After having removed Deportivo Alavés in the previous round of the King’s Cup With a 2-2 draw in the first leg and a 2-1 home win in the second leg Girona will now have the challenge of facing the powerful Atletico to try to reach the quarter-finals.
Girona vs Atletico Madrid Copa del Rey Predictions
The team comes from a two-way tie at Levante’s home ground in Valencia on Friday in what was the fifth consecutive game without a win for the championship, in a series that curiously began with a home draw against this same Atletico Madrid. Next Saturday, Girona will face Alavés for La Liga.
Atletico Madrid had less work in the last round of the Cup, having eliminated without difficulty the modest Sant Andreu of the Tercera División, corresponding to the fourth tier of Spanish football.
The capital’s team won with some difficulty in the first-leg away, 1-0, having won 4-0 at home in the second. In the last round of the Spanish championship, the formation of Simeone marked step, was not a draw with Sevilla (1-1), seeing in the same round Barcelona win and distance themselves in the lead, now with five points a priori in relation to Atletico, which, on Sunday, receives Levante.
Football Prediction Explained Girona vs Atletico Madrid
An interesting challenge, where the two teams will not want to take a lot of risks, not least because it is a first-leg of a midweek Cup tie between two difficult days of the Spanish League for both formations.
Girona come from a draw in the Levante field and receives the Alaves sensation over the weekend, while Atletico also come from an away draw, playing at home to an interesting Levante and can shuffle the bills even without being a favorite.
I hope, therefore, a game of some caution, where the defensive organization takes the lead, with Girona and Atletico canceling each other out, being able to risk more in the final part of the match, especially the home team, at a point where even a goal or two will be out of the game, I think, there’s no time for a very hectic final table.
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals