On January 18, the Ciutat de Valencia will host the 1/8 finals of the Spanish Cup, in which Levante will meet Atlético Madrid. The start of the fight is scheduled for 22:00 Kyiv time.
The club is quite modest, but at the same time it managed to score enough points from year to year to ensure the next “survival” in the Example. This simple scheme failed in the last temporade. Despite the change of coaches, the “frogs” still went to the Segunda from the penultimate position. But now this team is predictably fighting for a return back to La Liga. And, of course, this will be her main task. There are many victories, but it is too early to say that the goal will be achieved. Even after another victory, over Granada, it turns out to go only 3rd in the current standings – and this is not a promotion further, but only participation in the playoffs. But the Copa del Rey is also not forgotten. In the last round, in a very difficult struggle with an abundance of goals, we managed to beat Getafe 3:2.
The team, quite possibly, spends the last season under the leadership of Diego Simeone. The Argentine has worked here for more than 10 years and has achieved a lot. And, of course, he does not want the final result to be the championship in the cycle before last. El Cholo has a winning mentality and wants to leave with a shield. But in the Champions League, the Spaniards failed, finishing 4th in their group. In the Example, too, everything is not easy, here at least stay in the top 4. Even with “Almeria” lost points, playing 1:1. And 28 points after 17 rounds is the worst start with a Latin American specialist in the capital of Spain. This is how it turns out that the cup becomes in fact the last tournament in which you can win. Or will Kopa be sacrificed to save more energy for La Liga?
Levante have been surprisingly confident in recent years with Atlético. The “frogs” have a couple of draws and losses.
Bookmakers believe that Atlético will at least succeed here. Let’s agree and bet on the victory of the guests from Madrid with a coefficient of 1.71 at Parimatch.