Atletico Best Bet In Spanish Cup
Premier League Legend Matt Le Tissier tips Atletico Madrid as the best bet in preference to Barcelona in tonight’s Spanish Cup semi-final games.
Barcelona head to Malaga for the second leg of their quarter final which hangs in the balance after the 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp last Wednesday. The winners will face Real Madrid in the semi-finals and while Barcelona are strongly fancied to come out on top, the 3-2 defeat at Real Sociedad at the weekend means they have gone two games without a win for the first time this season.
Matt Le Tissier says: “Barcelona are far too short in their Copa Del Rey clash with Malaga on the back of their shock defeat on the weekend and also the draw in the first leg of tonight’s game. I’d rather back Atletico Madrid at 11/8 with William Hill to see off Real Betis in their quarter-final. Betis are a decent side but are 12 points off Atletico in the league and find it hard against the top sides in Spain. Up against a rampant Radamel Falcao and co, they look set to struggle.”
Atletico are in the driving seat for a semi-final show down with Sevilla following the comfortable 2-0 victory against Betis in the first leg in Madrid. Falcao opened the scoring and the prolific Colombian striker has been the inspiration behind Atletico’s performances in the league where they are second, seven points clear of third placed Real Madrid.
Betis are going well in fourth, but have slipped up at home on a number of occasions this season. The two sides met in Seville on 29 September when Falcao scored a brace as Atletico twice came from behind to win 4-2.