Juventus vs Tottenham:
International Champions Cup 2016,
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2016,
Kick-off: 11:00 UK,
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne).
Italian Serie A giants Juventus return to the Melbourne Cricket Stadium on Tuesday to face English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur for their second and final International Champions Cup match on Australian soil.
The Old Lady were defeated 4-3 by the local side Melbourne Victory in the first match of the series on penalties. Allegri fielded a number of youngsters for the first warm match and is pleased with the run-out despite the result. He is largely impressed by the wonder-strike of young prodigy Carlos Blanco Moreno, who scored the first goal for the Italians in the second half, which was canceled out by Jai Ingham in the 83rd minute.
Mauricio Pochettino led Tottenham Hotspur will be up for their first real test in this pre-season when they face Juventus on Tuesday. They were involved in one friendly previously, a rather training ground match against Nottingham Forest, which was won by the Spurs 3-0. Just like Juventus, Spurs are also travelling with a young squad with majority of their key players still on extended holidays due to the participation in Euro 2016.
Juventus vs Tottenham: Team News
Juventus head-coach Maxi Allegri already hinted that the new signings Miralem Pjanic, Medhi Benatia could start here alongside Roberto Pereyra. But once again the line-ups over two halves will witness a number of young members from the B-Team.
The new summer signings Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen are all part of the squad and they are expected to start alongside a number of youth team players. While first team players Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose are all on holidays.
Juventus vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head Stats
This will be the first team these two sides play against each other in a senior football match.
Juventus vs Tottenham: Prediction
It is still early days of the season and there will be plenty of rustiness to shake off for either teams. It is very likely that both coaches are likely to focus on fitness of the players rather than performance and as a result we may see another match which decides in the penalty shootout.
But I expect both teams to score and considering this being a friendly, I prefer not to go with the full time result of the match.
Juventus vs Tottenham: Tips
- Both Teams to Score.
- Over 2.5 goals.