, Savic, Hermoso, Reynildo; Llorente, De Paul, Kondogbia, Carrasco; Griezmann, Depay
In question: Jimenez
Matches Real Madrid - Atlético
|LL||18/09/22||Atlético 1:2 Real|
|LL||08/05/22||Atlético 1:0 Real|
|LL||12/12/21||Real 2:0 Atletico|
|LL||07/03/21||Atlético 1:1 Real|
|LL||12/12/20||Real 2:0 Atletico|
|LL||01/02/20||Real 1:0 Atletico|