Atlético Madrid travel to Asturias to play Real Oviedo in the round of last 32 of the Copa del Rey later today.
Having been knocked out of all European tournaments in the autumn, the Copa del Rey remains the only competition that Atlético Madrid can realistically win this season. Thus, Diego Simeone is not expected to make many changes to the starting XI that beat Elche in La Liga last week.
Nahuel Molina is predicted to get the nod ahead of Marcos Llorente at right-back, while Koke will most likely take Geoffrey Kondogbia’s place in Los Colchoneros’ midfield. João Félix is expected to start the match on the bench.
Predicted Atlético Madrid lineup against Real Oviedo
AS predict that Simeone will field the following starting XI against Real Oviedo: Jan Oblak – Nahuel Molina, José María Giménez, Axel Witsel, Mario Hermoso, Yannick Carrasco – Pablo Barrios, Koke, Thomas Lemar – Antoine Griezmann, Álvaro Morata.
The match is set to kick off at 8 pm CET.
GSFN | Tom Cserép