The Real Madrid vs Olimpic de Xativa match will be played this Wednesday, December 18, 2013 (12:30 PM Pacific) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. This is the 4th round, second leg match in the Copa del Rey, and in the first leg in Xativa, Olimpic resisted the powerful Real Madrid, conquering a 0-0 draw. Since Real Madrid has recent unpleasant experiences in the Copa del Rey against lower ranked teams in 2008 and 2009 (knocked out by Real Union and Alcorcon), it is expected that Ancelotti will play this match mostly with the best available players.
Olimpic de Xativa is a club competing in the Segunda Division B, group III (that is the 3rd tier of Spanish football). They are currently in fantastic form – they haven’t conceded a goal in 9 straight matches! 7 of those finished with a goalless draw, nonetheless, it is an achievement to be proud of. Their squad is composed of unknown players, it is pretty odd that not even one of them has played for at least a 2nd tier team. The players who have shown the most in their squad this season are John Mosquera, the only foreign player in the squad, and Cristian Perales. These two are the best scorers in the team, netting 3 goals each this season.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, before that 0-0 draw in Xativa, was in a series of four consecutive wins, and the little Olimpic disrupted their momentum, since they managed only a draw with Osasuna in their last match in La Liga as well.
Olimpic de Xativa doesn’t have problems with injured and suspended players, while Real Madrid will be without Ronaldo’s help, because he is suspended.
Real Madrid vs Olimpic de Xativa Prediction
Considering recent Real Madrid’s history in Copa del Rey and a fact that Ancelotti announced that he will put together his best team at the moment, we don’t give many chances to Olimpic de Xativa. Miracles don’t happen every day, and the prediction for this game is clear and easy 4-0 victory for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Olimpic de Xativa Television
The match will be televised on beIN Sport at 12:30 PM this Wednesday, December 18.
Real Madrid vs Olimpic de Xativa Highlights
The Real Madrid vs Olimpic de Xativa highlights will be available soon after the match ends.