Atlético Madrid vs. Real Madrid
|Date & Time||Saturday July 27, 2019, 7:30 AM (EDT)|
East Rutherford, New Jersey
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Real Madrid are set to play against Atletico Madrid in the 2019 International Champions Cup.
Atletico Madrid had a poor start to their preseason as they only managed a 0-0 result against C.D Guadalajara. Atletico ended up winning the match via a penalty shoot-out but it was a very poor performance by the team. During the match against C.D Guadalajara, Atletico Madrid only managed to maintain 43% of the possession and had only 11 shots in the entire match. The biggest concern for Atletico Madrid will be that they played most of their top players in this match. There have been some big changes at Atletico Madrid this season and the team seems to be lacking the identity they had last season. With Real Madrid as their next opponents, Atletico Madrid must improve significantly if they wish to compete.
Looking at Real Madrid, they managed a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in their previous match. Similar to Atletico, Real Madrid also managed to end up with a victory via a penalty shoot-out. Gareth Bale proved his value for Real Madrid by scoring a vital goal for the team. During the match, Real Madrid had around 50% of the possession while managing to take 18 shots with 6 shots being on target. Real Madrid have now played 2 preseason games and the team is starting to show chemistry and form. This was evident as Real Madrid played significantly better in the second half of the match against Arsenal.
This match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid is set to be played at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Real Madrid to win this match. When compared to Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid seems to have significantly stronger form. Real Madrid looked good in the game against Arsenal and I see them being too strong for Atletico Madrid in this fixture.