Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
International – Champions Cup
Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford).
This is an important season for both of these teams. After a disappointing campaign in 2018-19, especially for Real, they have set the bars high with some audacious signings. And so have their local rivals too. In fact, for passionate fans, it would take some time to get used to this new-look Atleti, after their core has been changed with several ones leaving, and many others arriving.
This being a pre-season tournament, the utmost priority would be to integrate the new lads into the mix. We’ll be witnessing the likes of Eden Hazard, Joao Felix, Luka Jovic, etc donning new colors on their backs.
Real has started their new run with a loss after Bayern dispatched them with a 3-1 scoreline. Taking into account that defeat, one more against arch-rivals Colchenoros will be nothing but hell, be it friendly or not.
As such, the fixture should get interesting once the spirit of competitiveness and rivalry seeps into the players.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last four matches had goals from both teams.
- Four of the last five ties were draws.
- Five of the last ten meetings saw Real scoring two or more goals.
- The last time these two met outside the league, Atleti recorded a huge 4-2 win.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Might be hard to believe, but Real Madrid was winless in seven of their last ten games and lost four of their last five fixtures as well. They have also conceded two or more goals in their last four match-ups.
Going on, the squad is not set yet, with the manager practically on a new sting, though for the second time, along with several new players. They are yet to get used to playing along with each other, and it will take some time before they get to full swing.
Moreover, some of their weaknesses were on full display against Bayern, which Diego Simeone will be eager to take advantage of.
As things stand, expect Real to have a tough outing. But do not think of these performances as benchmarks for the rest of the season. Once they get on track, we’ll be witnessing a great European squad.
Moving on, Atleti has some of the same problems as Real, that they are yet to gel with each other. Though their manager has been the same for the last several years, which is a definite plus in this tie, they have lost services of one of the best center-backs in the world, Diego Godin.
Coupling these along with this being friendly, we should see goals at either end of the pitch.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score.
Double Chance: Atletico Madrid or Draw.