Levante vs Atletico Madrid Match Analysis & Prediction
18/01/2023 11:00 pm
Atletico Madrid will be looking to secure their spot in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey when they travel to Valencia on Wednesday night to face Levante.
While the hosts claimed a 3-1 victory over Granada in the Segunda Division on Saturday, Atletico enter the contest off the back of a 1-1 deaw with Almeria in La Liga on Sunday.
Levante have actually lost just three times in the league this season, while they are three points behind Segunda Division leaders Eibar and will certainly fancy their chances of securing an automatic return to La Liga.
Javier Calleja’s side beat Granada 3-1 in the league on Saturday, while they have had to overcome three teams to reach this stage of the Copa del Rey, defeating Olot and FC Andorra before claiming a 3-2 victory over La Liga side Getafe in the last round of the competition.
The Valencia-based side will now host Atletico, and they have previous record when it comes to progressing deep into this competition in recent seasons, having made the semi-finals in 2020-21 before losing to Athletic Bilbao.
Atletico’s 1-1 draw with Almeria left them in fourth place in the La Liga table, seven points behind third-placed Real Sociedad, while they are level on points with both fifth-placed Villarreal and sixth-placed Real Betis.
There are actually just two points between ninth-placed Rayo Vallecano and Atletico in fourth, which highlights how quickly things could change in the top half of the division.
Atletico finished bottom of their Champions League group, leaving them without European football in the second half of the season, As a result, the Copa del Rey represents their only realistic chance of claiming some silverware this season.
The Red and Whites have won the Copa del Rey on 10 occasions, making them the fourth-most successful side in the history of the competition, but they have only lifted the trophy on one occasion since 1996 (2012-12).
Levante vs. Atletico Madrid Head to head
In the previous 34 meetings between these two sides, Levante have claimed nine victories while Atletico have won 18, and they have drawn in seven. Atletico have scored 54 goals and conceded 36 in the process.
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Levante Team News
Levante will have to make a late check on the fitness of Sergio Postigo, who was substituted just before the hour mark against Granada in the league on Saturday.
Marcelo Saracchi is therefore on standby to feature in the middle of the defence, while Mohamed Bouldini is in contention to start following his goal at the weekend.
Levante's Last 5 Matches
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Atletico Madrid Team News
Atletico will be boosted by the return of Stefan Savic from suspension, while Sergio Reguilon is available despite being sent off against Almeria in the league at the weekend.
As a result, Yannick Carrasco could be the visitors’ only absentee, with the Belgian international likely to be out until the start of February duee to a muscular problem.
Atletico Madrid's Last 5 Matches
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Levante vs. Atletico Madrid: Odds and Predictions
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