Atletico Madrid vs Sant Andreu
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid dropped to third place of the Primera Division ladder after a disappointing 1-1 draw away at Girona at the weekend. They only earned a point thanks to a late own goal from Ramalho which came eight minutes from time. Los Colchoneros will have a nice opportunity to boost their confidence up with a commanding victory over Tercera Division (fourth tier of Spanish football) outfit Sant Andreu in mid-week Copa del Rey action.
The visitors took advantage of the draw to reach the last 32 round in cup. It is a major accomplishment for them as they sit as low as 14th after 16 rounds of the competition in their respective group of the fourth class of Spanish football. Interestingly, they made it to this stage after two consecutive 1-0 extra-time wins over Gernika and CD Calahorra.
Atletico Madrid vs Sant Andreu: Head-to-head
These two likes met each other in the last 32 round of Copa del Rey five years ago when Los Colchoneros advanced 6-1 on aggregate.
They won the first leg 0-4 on the road before confirming the progress with a 2-1 win in front of the home crowd on the occasion.
This time they only clinched a narrow 0-1 victory in the first game played in late-October thanks to a Gelson Martins winner.
Atletico Madrid vs Sant Andreu: Prediction
We expect Diego Simeone to mix up his cards and give some playing time to the likes of Nikola Kalinic, Vitolo, Partey and Gelson Martins. These players led the line in the first leg at Camp Municipal. The gulf in quality between the two teams is enormous and we expect the hosts to cruise their way to a comprehensive victory by at least three goals difference in the reverse fixture at Wanda Metropolitano.
You can back Atleti to win by at least three goals difference at the odds of 1.65, while the Over 2.5 goals FT bet is paid at 1.44.
Atletico Madrid vs Sant Andreu: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid -2.5 handicap @ 1.65 (13/20)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.44 (4/9).