Place: Republic of Singapore. The National Stadium.
Date: on the 26th of July, 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 12:35 (GMT+1)
Tournament: International Champions Cup.
Antoine Griezmann has prolonged the contract with Atlético then he went to Russia for the World Cup and has returned to club well rested and happy. But hardly the leader of the team of Simeone will play in the match duel with the Gunners, nevertheless he is fed up with football as for today.
Having solved the main transfer task of shoulder period in the form of resigning the agreement with Griezmann, Atlético has bought the substitute goalkeeper (Antonio Adan from Betis) and has strengthened a midfield thanks to Rodri (the ex-player of Villarreal). But Thomas Lemar who has moved from Monaco for €70 million remains the most expensive transfer of the shoulder period for the club from Madrid.
If Rodri is a direct replacement of Gabi, who has left on deserved rest, then Lemar is some kind of a hint to Carrasco that no one needs him in the club. The Belgian has so disgustingly played in frames of the World Cup, acting as the player of the Chinese championship that Atlético have decided to protect itself.
The London club was the first in the EPL that has gathered after the holiday and on the 14th of July has carried out a starting sparring against the team Boreham Wood (8:0).
It is clear, that the new head coach of the Gunners Unai Emery couldn’t rely on these football players. But he has checked the closest reserve and also Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan and Lacazette. As, however, he has checked also the fresher Sokratis. Other Gunners of new calling Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Lucas Sebastian Torreira, participated in another friendly matches before ICC.
We don’t doubt that with the current selection of football players the Spanish expert will manage to achieve a certain progress. At least we believe that there shouldn’t be any trample on the places from the 5th to the 7th in the EPL as it was during two last seasons.
In 2009 teams played the preseason Emirates CUP tournaments and the Gunners have gained a victory (2:1). In a semi-final of the Europa League last season they were close to success at house, but have missed (1:1) then have lost in Madrid (0:1).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Atlético vs. Arsenal
Atlético to win – odds 2.24;
Draw – odds 3.70;
Arsenal to win – odds 3.00.
The beginning of the season won’t start soon and therefore teams are able to afford experiments. They, are capable to lead to mistakes in defense and to a large number of the goals. The main goalkeepers will have a rest. So we believe in at least 3 goals at this match.
Total over (2.5) – odds 1.88 Asianodds
Atl. Madrid (Asian Handicap +0.5) – odds 2.0 Asianodds