Real Madrid to beat Manchester United? Tottenham to overcome AC Milan?
We correctly tipped up Arsenal to beat PSG in ICC action over the weekend and feel that Real Madrid look banker material against Manchester United this week.
Running total: +£22.21
Manchester United have endured a nightmare preseason so far, and it could get worse before it gets better when they meet Real Madrid on Wednesday. Just two weeks before the Premier League season begins, United have looked in disarray on their U.S. tour and collapsed to a 4-1 defeat against Liverpool at the weekend. Jose Mourinho is still without the services of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Marcus Rashford and a host of other big names, so it's little wonder the bookmakers have them as 17/4 underdogs to win in Miami. Real Madrid also have players missing, but have looked far more consistent than United and should be too good for the Old Trafford outfit here. You can get 6/4 about Real Madrid winning at half-time and full-time and, given how fragile United have looked in recent weeks, that could be the way to bet.
The Tasty Treble
Real Madrid look worthy favourites at 8/13 to see off Manchester United in Miami, while Tottenham also look worth backing at 11/8 to beat AC Milan. Spurs looked impressive as they drew 2-2 with Barcelona last time out, and before that sauntered to a 4-1 win over Roma. They've acquitted themselves well in the U.S., and can wrap up their ICC campaign with a victory over the Rossoneri. Away from the ICC, Celtic look tempting at 6/5 to beat Rosenborg in Champions League qualifying. The Hoops came from behind to win the first leg 3-1 in Glasgow, and are good enough to win this return. The treble is paying over 7/1.
Selection: £2 on the treble at 7.44/1 with bet365.
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The Wildcard Tip
Fernando Llorente has looked sharp for Spurs so far in America and the Spaniard is 9/2 to open the scoring against AC Milan. The Spaniard holds the ball up well, links play and has been a real handful in his last couple of outings, proving an able deputy to the rested Harry Kane. It remains to be seen whether his long term future is with Spurs but for the moment he's full of confidence and worth a punt to continue his recent scoring run.
Selection: £2 on Llorente to score first at 9/2 with bet365.
The Bookie Basher
Karim Benzema to score anytime and Real Madrid to win 2-0 is a tempting 13/1 chance and the Frenchman will fancy his chances against a United side who've been leaking goals of late. With Cristiano Ronaldo having moved on to Juventus, Benzema will be hoping to have a big season for Los Blancos and he can take the Red Devils to task in Miami.