Tottenham Hotspur vs Atletico Madrid:
International Champions Cup.
Date: Friday, July 29, 2016,
Kick-off: 11:00 UK,
Venue:Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia).
Atletico Madrid start their International Champions Cup friendly tournament clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.
The Spurs are chasing for their first win in the mini friendly tournament after a 2-1 lost to Juventus on Tuesday. Mauricio Pochettino’s side observed a poor end to the English Premier League season last time up, where they surrendered the title to Leicester City and lost the second place to bitter rivals Arsenal.
Atletico Madrid had a disappointing campaign in both domestic and European competitions as they lost the title at dying embers of the season to Barcelona. A Champions League triumph was also expected, but a disheartening penalty shootout loss Real Madrid left them without a major trophy in the 2015/16 season.
Diego Simeone will use the game to test his boys might into the upcoming football season and make a mark in the competition.
Diego Simeone’s side have won two and lost three games, conceding five and scored seven in the last five games in all competition. They also started their preseason with comfortable 2-0 win over Numancia on Saturday.
Tottenham Hotspur have not won any game in their last five outings in all competitions, six scored and 12 allowed. Their International Champions Cup campaign started with disappointment following a 2-1 bitterly lost to Juventus.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-Head
Tottenham last played against Atletico Madrid in 1963 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup, where the Spurs won 5-1.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Atletico Madrid: Team News
Madrid will be without the services of Antoine Griezmann, who is still on holidays after steering France to final of the just ended Euro 2016 which they lost 1-0 to Portugal.
Tottenham Hotspurs are also missing Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Eric Dier who did not travel with the team. While Cristian Eriksen is a major doubt and is very likely to sit out for this match.
Both teams have no major injury concern going into this game and new recruits will be given the nod.
Tottenham Hotspur: Expected Starting Eleven (4-3-3)
Vorm – Willmer, Cater-Vickers, Ball, Trippier – Mason, Wanyama, Carroll – Chadli, Son Hueng-Min, Janssen
Atletico Madrid: Expected Starting Eleven (3-5-2)
Oblak – Filipe Luis, Godin, Vrsaljko – Koke, Gabi, Thomas, Jota, Saul- Amath Deihiou, Torres
Atletico Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction
Tottenham Hotpur squad for this term’s preseason competition concentrates on testing the new and young players for the first team for the upcoming seasons. The likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker are missing in this game, which gives Atletico Madrid a slight advantage.
Despite Madrid missing Antoine Griezemann, the likes of Torres, Godin, Filipe Luis who took the team to Champions League finals last season will all get the nod.
Pochettino’s young boys lost 2-1 to Juventus and the level of play by Tottenham was down a bit interns of strength and committing mistakes at their own back-yard which needs to be improved but against aggressive team like Atletico Madrid it would not be an easy task for Tottenham.
Predicted Full Time Score: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Atletico Madrid.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Atletico Madrid: Tips
- Both Teams to Score.
- Over 2.5 goals.