Eibar vs Atletico Madrid
Copa del Rey – Quarter Final, Second Leg
Date: Wednesday 25th January, 2017
Kick-off: 18:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua, Eibar.
Eibar suffered a serious blow as they faced two of the strongest teams in the country in their last two fixtures. Mendilibar’s men first lost the first leg in Copa del Rey to Atletico Madrid on a 3-0 margin at Vicente Calderon and them suffered another heavy defeat against Barcelona in Primera Division on the weekend. The Blaugrana took a demolishing 0-4 win at Ipurua to bring Eibar back to reality.
However, the team is still far above the expectations since they are currently sitting at the 10th position in the top flight of Spanish football and since they reached the quarterfinal of the cup competition.
Diego Simeone’s men look much better than they did at the start of the season. The results came instantly as Atletico Madrid jumped on the 4th position and the dream of challenging the title is live again. Atleti should have claimed three points from the visit to San Mames (one of the most difficult fortresses to be conquered in Spain), but Antoine Griezmann had his beautiful goal disallowed due to alleged offside position.
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-Head Stats
The teams will take on each other for the third time in this season. Eibar’s playing style seems to suit Atletico’s game perfectly as Atleti took two easy wins without a single goal conceded. The one from Copa del Rey was especially impressive as Griezmann, Correa and Gameiro made the rematch a formality. The team from Vicente Calderon has eight wins in ten matches with Eibar.
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Atletico are 17/20 to claim the win, but we can expect Diego Simeone to mix up his squad a bit and give rest to his key players ahead of the visit to Deportivo Alaves coming weekend. We thus expect a boring match with the Under 2.5 goals being the best betting option, set at 7/10 odds.
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to win at 1.91 (10/11)
FT – Under 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70).