Real Oviedo vs Atletico Madrid Match Analysis & Prediction
04/01/2023 10:00 pm
Atletico Madrid will be looking to progress to the last-16 stage of the Copa del Rey when they travel to second-tier side Real Oviedo on Wednesday.
While the hosts have beaten Gimnastica Torrelavega and Granada in the opening two rounds, Atletico have overcome Almazan and Arenteiro to advance to this stage.
Real Oviedo have not progressed past the last-32 stage of the Copa del Rey since 2003, so it would be some story if they managed to navigate their way past Atletico to advance in this season’s competition.
The Blues have not actually been in action since the 1-0 victory over Granada, with their last league match being a 1-0 victory over Sporting Gijon on December 17.
Alvaro Cervera’s side are currently 14th in the Segunda Division table, picking up 27 points from their 21 games, which has left them six points outside of the relegation zone.
Meanwhile, Atletico enter the contest off the back of a 2-0 victory over Elche on December 29, with Joao Felix and Alvaro Morata getting on the scoresheet.
That result has left the Red and Whites in fourth place in the table, two points behind third-placed Real Sociedad but just two points ahead of fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao on the same number of matches.
Diego Simeone’s side were eliminated in the round of 16 last season, and they have only won this competition on 10 occasions, with their last success coming back in 2012-13.
However, the Copa del Rey is likely to represent Atletico’s best chance of securing silverware this season, as they do not have European football in the second half of the campaign, having finished fourth in the Champions League group behind Porto, Club Brugge and Bayer Leverkusen.
Real Oviedo vs. Atletico Madrid Head to head
In the previous 17 meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Real Oviedo have claimed four victories while Atletico have won seven, and they have drawn in six. Atletico have scored 31 goals and conceded 21 in the process.
22/12/1999Atletico Madrid5Real Oviedo0La Liga
07/05/2000Real Oviedo2Atletico Madrid2La Liga
09/12/2001Atletico Madrid0Real Oviedo0Segunda Division
05/05/2002Real Oviedo2Atletico Madrid3Segunda Division
28/07/2015Real Oviedo0Atletico Madrid2Club Friendlies
Real Oviedo Team News
Borja Baston was only a substitute against Granada last time out, but he is likely to be brought into the starting side for this game at the expense of Samuel Obeng.
Alvaro could otherwise select the same side from the previous round, with Viti Rozada and Borja Sanchez likely to operate in the wide positions for the hosts.
Real Oviedo's Last 5 Matches
30/11/2022Tenerife0Real Oviedo1Segunda Division
06/12/2022Real Oviedo0Las Palmas0Segunda Division
11/12/2022Eibar1Real Oviedo0Segunda Division
17/12/2022Real Oviedo1Sporting Gijon0Segunda Division
22/12/2022Real Oviedo1Granada0Copa del Rey
Atletico Madrid Team News
Atletico had Mario Hermoso sent off in their game against Elche last time out, but the centre-back is available for this contest and is expected to be in the starting lineup.
Simeone will make changes from the side that started in the league, with Sergio Reguilon, Koke and Thomas Lemar likely to come into the XI.
Atletico Madrid's Last 5 Matches
09/11/2022Mallorca1Atletico Madrid0La Liga
13/11/2022Almazan0Atletico Madrid2Copa del Rey
14/12/2022Ponferradina2Atletico Madrid4Club Friendlies
22/12/2022Arenteiro1Atletico Madrid3Copa del Rey
29/12/2022Atletico Madrid2Elche0La Liga
Real Oviedo vs. Atletico Madrid: Odds and Predictions
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