Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid 20th July: Free Prediction,Odds,Live Stream,Team News
Time: 07:00pm GMT -5 (local time), 02:00am CEST, 08:00pm EST.
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, USA.
The International Champions Cups gives clubs the chance to win some silverware before of the season ahead. Consequently, the players' morale gets boosted and they get prepared for the following footballing year.
Bayern Munich prepare to take on Real Madrid after losing 2-1 to Arsenal in their last match of the competition. Hence, they would be looking to get back on the winning track by defeating their opponents.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, would be looking forward make things difficult for their opponents in their debut game of the pre season.
The only player missing from the Munich squad is £72m signing Lucas Hernandez who is recovering from a knee operation back in Germany. Niko Kovacic will be looking to give the club's young talents some invaluable first team experience.
As for Zinedine Zidane, he will be missing former Manchester City prospect Brahim Diaz due to a bicep injury. A summer with a heavy international schedule will also mean late returns from those involved in the Copa America, the Gold Cup, and the European Under-21 Championships.
Bayern Munich Neuer; Pavard, Alaba, Sule, Kimmich; Gnabry, Tolisso, Thiago, Coman, Singh; Lewandowski.
Real Madrid Courtois; Varane, Vallejo, Odriozola, Mendy; Valverde, Modric, Kroos; Rodygo, Hazard, Jovic.
Head to Head Record
Excluding friendlies, the two giants have met 26 times. Los Blancos have the edge over Die Bayern with 12 victories compared to the German's 11. In fact, this match up is one of the most anticipated matches in European football. Bayern has not won even one of the last 5 encounters between the two sides. Whereas, Madrid have won 4 of them with one resulting in a tie.
There is no doubt that Bayern will be hoping to pick up where they left off in last season's incredibly strong run-in that saw the squad win the DFB Pokal and pip Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga title.
However, their performances in this summer's friendlies so far have been a mixed bag, losing to Arsenal in their International Champions Cup opener.
Sunday's match in Houston will be Real's first since they limped home with a 2-0 defeat to Real Betis at the Bernabeu on the last day of the 2018/19 La Liga season. They will be looking to put last year behind them and continue where Zidane left them two seasons ago.
Here's how each side has fared in their last five results:
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