What makes the International Champions Cup so appealing is that the greatest and most historic pro clubs from all of the world’s top leagues meet in one event at venues all over the world. It is an opportunity to compare the various merits of teams and leagues and establish bragging rights.
For fans and gamblers, it is the chance for dream matchups that used to be mere fantasies. Among the ICC Matches that triggers the imagination of both aficionados and punters is Wednesday’s pairing of Roma and Tottenham Hotspur.
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2018 International Champions Cup Roma vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10 p.m. ET
Location: SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, California
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Roma vs. Tottenham Hotspur TV Coverage: ESPN2
SDCCU Stadium was originally opened as San Diego Stadium in 1967 and at one time was home to both the San Diego Chargers of the NFL and San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball. Currently SDCCU Stadium is home of the San Diego Aztecs college football team as well as two college football bowl games known as the Holiday and Poinsettia Bowls. It hosted three past Super Bowls with the last one taking place there in January of 2003. SDCCU Stadium has hosted many international and FIFA matches in its history.
Roma is coming off a semi final run in the Champions League before being annihilated by Liverpool 5-2. Still it was an impressive showing and one that has garnered the attention of fans and handicappers. After selling off Mohamed Salah to Liverpool it was expected to be a rebuilding season for Roma, which made the Champions League run even more surprising.
Meet Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur has emerged as one of the most popular football clubs in the world due to its energetic style of play. They are justifiably regarded as one of the most exciting teams to watch in the English Premier League. Under the dynamic leadership of manager Mauricio Pochettino this club has gone from being a forgotten also-ran that was mired in the muck of mediocrity into a regular contender in the Champions League. In fact, Hotspur has become so successful that they will be moving into a rebuilt White Hart Lane Stadium for the upcoming EPL season in which they are expected to be a top tier betting chalk.
Tottenham Hotspur Style and Tactics
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is celebrated as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in the game. Pochettino wants his team pressing up the pitch and forcing turnovers followed by a slicing counter attack. It makes for a dynamic style of play that is addictive to watch. While Tottenham Hotspur is continually pressing they have not sacrificed overall balance. Only Manchester City and Liverpool permitted fewer shots against than Pochettino’s squad.
Roma’s Style and Tactics
Manager Eusebio Di Francesco took over in June of last year and has been celebrated for Roma’s resurgence that was capped off with the great run in the Champions League. Di Francesco utilizes a skilled midfield unit for proficient passing and possession. They had the third highest shots per game average in Serie A last season.
Can King Kane Strike Allison?
England’s World Cup hero Harry Kane is the marquee talisman of Tottenham Hotspur. Kane has led Hotspur in goal scoring the past four seasons. He was the top goal scorer in the World Cup as he filled the net six times. However, Kane will face the challenge of Roma goalkeeper Allison, the star of the team. Allison is considered to be perhaps the best at his position in the world.
Roma vs. Tottenham Hotspur Free Picks
Roma has World Class goal keeping but lacks the depth of firepower possessed by Tottenham Hotspur.
Roma vs. Tottenham Hotspur Pick: Bet the money line on Tottenham Hotspur
Roma vs. Tottenham Hotspur Score Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1, Roma 0
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