Estadio Reino de Leon will be a must-win tonight as little Leonesa receives the visit of the famous Atletico Madrid, in a match in the 16th round of the Copa del Rey.
At the bookmakers the odds for Diego Simeone’s student victory are at most 1.20.
Will Atletico score or play as pragmatically as he does in LaLiga and Champions League?
◾️He qualified in 16 after eliminating Las Rozas and Huesca.
◾️Each time he had the advantage of his own field, and the victories (3-0 and 2-1) came during the regular season.
◾️It evolves into the Second Division B, the third league in Spain.
◾️He is currently in second place in the fight with Logrones for direct promotion.
◾️She is undefeated in the last 8 championship matches. He has the best defense in his series in his own matches, only 5 goals received in 10 games.
◾️The Dioni striker is the scorer of the team with 10 successes.
◾️It is the first match this season in the Copa del Rey as the LaLiga teams enter the competition starting from 16 imi.
◾️Last season it was eliminated in eighths by… Girona. He won this trophy in 2013.
◾️Focus more on the Champions League and the domestic championship.
◾️In UCL he will meet in Liverpool on eighth, and in LaLiga he is on 3, at 8 points behind Barcelona and Real Madrid.
◾️4 days ago he gave up surprisingly with 0-2 at Eibar, after having achieved positive results with Barcelona and Real in the Spanish Super Cup.
◾️Diego Costa also missed this game, being sick (hernia).
⚽️Probable and Absent Teams.
▪️Leonesa (4-2-3-1): Montagud – Fernandez, Rhodes, Gonzales, Castaneda – Martin, Menudo – Pichin, Marcos, Kawaya – Dioni.
▪️Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Adam – Arias, Savic (Beautiful), Felipe, Saul – Correa (Llorente), Herrera, Thomas, Vitolo (Clemente) – Joao Felix (Camel), Morata.
▪️Leonesa: there is no information about unavailable players.
▪️Athletic: Diego Costa (ill), Koke, Lemar, Trippier, Poveda and Gimenez (injured).
⚽️History Direct confrontations.
▪️The two teams met again in 2002 and 2003, also in the King’s Cup, both games being concluded with victories of the Madrilenians.
⚽️What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
◽️Cultural Leonesa and Atletico Madrid meet on Thursday in the sixteenth of the King’s Cup.
◽️Cultural Leonesa is in the third league, group 2, second place, playoff, three points behind leader Logrones.
◽️So far, the team has passed Las Rozas (3-0) and Huesca (2-1).
◽️Atletico is going through a delicate moment, having lost the last two matches.
◽️It was the failure to score with Real in the Super Cup final and 0-2 at Eibar on Saturday.
◽️It is the first appearance in the Cup for Atletico – last season, it was eliminated by Girona in the best, 1-1 outside and 3-3 at home!
⚽️News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
◾️Last season was eliminated by Barcelona, also in the sixteenth, 1-5 overall.
◾️Currently, the team is undefeated by eight games, six wins and two draws in all competitions.
◾️0-1 at Real Valladolid II, on December 1, was the last failure.
◾️On Sunday, after only three days, they play away to Athletic Bilbao II, the team on the 3rd.
◾️Cultural Leonesa is unbeaten on its own ground the current season, nine wins and three draws in all competitions.
◾️Atletico has ten King’s Cups in the record; but the last one, seven years ago.
◾️On Sunday at noon from 1:00 pm he receives a visit from Leganes.
◾️Atletico doesn’t impress in the last internal moves either – just a six-stage victory out of four, plus four draws and one failure.
◾️However, he is on the podium in La Liga, but already eight points behind Real and Barcelona.
◾️Of the ten stages in the game, nine had under 2.5 goals, and six were NG.
◾️Most likely, Diego Simeone will rest the starters against a third league opponent.
⚽️Who are the probable teams in this match?
Football Prediction of the Day Leonesa vs Atletico Madrid
Many of the hosts are facing the most important match of their career.
For this reason, I expect Leonesa to have a consistent evolution in the first half and to survive without a goal received or to receive at most a goal in the first 45 minutes.
Atletico is not a team that puts pressure from the first minute.
In addition, Diego Simeone will rest many of the right holders and will use a team formula far different from the standard one.
In conclusion, it is unlikely that Atletico will score more than one goal in the first half.
However, in the second part of the game more goals are expected as the players of the hosts will physically give up.