International Champions Cup: Sunday Matches

El Clasico in July – that’s the treat football fans will be getting as the ICC wraps up. The Wolf shares his thoughs on what has been a pre-season tournament to remember.

Match Preview Tips
Chelsea v Inter
Sat 9:35pm
Best Bet: Chelsea WIN ($1.72)
Value: Win Both Halves – Chelsea ($4.20)
Man City v Tottenham
Sun 8:00am
Best Bet: Over 2.5 goals
Value: Over 3.5 goalsĀ 
Real Madrid v Barcelona
Sun 9:30am
Best: Barcelona WIN ($2.50)
Value: Barcelona 2-0 ($19.00)

Chelsea v Inter – Sat 9:35pm AEST
This will be the Blues last hit out before the Charity Shield clash against Arsenal while Inter face a very short turn around with just two days off following a clash with Bayern Munich. They did manage to beat Lyon thanks to a late Jovetic goal but holding out the likes of Bayern and Chelsea is a whole new ball game. Bayern made some statement in their win over Chelsea and it was the response Ancelotti was after following a 4-0 loss to AC Milan. Ribery and Muller ran riot in the opening half hour to give the German side an unassailable 3-0 lead. David Luiz and Morato looked much better in the second half while Kante logged the full 90 minutes. We have seen more than our fair share of upsets throughout the tournament but there will not be one here. This is Chelsea’s last chance to get it right before they battle for an early season trophy and The Wolf is expecting Conte’s side to be on song.
Best Bet: Chelsea WIN ($1.72)
Value: Win Both Halves – Chelsea ($4.20)

Man City v Tottenham – Sun 8:00am AEST
Two EPL giants go to battle in what promises to be a high scoring encounter. Spurs have now scored multiple goals in their last 6 matches dating back to the tail end of the Premier League season while Man City were rampant in a 4-0 win over Real Madrid. Tottenham have been the genuine entertainers of the pre season with at least 5 goals being scored in each of their last three fixtures. It should come as no surprise after they closed out the EPL season with 6-1 and 7-1 wins over Leicester and Hull. City’s win over Real Madrid with give them a tonne of confidence despite the match being a pre season contest. The ICC matches have been extremely competitive and the intensity is there to be seen. With most players generally getting 45 minutes we are seeing a fast tempo with all the teams pushing numbers forward at every opportunity. there will be no exception in this one and The Wolf is expecting a handful of goals.
Best Bet: Over 2.5 goals
Value: Over 3.5 goalsĀ 

Real Madrid v Barcelona – Sun 9:30am AEST
El Clasico in July – YES PLEASE! Barcelona were in complete control against Man Utd in the first half of what ended as a 1-0 win. Neymar, Surarez and Messi put on a clinic with the Catalan club starving the Red Devils of possession for a good 15 minute stretch. United showed glimpses on the counter early but once Barca took control they showed very little. Valverde played a separate 11 in the second half while Mourinho played Pogba, Rashford and Lukaku for all 90 minutes in an attempt to salvage something. Real Madrid on the other hand are coming off an embarrassing loss. They conceded 3 goals in the space of 15 minutes against Man City. They lacked fluency with their passing and with no Ronaldo in the side they were clearly missing that clinical finish up front. Wolfy is surprised to see Barca as outsiders.
Best: Barcelona WIN ($2.50)
Value: Barcelona 2-0 ($19.00)