Our prediction for this match:
Stuttgart will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Eibar when they face yet another La Liga side Atletico Madrid at their Mercedes-Benz-Arena. Die Roten are on a six-game unbeaten run in pre-season, but they will have a big fish to fry in Sunday’s football match against Atletico Madrid. Los Rojiblancos, on the other hand, return from Singapore, where they face PSG at the International Champions Cup and they aim to extend their unbeaten run as well. Diego Simeone is likely to mix the squad against Stuttgart, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting line-up, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the La Liga side. The two teams meet for the first time ever in a friendly, which is likely to be won by Atletico Madrid, who are more of a team than Stuttgart.
Highlighted Player (Mario Gomez):
Mario Gomez started his senior career at Stuttgart. He played scored 63 goals in 121 league appearances for the club and he played for the reserve team as well (43/21). In 2009 he signed a four-year deal with fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich and he won two domestic titles with the mighty Bavarians (2009/2010, 2012/2013).
In 2013 he clinched the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the title game. Mario Gomez was part of Germany 2010 World Cup squad that won the bronze medal at the showpiece tournament in South Africa and he played for Joachim Low’s team at the 2016 European Championship finals.
The German attacker spent the 2015/2016 season on loan at Besiktas and he joined Wolfsburg in the summer of 2016. Mario Gomez has a contract with the Wolves which expires on 30 June 2019. He was born on 10 July, 1985 in Riedlingen, Germany.
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.