This month is the winter break in many countries, and the European competition traditionally does not start the play-off round until February. This does not mean, however, that there will be few football matches in the coming days – on the contrary, evenings promise to be full of excitement. On Wednesday, the program will be saturated mainly with Spanish teams that will face each other in the next round of the domestic cup. There, later than others, Levante will play Atlético. The favorite is obvious, but will the visitors from Madrid confirm their status? Viewers of the service have access to a detailed prediction for the match on January 18, 2023.
Levante are now more focused on the fight to return to La Liga
At least the ‘Frogs’ but they still endured year after year in La Liga. However, everything ended with the last draw, when the team, despite the change of coaches, finally took the penultimate place. However, now, with Javier Calleja, it turns out to be fighting to return to the “tower” as soon as possible. So Granada managed to beat in the last round. But at the same time, the cup is not emptied. What a strong will 3-2 against Getafe when they lost the first two times at home, but finally won in the 91st minute!
Atlético obviously have to think about how to save the season
The “mattress” after the 2021 championships unexpectedly slowed down significantly. In the most recent period, however, “El Cholo” was able to at least partially redeem itself, knocking out Manchester United in the play-offs and losing to City in the quarter-finals by 1 goal (0-1 and 0-0). This will not happen now, the Madrid giants finished last in their group in the fall and did not even qualify for the Europa League. Obviously, Diego Simeone is trying to rectify the situation in the domestic arena. But not everything goes well – even Almeria was not defeated in the last round, playing 1:1. But after all, the cup is a chance to win a rather serious trophy. Plus, he’s still lucky in the draw.
Atlético cannot win from 2020. Moreover, in 4 matches, Levante’s victories and draws alternated.
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Atlético are seen as favorites for this pair, but they are clearly not on the right track – which is not the case with Levante. We bet on the hosts with a “+1” handicap (coefficient – 1.64).
Free prediction for Levante Atlético on January 18: