Spurs v Juventus: (match preview)
Venue: Melbourne cricket ground
Date Tuesday 27th July 2016 11:00 AM
Live coverage: Sky Sports 1
Referee: Ben Williams
This Tuesday Mauricio Pochettino’s side will play their first official pre season match of the season as they face Italian champions Juventus in the first of two games in the international champions cup in Melbourne, with the other match being against Spanish side Atletico Madrid. Tuesday’s match will provide the youngsters that Pochettino has selected with vital experience against top class opposition, whilst senior squad members will use it as a great test to help get them ready for the start of the season which is just 19 days away. However, the Juventus side in which the Lillywhites will face on Tuesday is not their full strength side with notable players like Paul Pogba and Giorgio Chiellini still off after competing at the Euros over the summer, it will however be a stern test and a great experience for Spurs. Christian Eriksen is a doubt through illness and the Danish international missed today’s training session. I will be eager to see the exceptionally talented youngster Marcus Edwards likely to make first team debut on Tuesday and I believe the forward could make a real impact against the Italians. Another youngster is Shayon Harrison who will be hoping to play up front against Juventus. The striker was a star for the under 21’s last season and is another player I’m excited to see tomorrow. New signings Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama will likely play tomorrow with both being eager to impress at their new club. What ever the result tomorrow it doesn’t matter as it will just be a joy to see Spurs in action again. COYS⚽️
One to watch: Juventus extremely talented and skilful Argentine striker, Paulo Dybala who was a prolific scorer in Serie A last season.
My prediction: 2-1 to Spurs with goals from Erik Lamela and Marcus Edwards.