2012/13 Copa del Rey final – Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

16 May

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Copa del Rey Final – 20:30 – live on Sky Sports 1

Seems little point in discussing this game in great depth as, like a Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld darts match, one side holds a massive mental advantage over the over due to constantly beating them.

In this case, Atletico Madrid haven’t beaten Real since 1999 – when Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink played for Los Colchoneros! In most meetings this century, there have been few opportunities better than the one Atleti had in the league a few weeks ago.

Basically, with Real playing in the UEFA Champions League days later, Los Blancos rested nine of their eleven starters from the previous game and still won 2-1 at Atletico’s Vicente Calderon stadium!

So, while an Atletico win grows more and more plausible as the year’s progress, they just don’t seem able to get the job done.

Therefore, besides throwing your money up in the air and guessing that Atleti will finally get it right in the Copa final, what makes anyone think that they’ll finally defeat Real when the circumstances – regular starters available, game held at their own stadium etc – favour Los Blancos more than ever this time?

From a fan perspective, I’d like to see Los Colchoneros defeat Real this Friday, but from a betting perspective – and bear in mind that I’m not someone who just keeps backing the same thing under the guise that it has to win sooner or later – the main recommendation has to be something to so with a Real Madrid win.

In saying that, I’d expect both teams to score (8/15) and Falcao (6/1 first scorer, 4/6 anytime) to net for Atleti, but the prices on offer are simply too short for me to recommend as my main pick.

As I can’t bet with William Hill because I work for them, I’ve bet on Real – 1 Asian line elsewhere in the expectancy that my bet should be a push worst case.

Now, as Hills don’t offer Asian lines the closest I can find for you is Real -1 straight handicap at 13/10. For those unaware, this bet means that Real will have to win by two goals in order for you to win the bet.

Of course, tricky position for me in terms of recommendations, but I’ve given you honest insight from a work and personal perspective and wish you the best of luck betting on the 2012/13 Copa del Rey final.

Finally, should you wish to bet on the William Hill headline offers for this game, please click on the link below where you’ll find all of your markets.

View all of our betting for Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

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