Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
Real Oviedo and Atletico Madrid take on each other at Estadio Nuevo Carlos Tartiere in a highly-anticipated Copa del Rey game. Los Rojiblancos did well to beat Elche 2-0 in their last league match, but they have big ambitions for the 2022/2023 Copa del Rey campaign as well. Diego Simeone’s troops defeated Arenteiro in the last 64, and they are seen as favourites to win Wednesday’s clash as well.
Both Nahuel Molina and Rodrigo de Paul should miss out with injuries, while all Koke, Thomas Lemar, and Saul Niguez are pushing for a start. Los Azules, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Atletico Madrid by beating Granada 1-0, but they face an uphill task in the midweek game. Los Rojiblancos are eager to go all the way in the Spanish Cup, and we predict that they will prove their worth on the field. Both Javi Mier and Angel Montoro should miss out with injuries for the home side.
Highlighted Player (Sergi Enrich):
Sergi Enrich is a product of Mallorca’s youth academy. The 181-cm-tall striker was born in Ciutadella, Spain on 26 February, 1990 and he began his senior career at Mallorca. Enrich played 83 league games for Mallorca B, while making 6 appearances for the first team between 2010 and 2013.
During his spell at Mallorca he played for the likes of Recreativo and Alcorcon on loan and in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Numancia. Sergi Enrich scored 26 goals in 76 league appearances for Numancia, but on 12 July, 2015 he joined Eibar to play in the Spanish top flight.
The Spanish attacker made 35 appearances for los Ameros in the 2015/2016 season, scoring seven goals in the process. Sergi Enrich’s market value was €4 million in July, 2016 and it has to be noted that his contract with Eibar expires on 30 June, 2018. His maternal family name is Ametller.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.