In the quarterfinal match of the Spanish Cup on January 26, Real Madrid and Atletico will meet. Who will pass to the next round and what bet to play for this match? – The answers you will find in our forecast.
In the Spanish Super Cup final, Real Madrid suffered a nasty defeat in a duel against Barcelona, which managed to win the trophy for the 14th time. “The Whites” did not retain this trophy, while not minding to get back in the King’s Cup, the victory in which could be the 20th anniversary for the capital team. In the first leg of that competition, the Galacticos did not easily defeat Casereno (1-0), followed by a dramatic 3-2 win over Villarreal. In the game against Valencia, Carlo Ancelotti’s side went into halftime trailing by two goals, but managed to take control of the game and achieved brilliant success.
After 17 rounds, there have been 13 victories and two peaceful outcomes, corresponding to 41 points and the second position in the standings. The attacking line has been traditionally strong, with the hosts defeating Athletic (2-0) on 38 occasions in their last meeting last weekend.
Atletico are not experiencing the best of times. In the current soccer season, the capital team failed to qualify for the spring stage of European competitions after the “mattresses” finished in last place in the Champions League group. Not all was rosy in the domestic cup either, where Madrid beat Almazán (2-0), Arteñero (3-1), Oviedo (2-0) and only by some miracle managed to get past a modest Levante in the last stage.
Diego Simeone’s charges have nine wins in the La Liga standings after 18 rounds and four peaceful outcomes, corresponding to 31 points and the fourth position in the standings. The visitors’ attack does not look bad, with the Indians playing an away draw with Almeria (1-1) and defeating Valladolid (3-0) in the last two stages, which took some pressure off the head coach.
The guests have ten wins in the Spanish Cup, while the situation with trophies this season is disastrous. The hosts have a great form, with goals for the season, because no one expects anything from the “crelins” except victory. We believe that the game will be dictated by Real Madrid, which is more powerful in all lines, and the derby status will only add motivation and desire to succeed.