Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview

Just eight days after a thrilling encounter in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid lock horns once more, this time battling for a spot in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. The stage is set for another fiery Madrid Derby, this time taking place on Thursday evening at the Estadio Civitas Metropolitano.

The Super Cup semi-final was a spectacle, an eight-goal rollercoaster that kept fans on the edge of their seats. Real Madrid emerged victorious thanks to extra-time goals, but the momentum shifted constantly, showcasing the attacking intent of both sides. This trend isn’t likely to change, with Diego Simeone and Carlo Ancelotti expected to rotate their squads for the cup tie. Expect another high-scoring affair, fueled by the relentless attacking philosophy ingrained in both teams.

Both sides come into the clash after comfortable 3-1 victories against lower-league opposition in the previous Copa del Rey round. They also boast contrasting results in their head-to-head encounters this season: Atletico with a 3-1 league win in September, and Real Madrid with a Super Cup semi-final triumph. Draws have been the norm in recent clashes, highlighting the unpredictable nature of this fierce rivalry.

One thing is certain: goals are guaranteed. Both teams have found the net in each of their last five meetings, and with their recent attacking displays, backing “both teams to score” at 1.61 odds seems like a safe bet.

Atletico’s Alvaro Morata, their talisman with 12 La Liga goals and 5 Champions League strikes, is worth considering for an “anytime scorer” bet at 2.75 odds. His predatory instincts could prove decisive in this highly-anticipated clash.

The Madrid Derby is always a spectacle, and this Copa del Rey clash promises no less. Brace yourself for a night of high-octane football, passionate rivalries, and potentially, another unforgettable chapter in the Madrid footballing saga.