Atletico Madrid vs Girona
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 16th January 2019
Kick-off at 18.30 UK/ 19.30 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
On paper, Gironistes do not even seem to be an able rival for the team from Madrid. But curiously, every single game between the teams has ended in a draw.
The first leg of the Round of 16 fixture too ended with the spoils being shared. Anthony Lozano scored one for the home team, the White and Reds, while Antoine Griezmann returned the favor for Atleti. Though the match ended 1-1, the away-goal advantage will surely be lifting the spirits of the Colchoneros.
The league campaign for both sides seems to be in the general direction, resembling every other La Liga campaign. The team from Catalonia vying for the final European spots, while Diego Simeone’s men trying to trump Barca at the top of the table.
Atletico Madrid vs Girona Head-to-head (h2h)
- 100% of the games between the sides have ended in draws.
- Every single h2h tie had both teams on the scoresheet.
- Only once in their head-to-head history did a game have over 2.5 match goals.
- Both teams scored exactly one goal each in the last three h2h matches.
Atletico Madrid vs Girona Prediction
Even though there has never been a win in their h2h history, the away-goal advantage that the Rojiblancos hold will take things another route. Eusebio Sacristan’s men have no other option but to attack, which will exactly what the hosts for this tie, would be hoping for, and expecting.
The Blanquivermell will be walking right into the trap that Atleti will be set for them. The visitors’ search for a goal will leave spaces at the back, and it will be amply utilized by the team captained by Diego Godin.
In all probability, the goal from Atleti will come as a result of a quick counter, or maybe a dead-ball. Once the lead is secured, the world-class defense of Los Indios will see out the match, and ensure their participation in the next round of the Copa del Rey.
Atletico Madrid vs Girona Betting Tips
Correct Score: 1-0, Atletico Madrid @ 5.50 (9/2)
Clean Sheet: Atletico Madrid – YES @ 1.75 (3/4).