Kick-off: 0030, 27/07/2019
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
TV: Premier Sports
Real Madrid may just be favoured by the timing of their International Champions Cup clash with city rivals Atletico in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The Whites have already played in two high-profile fixtures during this tournament, while Atleti are coming off just a low-key clash with Guadalajara.
Zinedine Zidane’s side should now be sharper and 11/10 for them to prevail is our opening Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid prediction.
A Look At Real Madrid’s Betting Odds
Real looked badly in need of the outing when losing 3-1 to Bayern Munich and still seemed to be blowing away the cobwebs when trailing 2-0 to Arsenal after having Nacho Fernandez sent off.
However, the Whites finally found some rhythm following the break against the Gunners, with goals from Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio levelling things up before a penalty shoot-out success.
“We improved and put on a good display, but we’re still in the preparation phase and we know our play will get a lot better,” Zidane told the club website.
An injury to Asensio marred that victory and transfer talks continue to surround the likes of Bale and Dani Ceballos, but Real appear to be going the right way.
Looking at the Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid odds, we’re on the Whites to lead at half-time and full-time at 12/5.
A Look At Atletico Madrid’s Betting Odds
Atletico also had to contend with a first-half dismissal when needing spot-kicks to see off Guadalajara following a goalless stalemate in normal time.
Former Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier told the club website: “I thought we reacted well. The mentality of the team was unbelievable.
“We continued to press and try to win the ball back quickly. We want to win, no matter who we play. That’s the mindset from this team and this coach.”
However, Trippier and £113million teenager Joao Felix will take time to settle in, along with several other new recruits in this much-changed squad.
Losing the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Rodri, Lucas Hernandez and Diego Godin has given Diego Simeone plenty of work to do and that could show here.
Let’s add 31/10 for the Whites to win by a one-goal margin to our Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid betting tips.
REAL MADRID 2-2 Arsenal (3-2 on pens) – Bale, Asensio
Guadalajara 0-0 ATLETICO MADRID (4-5 on pens)
Head-to-head: Atletico 1-3 Real, Real 0-0 Atletico, Real 2-4 Atletico, Real 1-1 Atletico, Atletico 0-0 Real
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