Our prediction for this match:
Globe Life Park in Arlington will host the 2019 International Champions Cup game between Guadalajara and Atletico Madrid. Los Rojiblancos are without Antoine Griezmann, who signed for Barcelona earlier this summer, but Diego Simeone has a number of top-class players to choose from, who are definitely capable of beating the Mexican side in the midweek friendly.
The La Liga side failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Beitar in their first warm-up game, but they are widely expected to emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s match. Guadalajara, on the other hand, have been struggling in pre-season, with the team suffering three consecutive defeats to the likes of River Plate, Boca Juniors and Fiorentina. The Liga MX side face an uphill task in the friendly against Atletico Madrid and we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting Diego Simeone’s troops in Texas.
Highlighted Player (Orbelin Pineda):
Orbelin Pineda is Mexican footballer who plays for Guadalajara as a midfielder. Pineda was born in Mexico City on March 24, 1996 and he started his youth career Queretaro at the age of 16. The Mexican footballer continued playing for Queretaro at senior level, but after scoring 8 goals in 44 appearances for the club, he moved to Guadalaraja in 2016.
Pineda is a fantastic reader of the game and he is technically very sharp. Speaking of his international career, Orbelin Pineda made his debut with Mexico national team on September 6, 2018 against Honduras. The two teams faced each other in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification and played out a goalless draw.
Pineda came as a substitute for Jesu Duenas in the 71st minute of the match. He scored his only goal for the Mexico national team in a 3-1 win over El Salvador at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. In 2018 he won the CONCACAF Champions League title with Guadalajara.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.