Manchester City vs Real Madrid
International Champions Cup
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Kick-off at 4:00 UK/ 5:00 CET
Venue: LA Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, California).
The football-party continues with the International Champions Cup as Pep Gaurdiola’s Manchester City take on Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid at the LA Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday.
Both teams lost their opening match in the competition to Manchester United.
The Citizens were beaten 2-0 by their cross-city rivals, with the two goals falling in quick succession just before the first-half whistle.
Real were more competitive in their opening fixture and they drew level with United before flattering in the penalty shootout.
The summer signings Kyle Walker and Ederson were in action against United. Now the two latest signings Danilo and Benjamin Mendy set to make their first appearance in a Manchester City shirt.
On the other hand, Zinedine Zidane saw a plenty of promise from a number of youngsters. It was the new signing Theo Hernandez, who earned the penalty that led to the equalizer.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head
The teams met at the International Champions Cup two years ago. Real run rout on a young City squad with a 4-1 win.
Real are unbeaten in the four UEFA Champions League matches against the Citizens with two home wins and draws in the away leg.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Both teams struggled to create enough chances in their opening match of the tournament. With Ronaldo missing out for Real and David Silva for City, the situation is expected to continue. Moreover, the two managers stressed the importance of building fitness in the pre-season and we are expected to see a number of youngsters in action from both ends.
From the above analysis, the match will be a low scoring one, with the most probable full-time score being 1-1.