Las Palmas vs Atletico Madrid
Copa del Rey 2016/17
Date: Tuesday, 3rd January 2017,
Kick-Off at 20:15 UK
Venue: Gran Canaria (Las Palmas).
Las Palmas had a good first half to the 2016/17 season as they sit at a comfortable 10th position in the Spanish La Liga table. The biggest achievement for them during the period is an unbeaten home record.
Atletico Madrid on the other hand are going to an extremely difficult phase. They are 6th in the league table at the moment, when so many expected them as title contenders. Their defense was one of the strongest in the league in past two seasons. But this term, they had struggled to keep clean sheets.
Las Palmas defeated second division side Huesca in the round of 32 by a 4-3 aggregate. The first leg clash away from home was a 2-2 draw, but they edged a 2-1 win at home in the second leg to guarantee a place in the round of 16.
Atletico Madrid has an easy opposition in CD Guijuelo, a team that plays their trade in the third tier. It was a comfortable ride for the team from Madrid as reflected in the final aggregate score of 10-1.
Las Palmas vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head stats
- Atletico Madrid defeated Las Palmas in the last five meetings between the two in all competition.
- Las Palmas haven’t scored in their last 4 meetings with Atletico Madrid.
- The teams had already met once this season, at the Vicente Calderon, but Madrid toiled hard to earn a 1-0 win.
Las Palmas vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Is Atletico Madrid going through a mini crisis? They had lost in 2 of their last 4 matches before the Christmas break, both coming away from home. This is very unlikely for a team like Atletico who has been equally strong in both home and away matches last season. Las Palmas are no pushovers and are unbeaten at home this season. However, it is very unlikely that they pick a win here. But we believe they have got what it takes to hold Atletico to a draw here.
Las Palmas vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Draw at 4.00 (3/1).