Real Madrid vs Chelsea:
International Champions Cup.
Date: Saturday, 30-July-2016,
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK.
Venue: Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor).
Real Madrid are prepared to put the poor start to the pre-season behind them when they face Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on Saturday evening at Michigan.
Zidane’s men were brutalized by 3-1 by Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday in their first game of the tournament. Los Blancos were already 3-0 down just 40 minutes into the game, but Marcelo pulled one back through penalty for the Spanish side. Real Madrid started the second half changing all the 11 starters for youth team players. The teenager displayed a much spirited performance than their seniors in a half that produced no more goals.
Real Madrid were without Cristiano Ronaldo in the first game and will still be without him as he is set to miss more weeks due to injury he incurred during the Euro 2016 finals. The likes of Gareth Bale, Luca Modric, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos and Pepe are still on extended holidays. Madrid will play Bayern Munich in their final game of the series on August 3.
Chelsea started their pre-season with a 2-0 defeat to Rapid Wien, but bounced back in their last two games with a 3-0 win over Wolfsberger AC and 1-0 win against English rivals Liverpool.
Conte and his men still have 2 games to play this summer, which includes games against AC Milan and German side Werder Bremen. They will then set to kick of the English Premier League season with at home against West Ham United on 15th August.
Real Madrid: Predicted Line up (4-4-2)
Casilla – Danilo, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo – Lucas, Kovacic, Casemiro, Isco – Morata, Jese.
Chelsea: Predicted Line up (4-5-1)
Begovic – Rahman, Cahill, Terry, Azpillicueta – William, Traore, Fabregas, Matic, Moses – Ruben Loftucheek.
Real Madrid Vs Chelsea: Head to Head stats
The two European giants have only played once against each other, in the UEFA Super Cup Battle of 1998 which ended 1-0 after 90 minutes in favor of the London Blues. There are no other record of previous games between the two teams.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Predictions
This will be a tough and entertaining game, both teams will strive so hard to get a win in this game. Los Blancos will be aiming for a win to give the fans a good tale after their poor performance against the French side PSG.
Chelsea also will want a win or at least a draw against the Spanish side who will be without Ronaldo and Bale, they look more inform and are slightly favoured as they enter the game from a winning streaks.
I predict a win for Conte’s Men
Real Madrid vs Chelsea:Tips
1. Chelsea win.
2. Both team to score (yes).