Atletico Madrid seems to have found their moment and returns to the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, where they will play with Elche on Wednesday night in a clash to count for the second round of the 4th round of the King’s Cup. Atletico de Madrid seems to have overcome their offensive crisis and arrives here with 7 goals scored in the last two meetings against AS Roma and Levante. Elche has a draw in the first leg against the Colchoneros and arrives here with the tie still open.
Atletico Madrid are preparing to play in the second leg of the competition after having drawn a ball in the first leg, in what was another unsatisfying game of Diego Simeone’s team. This is a test that the team has already won 10 times, with the last time it achieved in 2012/13, and since then reached two more semi-finals, eliminated in one by Real Madrid, and the rest by Barcelona . The Colchoneros have been demonstrating a very disappointing way in recent matches, both in La Liga and in the Champions League, they can not create danger to their opponents and play an unappealing football.
However, only recently have they begun to show signs of improvement, winning their last two meetings against AS Roma and Levante, where they have scored 7 goals without conceding any in the process. Still, to play at home where he has not lost any of the 5 games played for the Spanish championship, winning 2 and drawing 3, the Colchoneros are forced to move forward, presenting a more talented and more competitive team, although Simeone should make some changes here so as to rest players.
In his last 5 official matches, Atlético de Madrid has a record of 3 wins and 2 draws. This sequence of results began with a 1-1 draw at the Karabakh reception for the Champions League. There was a 0-1 defeat at Deportivo, a 0-0 draw at Real Madrid, a 2-0 win at AS Roma, the Champions League, and on the final day, a win for 0-5 on the Levante.
Copa del Rey Elche, meanwhile, arrived here after eliminating Badalona, Cultural Durango and Hercules in the previous rounds but has now stumbled onto a top Spanish soccer team, which could shorten the course of the competition. The Franjiverdes have descended from the main Spanish championship in 2014/15, and last season they descended from the second league to the 3rd division where they are now in 3rd place at the table already with 14 points less than leader Mallorca, but only 1 point less than the 2nd Villarreal B.
In the 10 trips made this season, the championship and the King’s Cup, Elche went on to win on 5 occasions, losing only 2, with a total of 21 goals scored and 14 goals conceded. Elche arrives here with the open qualifier but taking the best in the Metropolitan Wanda over an unbeaten Atletico Madrid this year in the Spanish championship is something that is not within everyone’s reach.
In their last 5 official matches, Elche has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses. This sequence of results began with a 2-1 win at the Ebro. They were followed by a 0-0 draw at Villarreal B, a 0-1 defeat at Formentera, a 2-0 loss at Mallorca, and on the final day, a 2-2 draw at the reception to Valencia B.
Atletico de Madrid has won 4 of the last 5 direct matches played in the last 15 years, tying the rest.
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