How to Bet International Champions Cup – Preview and Betting Tips

Alex Campean

Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:42 PM UTC

Thursday, Jul. 19, 2018 12:42 PM UTC

The 2018 International Champions Cup is scheduled to kick off on July 21 and end on August 11. 

<p>The best 18 teams in the top 6 European leagues will participate in this pre-season friendly tournament.</p><p><strong>Premier League: </strong>Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham.</p><p><strong>Italy:</strong> Juventus, Inter Milan, AS Roma, AC Milan.</p><p><strong>Spain: </strong>Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid</p><p><strong>Germany: </strong>Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund</p><p><strong>France: </strong>Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon</p><p><strong>Portugal: </strong>Benfica</p><p>Most of the games are due to take place in the United States (15) with Europe and Singapore hosting 8 of them. We are here to preview the 1st two matches of the tournament and find the best value bets.</p><p> </p><h2><a href="">Manchester City vs. Dortmund</a></h2><p>The 2 European giants will face each other in their ICC opener in Chicago at Soldier Field Stadium on Saturday July 21st. Manchester City was the team to give the most players for the World Cup in Russia so there is no way that Manchester City are going to be at full strength for the 1st matches of this friendly competition. This is a great opportunity for all the players in the squad to show their quality and receive some important time in the friendly matches plus the new signing Riyad Mahrez will be eager to get himself integrated into the system. Dortmund have named former Gladbach, Hertha Berlin and Nice boss Lucien Favre as their new coach for the next season. He should think fast and bring a quality striker after losing Aubameyang to Arsenal and Michy Batshuayi who went back to Chelsea. Not just that but they are about to lose one of their best players and rising star Christian Pulisic, who is a target for some of the top Premier League sides. This match has the potential to be a high scoring affair with both sides having a great depth and playing an open football. Best pick for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.95 <a href=";a=7af7edbc-c7ec-4f56-bafa-9208079a57d6&amp;f=2">with Coral</a>.</p><p> </p><h2>Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain</h2><p>Bundesliga and Ligue 1 reigning champs kick off their preparations to defend their domestic titles on Saturday July 21st in Klagenfurt Austria. Bayern Munich have moved fast to name the retiring Jupp Heynckes' successor with former Eintracht Frankfurt's Niko Kovac bringing a hard-working and a winning mentality to the locker room. PSG also have a new coach in Thomas Tuchel who will be looking to revive his side with some strong summer games, bring his own working mentality with the most important goal being the Champions League trophy. The top players from both sides are on vacation after the World Cup. PSG will be without their star duo Neymar and Mbappe and that might represent a huge advantage for the Bavarian side. We expect an exciting encounter between 2 huge teams fully packed with quality and talented players. Best pick for the match: Bayern Munich to win and over 2.5 goals in the match at 2.2 <a href=";a=bced0cf5-be5d-40a4-8446-02910689b2b5&amp;f=2">with Paddy Power</a>.</p>
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