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As I said in the intro, there is absolutely no way to predict an entire Copa del Rey tournament.
But when looking at the draw and seeing the paths that every team has to take to find glory, perhaps the most likely option is the biggest and most exciting match possible.
The Madrid Derby has been lopsided for many years now, but Diego Simeone is in the middle of turning Atletico back into a top club.
With superstars like Arda Turan and Radamel Falcao leading the charge, Los Colchoneros simply have to be the favorite to reach the final from their half of the bracket.
Real Madrid or Barcelona?
In the other half, assuming that another Clasico will be fought in the semifinals, the winner is unpredictable as always.
The winner of that tie would likely be the team that is most fit at the time. Right now Real Madrid are wrecked by injuries, with Barcelona not far behind.
It can be argued that La Blaugrana's concerns with Puyol and Pique are greater since the only serious worry for Madrid is Marcelo, and Fabio Coentrao can certainly fill that void.
Who wins and why?
There is just no way of knowing which Spanish giant will be more fit, how decided the league will be at this time and how alive both teams are in Europe.
All of those factors will play a big role, and right now it is a toss-up.
My only reasoning for picking Madrid over Barça is that no team has made three consecutive finals since the Catalans did it from 1996 to 1998.
Whichever team wins, neither will want to face Falcao and Atletico Madrid in an elimination match. That much is certain.
What are your predictions for the Copa del Rey? Whom do you expect to be in the final? Feel free to leave your comments below.