International Champions Cup Preview and Odds – Barcelona vs Manchester United

July 27, 2017 00:30pm

Fedex Field

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Barcelona: WWWWW

Manchester United: WWWW

Manchester United’s pre-season campaign could not have got off to a better start with wins over Real Madrid, Manchester City, Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy. They are currently top of the ICC table and must now take on the might of FC Barcelona at the Fedex Field in Maryland on Thursday.

Following the match, the Red Devils will take part in two more friendly encounters before kicking off their competitive campaign against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. New signing, Romelu Lukaku is expected to return to the starting line-up for this clash, while record signing Paul Pogba could also feature.

Barcelona began life under new Coach Ernesto Valverde with a 2-1 win over Juventus in this friendly tournament. That result would have gone a tiny way towards healing the wounds of last season’s Champions League defeat to the Italians.

The Spaniards will be keen to carry that form into the rest of their North American tour ahead of their Spanish Super Cup showdown with Real Madrid in August. Their next game will be a dress rehearsal for that match as they face their Spanish rivals in Miami on Sunday.

The Catalan side will be hurting after losing their La Liga crown last season Ernesto Valverde will be expected to mount challenges on several front this season. One stumbling block could be the future of star player Neymar, who has been the subject of interest from Paris St-Germain. The 25-year-old showed no signs of being distracted by events when he bagged both goals in the win against Juventus at the weekend.


When Barcelona are involved, goals can usually be expected, with each of their last eight matches producing three or more and six of those featuring four or more.

Back Over 2.5 Goals at 4/9 or Over 3.5 Goals at 5/4 with Betfair.

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