Juventus vs Tottenham: Winning start for Sarri in Singapore
Juventus vs Tottenham Match Preview and Predictions
Tottenham begin the defence of their International Champions Cup title in Singapore on Sunday with a tough test against Juventus, Serie A winners for the last eight seasons.
[All odds correct at time of publication]
Spurs won this 18-team tournament 12 months ago by winning two of their three games to finish ahead of Borussia Dortmund on goal difference.
Juventus are undergoing a period of transformation having parted company with Massimiliano Allegri after five seasons, replacing him with former Chelsea boss Mauricio Sarri.
When is it? Sunday 21st July
What time is kick-off? 12:30
Where is it being played? Singapore National Stadium
Which channel is it on? Premier Sports 1
Juventus vs Tottenham betting tips
Here are our best tips for the International Champions Cup match for which we also have a range of other betting markets available.
Most of the attention will be on Tottenham's opponents Juventus ahead of Sunday's clash in Singapore.
The Old Lady have taken a gamble by getting rid of Allegri, who became the first manager in Europe's top five leagues to win four consecutive league and cup doubles.
Sarri has been given the task of continuing Juve's unrestrained success and already the squad is starting to look stronger with Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Matthijs de Ligt joining Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin.
Tottenham are also going through a period of change with Kieran Trippier heading for Atletico Madrid and fellow right-back Danny Rose also left off the tour to sort out a move.
Spurs are without the likes of Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Serge Aurier and Davinson Sanchez for their tour, but many of their big names are in the squad for their two matches in the Far East and one in London.
Their opponents could be without Ramsey and De Ligt, but Ronaldo is likely to play having already made a trip to Singapore earlier in the month.
Sarri will want to make an early impression with his new club and so the first of our Juventus vs Tottenham predictions is for Juve to win at 11/10.
Where the game will be won or lost
The match will be a repeat of the Champions League round-of-16 encounter during the 2017/18 season which Juve won 4-3 on aggregate.
Back then, Spurs found themselves 2-0 down inside the first 10 minutes of the first leg in Turin, but goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen ensured the teams were level heading to Wembley.
Son Heung-min put the Londoners in the driving seat in the return leg only for two goals in four second-half minutes to turn the tie the way of the Italians.
Tottenham made up for that failure by announcing themselves on the world stage in last season's run to the Champions League final despite making no summer or January signings.
Many fans were frustrated by their lack of activity in the transfer market and this season their business has been restricted to one major coup so far, Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for £55million.
Of the 27 matches in last season's competition, 20 of them involved both teams scoring, so this looks like a competition where teams like to clear out the cobwebs and get a good blow-out.
Juve kept 16 clean sheets from their 38 Serie A matches last season but we're expecting an open encounter on Sunday with both teams to score at 8/13 the next of our Juventus vs Tottenham betting tips.
With Ronaldo likely to be leading the line, a 2-1 win at 8/1 catches the eye, the same scoreline as that fateful night at Wembley two seasons ago.
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