Levante will play at home with Atlético Madrid in the 1/8 finals of the Spanish Cup. The match will take place on January 18, starting at 20:00 GMT.
Copa del Rey
Last season, Levante failed to perform in La Liga, which led the team to the Segunda. From the first rounds, the club entered the struggle for a return to the elite championship.
For 23 rounds of the current championship, the Levante got ten wins and draws, which correspond to 40 points and third position in the standings.
The gap from the first place is only three points, while after a draw with Gijon (1-1), the club under the leadership of Javier Calleja defeated Granada (3-1). In the Cup, the team knocked out Andorra (2-1) and Getafe (3-2).
Atletico Madrid this season is clearly below expectations. In the La Liga tournament, the club has eight wins and four draws, which correspond to 28 points and fourth position in the standings.
Madrid have a quality selection of players, but there is no stability in the team’s game. Despite the problems in the championship, there is a great chance to at least partially rehabilitate.
Atlético opened the Copa del Rey tournament with a 2-0 victory over Almazan, followed by an easy win against Arenteiro (3-1).
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Head to Head
For four matches in a row, Atlético Madrid cannot beat Levante in personal meetings. The last victory came only in 2020.
Last year, both teams played each other in the championship of Spain, where Levante won away with a score (1-0).
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Guests due to the class and strong team will be able to prove their worth and take control of the ball. In addition, the statistics and motivation are on the side of Madrid, which is able to please the fans after two vague fights.
Levante can impose a struggle in this match and also score a goal, so the match is expected to be productive.
Prediction for this match: Atlético Madrid win.