Thursday’s Copa del Rey fixtures promise excitement as football giants Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid clash in a high-stakes encounter. Additionally, Barcelona looks to bounce back against Unionistas.
Unionistas vs. Barcelona (Thursday, 6.30 pm)
Eager to recover from their Supercopa de Espana setback, Barcelona faces third-tier Unionistas in the Round of 16.
Following a 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid, Xavi’s side aims to regain confidence against the lowest-ranked team remaining in the competition.
- Prediction: Unionistas 1-3 Barcelona
Despite Unionistas playing without trepidation, Barcelona’s offensive prowess should secure a victory.
While the hosts may find the net, Barcelona’s energy levels and morale recovery post-Supercopa defeat are key factors. Expect an engaging match with over 2.5 goals.
Atletico vs. Real Madrid (Thursday, 8.30 pm)
In a captivating rematch of the Supercopa de Espana’s eight-goal thriller, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid collide in the Copa del Rey Round of 16.
Ancelotti’s men triumphed 5-3 in Riyadh, but Atletico’s unbeaten 25-game run at the Metropolitano Stadium adds intensity.
- Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Madrid
Despite Atletico’s recent form, their formidable home record and extended rest period provide an advantage.
Real Madrid, fatigued from their Middle Eastern endeavors, may struggle. A fierce battle is expected, with under 4.5 goals predicted.
As Thursday unfolds, brace yourself for football drama with these Copa del Rey clashes.