Atletico Madrid are expected to breeze through their return leg of the Copa del Rey match against Hospitalet. The first match ended with a comfortable 3-0 win, which could see Simeone rotate his squad, and still have enough power to fire his team to victory at Vicente Calderon, the last home match of the season.
Hospitalet come from the third tier of Spanish football, and they will visit Madrid only to enjoy the chance to play against the current title holders. Los Rojiblancos are currently on the third place in La Liga, seven points behind Barcelona, and come from an unexpected defeat against Villarreal. The Villarreal match put an end to Atletico’s unbeaten run at home: it was a record that held for 19 months, ever since that 1-2 loss to Barcelona back in May 2013.
Alessio Cerci should once again be fielded on the right wing that would give much more room to create chances, while the fans are demanding Griezmann starts. Atletico won the competition 10 times, which is why Hospitalet cannot hope for much, even if they come on the back of two consecutive wins. Ruben Alcaraz is the main threat to Atletico’s clean sheet, with three goals in the last five matches as well as David Haro with already 8 Segunda B goals this season.
Atletico are tipped to start another unbeaten run in all competitions, tomorrow, for which Unibet gives them 1.04 odds. Hospitalet got 30.00 to win and both teams to score has 3.45 odds. Many bookies do not even offer over/under bets for this match, seeing as even Unibet has odds as low as 1.60 for over 3.5 goals. Los Rojiblancos for both halves 1.20 odds, and we’re betting 7 units on over 2.5 goals in the second half with 2.50 odds.