Real Madrid is tipped to return to their winning ways in their Copa del Rey clash with city rivals Atletico Madrid. Looking at odds from the best bookies one would think the visitors play against a lower placed LaLiga team, not the reigning champions, who were able to produce upsets in recent history. To bet in this match, you just need to open an original account via betting broker.
Real Madrid started the year off with a defeat, against Valencia and somehow only Gareth Bale’s miss was mentioned as one of the reasons. Not the fact that Real wasn’t as fast as they used to be, wasn’t as creative as before, and missing Modric more than they let it show. Tipsters point towards a draw as the result of the first leg, even if Real Madrid has failed to win against Atletico on three different occasions last year.
Against Valencia, Real lacked pressure and man marking form their backline; their passing could also improve in the last two training sessions they had this week, and Navas is expected to put in a better performance than Casillas. On the other hand, for Atletico, there is Moya, a very in-form Griezmann, a very clinical Mandzukic and of course, the return of their superhero, their El Nino, Chelsea, and AC Milan flop Fernando Torres.
Atletico Madrid will want to avenge that 0-5 defeat on aggregate from last year’s Copa del Rey, and to their advantage also speaks the fact that this season they have only one loss at home, a 1-0 defeat to Villarreal.
Both teams always provide interesting matches each and every time they are pitted against each other. If both will throw caution to the wind expect goals on both sides. Bet365 favors Real Madrid to win with 2.10 odds, Atletico got 3.50 exactly the same as a draw. We’re going to bet 5 units on both teams to score in the second half with 3.25 odds from Bet365, the leading online gambling operator.
Atletico Madrid: Team’s Formation
Real Madrid: Team’s Formation
Prediction for the match: Both teams to score in the second half