Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Match Analysis & Prediction
26/01/2023 11:00 pm
The latest edition of the Madrid derby takes place at Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday night when Real Madrid play host to rivals Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.
Diego Simeone’s side will be seeking revenge after suffering a 2-1 La Liga defeat to Los Blancos at the Wanda Metropolitano in September.
After suffering defeat to El Clasico rivals Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup final just under two weeks ago, Real Madrid have since responded with successive away victories over Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side came from two goals down at half time to beat Villarreal 3-2 in the last 16 of Copa del Rey – setting up this tie- before claiming a 2-0 victory over Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday through goals either side of half time from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos.
Los Blancos now turn their attention back to the Copa del Rey, with the Spanish giants seeking to win the competition for the first time since 2013-14.
Real Madrid have failed to even reach the Copa del Rey final over the last eight years and have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage on four occasions during this period, including a 1-0 defeat to Bilbao last season.
Atletico Madrid experienced a mixed start to the New Year after winning, drawing and losing in each of their first three matches, but they have since bounced back by beating Levante and Real Valladolid without reply.
Simeone’s side claimed a 2-0 away victory over Levante in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, before beating Valladolid 3-0 at home in La Liga last weekend, with Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Hermoso all scoring within the first 28 minutes.
Atletico will now aim to build on their recent victories with a win in the Madrid derby, a fixture in which they have beaten rivals Real only twice in their last 13 competitive meetings across all competitions.
Los Colchoneros have also endured a long spell without winning the Copa del Rey, last lifting the trophy in the 2012-13 campaign. They have been eliminated on three occasions at the quarter-final stage over the last nine years, while they suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat to third-tier side Cornella in the second round last season.
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid Head to head
In the 73 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Real have claimed 40 victories while Atletico have won 13, and they have drawn in 20. Atletico have scored 74 goals and conceded 123 in the process.
12/12/2020Real Madrid2Atletico Madrid0La Liga
07/03/2021Atletico Madrid1Real Madrid1La Liga
12/12/2021Real Madrid2Atletico Madrid0La Liga
08/05/2022Atletico Madrid1Real Madrid0La Liga
18/09/2022Atletico Madrid1Real Madrid2La Liga
Real Madrid Team News
Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez is set to miss out with a sprained ankle, while David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni are doubtful through calf injuries.
Marco Asensio started on the right flank against Bilbao, but his place could come under threat from either Federico Valverde or Rodrygo, while Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior should retain their spots in attack.
Real Madrid's Last 5 Matches
07/01/2023Villarreal2Real Madrid1La Liga
11/01/2023Real Madrid(P)1Valencia1Super Cup
15/01/2023Real Madrid1Barcelona3Super Cup
19/01/2023Villarreal2Real Madrid3Copa del Rey
22/01/2023Athletic Bilbao0Real Madrid2La Liga
Atletico Madrid Team News
Sergio Reguilon and Stefan Savic are both available to return for Atletico from suspension and will be in contention to start at left-back and centre-back respectively.
Memphis Depay came off the bench against Valladolid to make his Atletico debut, and he is in line to start his first game for the club in attack, with either Morata or Griezmann potentially making way.
Atletico Madrid's Last 5 Matches
04/01/2023Real Oviedo0Atletico Madrid2Copa del Rey
08/01/2023Atletico Madrid0Barcelona1La Liga
15/01/2023Almeria1Atletico Madrid1La Liga
18/01/2023Levante0Atletico Madrid2Copa del Rey
21/01/2023Atletico Madrid3Real Valladolid0La Liga
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Odds and Predictions
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