Real Too Good In Copa Del Rey
Former Premier League footballer and TV pundit Matt Le Tissier has a football tip for tonight’s Copa Del Rey Final between city rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Jose Mourinho has the opportunity to sign off in style and pick up some silverware before his likely departure from Real Madrid and his side may benefit from playing the game in their home stadium, the Santiago Bernabeau. Although this is classed as a neutral fixture it is worth noting that Real Madrid have not lost a game there this season and Mourinho will be treating this as a home game.
Real Madrid are currently enjoying a fourteen match unbeaten run and have won their last ten games at home while averaging a staggering 3.50 goals scored in the process. Atletico Madrid’s form has been a little more sketchy with just four wins in their last eleven La Liga games including a 1-2 defeat to Real in front of their home fans at Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Atletico Madrid have been impressive in La Liga this season, but have fallen short against more illustrious sides losing both home and away to Real Madrid and Barcelona as they struggle to gain parity with Spain’s two heavyweights. With Rademel Falcao leading the line they can’t be entirely ruled out, but Real have more quality throughout their side and look like edging the game.
Matt Le Tissier Tips: “Jose Mourinho has more experience of these big games and Real have already done a league double over Atletico this season so I’d expect them to triumph again tonight. Best odds for that though are 3/5 with Betvictor, so I’d be tempted to take best odds of 8/1 with the same firm on a 2-1 Real Madrid win in the Correct Score Market.”
Real Madrid beat Alcoyano Celta Vigo, Valencia and their fierce rivals Barcelona to reach the final, while Atletico had a slightly easier route beating Real Jaen, Getafe, Real Betis and Sevilla.
Real Madrid last lifted the Copa Del Rey in 2011 after an extra time victory over Barcelona. Atletico Madrid were runners-up to Sevilla in 2010, Espanyol in 2000 and Valencia in 1999 and last lifted the trophy in 1996 when they also beat Barcelona after extra time.