Real Madrid vs Arsenal
International Champions Cup 2019
Date: Wednesday, 23rd July 2019
Kick off at: 23.00 GMT
Venue: FedEx Field (Landlover)
Losing their opening friendly fixture at ICC, Real Madrid are looking for consolation this midweek as they face Arsenal. Los Blancos are hoping to continue their preseason preparation, this time with a victory that can help improving their confidence.
Real Madrid vs Arsenal Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves up for their upcoming supercup battle. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting a win.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups:Courtouis(g);Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Mendy(def); Kroos, Modric, Isco(mid);Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius(att)
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Leno(g);Monreal, Sokratis, Mustafi, Kolasinac(def);Xhaka, Willock(mid);Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Aubameyang(att mid);Lacazette(att)
Before heading into this weekend International Champions Cup preseason match tie, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LWLLL
Los Blancos match against Bayern Munich was actually their first preseason fixture so far this season. Although the resulted ended in a 3-1 defeat, but there’s still some promising performances from his players.
Madrid will be looking to get a win that can bolster the beliefs of their players, especially their new additions. Although working on the players fitness level is more important, but getting a victory makes it better.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LDWWW
Gunners themselves have started their preseason much earlier and already played four friendlies. Unai Emery’s men picked up three victories and one draw during those previous four fixtures.
Playing against Madrid won’t be easy, though Gunners will have that advantage in their fitness level. Emery hopes that another win in this preseason can increase their confidence ahead of the new season.
Madrid will most likely be without Gareth Bale, following Zidane’s confirmation about the Welshman potential departure. Moreover, Casemiro is still unavailable after being given an extra rest following his Copa America participation.
However, new additions such as Eden Hazard, Ferland Mendy, Luka Jovic are ready to showcase their qualities once again. Zizou should also give minutes for their talented youngsters, Kubo along with Rodrygo.
Emery is set to rotate his starting line up again and could begin the match with more regular starters. Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre Aubameyang could return into the starting line up once again.
Lucas Torreira is still unavailable for Gunners due to his extra rest after Copa America. Emery should also provide playing time for some of their young players just like in previous matches.
Head to Head Records:
In their previous three meetings, both teams shared the same result with one victories each and one draw.
Their latest match up was way back in 2008 during Emirates Cup which Gunners won by a 1-0 scoreline.
Arsenal should be ahead in terms of match fitness, so they will try to take advantage of that condition. However, Madrid do have plenty quality players who can make up for their lack of fitness with technical skills.
The two teams will continue to test most of their players, though getting that victory can be important as well. Madrid could win if they can manage the game well enough due to their individual qualities.
Final Score: 2-1