Atletico Madrid vs Las Palmas
Copa Del Rey – Round of 16
Date: Tuesday, 10th January 2017
Kick-off at 20:15 UK.
Venue: Vicente Calderon, Madrid.
Atletico Madrid has a 2 goal lead to defend when they host Las Palmas for the second leg of the Copa Del Rey round of 16 clash on 10th January 2016.
It was a comfortable affair for Diego Simeone’s men in the first leg clash at the Gran Canaria. Koke and Antoine Griezmann provided the goals in either halves to earn Atletico a 2-0 win. It seems like the team is back to their best after having a poor first-half to the season. They were in excellent touch in the weekend Spanish La Liga clash against Eibar and once again picked up a win by keeping a clean sheet. Atletico are 4th in the Spanish League standings with a 9 point gap from city rivals and league leaders Real Madrid.
Las Palmas are 8th in the La Liga table propelled by a fine record at their home stadium. The defeat against Atletico in the first leg of this tie is their first defeat at home in any competition this season. At the same time, they offer little threat in away games and are currently on an 8 match win-less run in all competitions.
Atletico Madrid vs Las Palmas: Head-to-head stats
With the 2-0 win at Gran Canaria on 3rd January, Atletico Madrid has stretched their winning streak over Las Palmas to 7 games in all competitions. Interestingly, Madrid has kept clean sheets in all those encounters.
This will be the third meeting between these two teams in the current season. Madrid won the first La Liga meeting on December at Vicente Calderon by a 1-0 margin before the win in the Copa Del Rey.
Atletico Madrid vs Las Palmas: Prediction
We can see from the combined analysis of form and head-to-head record that Atletico Madrid are clear favourites to win this one without much trouble. Their defense has also improved after keeping the 3rd clean sheet in four games against Eibar on Saturday. Therefore, this match could end with Madrid winning without conceding, similar to their last 7 consecutive wins against Las Palmas.
Atletico Madrid vs Las Palmas: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid to win to Nil at 20/21 (1.95).