The Madrid derby will relocate to America on Saturday, as city rivals Real and Atletico face off in the International Champions Cup. 


Real Madrid suffered a 3-1 loss at the hands of Bayern Munich in their tournament opener, and trailed by two goals at half time in their most recent pre-season game against Arsenal. However, Los Blancos produced a spirited comeback to equalise in normal time before winning on penalties. 

Alvaro Morata

​Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, have played just the one game at the ICC, a goalless draw with Mexican side Guadalajara which they subsequently won 5-4 in a penalty shootout. 


Where to Watch

When is Kick Off?Saturday 27 July​
What Time is Kick Off?1:30 (BST)​
Where is it Played?MetLife Stadium​
TV Channel/Live Stream?Premier Sports 1​
Referee?​TBC​

Team News 


​Marc​o Asensio is a certain absentee after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury against ​Arsenal, with the Spaniard likely to be out for the majority of the season.


Nacho Fernandez was handed a red card in the same game and will be suspended, as will Atletico's summer signing Marcos Llorente, who will avoid facing his former club after picking up a red card against Guadalajara. 

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Otherwise, expect plenty of changes from both sides, as they seek to prepare for the upcoming La Liga season with fully fresh and motivated squads. 


Predicted Lineups

Real MadridCourtois; Odriozola, Ramos, Varane, Mendy; Modric, Kroos, Isco; Vazquez, Jovic, Vinicius. ​
Atletico MadridOblak; Trippier, Savic, Hermoso, Lodi; Vitolo, Koke, Saul, Lemar; Morata, Costa.​


Head to Head Record 


In total, the two sides have met each other 222 times with ​Real significantly superior, with 110 wins compared to Atleti's 56. 

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In recent years Real's dominance has been similar, last losing to Atletico back in May 2017 - the second leg of a Champions League tie which Zinedine Zidane's side won on aggregate. 


Recent Form


Real Madrid have not started the ICC in their best form, losing 3-1 to ​Bayern Munich and just about scraping past Arsenal, requiring penalties having gone 2-0 down before half time.

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Similarly, Atletico required penalties to defeat Guadalajara, indicating that perhaps both sides have not built up a rhythm this early into pre-season. However, in a club friendly days before the ICC, Atletico did hammer Numancia 3-0. 


Here's how each team performed in their last five fixtures.


Real Madrid​Atletico Madrid
Real 2-2 Arsenal (24/7)​Guadalajara 0-0 Atletico (24/7)​
Bayern 3-1 Real (21/7)​Numancia 0-3 Atletico (20/7)​
Real 0-2 Betis (19/5)​Beitar 2-1 Atletico (21/5)​
Sociedad 3-1 Real (12/5)​Levante 2-2 Atletico (18/5)​
Real 3-2 Villareal (5/5)​Atletico 1-1 Sevilla (12/5)​

Prediction


Anything can happen in a pre-season game, where much depends on each team's level of fitness, motivation and level of rotation

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Nevertheless, this is a Madrid derby, with neither side wanting to lose to their fiercest rivals. Expect a close encounter that could easily go all the way to penalties. 


Prediction: Real Madrid 2-2 Atletico Madrid (Atletico to win on penalties)