Kick-off: 1706, 10/08/2019
Stadium: Friends Arena
TV: Premier Sports
Atletico Madrid are fancied to finish off this year’s International Champions Cup by beating Juventus at Friends Arena in Stockholm.
Los Colchoneros romped to an amazing 7-3 win over arch-rivals Real earlier on in this tournament and may be just as fired up for this clash with the Old Lady.
Diego Simeone’s side were knocked out of the Champions League by Cristiano Ronaldo and Co last term, so securing some small revenge could be on the agenda.
We’re backing the Spanish outfit to prevail at 3/2 for our opening Atletico Madrid vs Juventus prediction.
A Look At Atletico Madrid’s Betting Odds
Atletico were outstanding when crushing their neighbours in New Jersey, with Diego Costa claiming four of the goals.
Major new signing Joao Felix was also on target at MetLife Stadium, along with Angel Correa and Vitolo.
Los Colchoneros have since beaten an MLS All-Stars team 3-0 in Orlando and edged out Atletico de San Luis 2-1 in Mexico.
Losing the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Diego Godin, Rodri and Lucas Hernandez this summer seems to have spurred on the remaining players and fresh recruits.
Former Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier told the club website: “When players leave, it’s difficult to replace them, but we’ve certainly done that with the players that have come in and everybody’s gelled very quickly.
“Simeone has set the team up very well and we’ve all adapted very quickly. I’m surprised at how quickly I’ve settled into the team and I can only thank the coaches, teammates and staff for making me feel so welcome.”
Looking at the Atletico Madrid vs Juventus odds, there is plenty of appeal in 7/2 for Los Colchoneros to win and both teams to score.
A Look At Juventus’ Betting Odds
Juventus overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit by beating Atletico 3-0 in Turin back in March, with Ronaldo haunting his old Madrid rivals by hitting a hat-trick.
However, the Bianconeri have looked vulnerable in pre-season games and may still be undercooked for this clash, with the Serie A action not starting for another fortnight.
After losing 3-2 to Tottenham in Singapore, Juve just managed to shade Inter Milan in a penalty shoot-out in China after drawing 1-1.
A subsequent tour of Korea culminated with a 3-3 tie against Team K-League, after which new manager Maurizio Sarri admitted some players were suffering from tiredness.
Juve should benefit from a nice break between that game and this trip to Sweden, but off-field events have been a touch hectic.
Moise Kean has left for Everton, Joao Cancelo joined Manchester City in a swap deal involving Danilo and Paulo Dybala seems to have been hawked around several Premier League clubs.
The feeling is that Sarri will be glad to get this tournament over with and start preparing properly for Italy’s domestic campaign.
Let’s add 6/1 for Los Colchoneros to win and over 3.5 goals in the game to our Atletico Madrid vs Juventus betting tips.
Last ICC result:
Real Madrid 3-7 ATLETICO MADRID – Costa (4), Felix, Correa, Vitolo
JUVENTUS 1-1 Inter Milan (4-3 on pens) – Ronaldo
Head-to-head: Juventus 3-0 Atletico, Atletico 2-0 Juventus, Juventus 0-0 Atletico, Atletico 1-0 Juventus
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