Atletico Madrid vs Girona - 16/01/2019 Preview

Atletico Madrid will face Girona at Wanda Metropolitano at Copa del Rey – 1/8 Final Second Leg. Atletico Madrid against Girona is the match with big interest after their previous 1:1 match at 1st Leg of Copa. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

 

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid is playing very stable football. Madridistas standing at the second position in LaLiga and going further in all competitions giving chances to show abilities and potential for young players. This season Atl. Madrid has never lost at home while playing in official matches, moreover, played draw only two times.  In 14 games played home, Atletico conceded only 5 goals. During this season Atl. Madrid likely to play without the ball by giving control to opponents, however, they have scored only 1 goal from counter-attack mostly scoring from open play and set piece.

Madrid is continuing to play in all competitions and that perfect chance to make rotations in the squad and prepare for really important matches in Europe and LaLiga.

 

Girona

Girona this season standing at 8th position with 24 points, however, the team which is on 17th position have 21 points and that only 3 points difference, so everything could change after one unlucky round. As we mentioned in the previous preview of Girona, the team have two featured players – Bernardo Espinosa (defender) and Cristian Stuani (striker). Most of the lucky matches were thanks to them.

The team has strong players so they likely to won aerial duels, however, they stumble while defending set pieces. Girona playing through the middle and likely to play on their half, they give initiative to rivals.

 

H2H

Previously teams played 4 matches, and all of them has finished by draw results and both teams scored. This match would be the second leg of Copa del Rey, the first match was finished with 1:1 result at Estadio Municipal de Montilivi.