The Madrid derby comes to life but this time in the Copa del Rey as Atletico come as 10/1 challengers ().
Real Madrid were deadly against Levante in the previous round before Christmas, winning 8-0, but their second string couldn’t even muster a goal in the 2-0 reverse in the 2nd leg.
The feeling is that the same tactic could apply; win heavily and treat the tie as a 1-leg affair. Madrid will be eyeing a 3-0 (17/2, Paddy Power), 4-0 (14/1, Betfred) or even 5-0 win (40/1, Ladbrokes) to ensure this.
Atletico have prepared poorly with a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Hercules and a win to nil for Mourinho’s Madrid is a tempting 7/5 at Paddy Power.