For soccer fans, the preseason is an opportunity to get to see their favorite teams back in action after the summer break. While fans still want to see their team picking up wins, they are also well aware that these games are nothing more than preparation. The bigger teams in Europe all tend to have a massive squad of players, making these friendlies and tournament exhibition games the perfect opportunity to test out new players and those on the fringe of the first team. The International Champions Cup (ICC) has become the big-name offseason tournament that everyone watches, which is why you can catch all the games on ESPN.
The ICC is still very much in its early stages and we have a huge match-up between a pair of club giants on Saturday morning. This is one worth getting up early for, with Manchester United set to go head to head with Inter Milan. This is the first of 3 games in the ICC for both teams, and while staying healthy and getting a solid workout is job number one, both teams will want to start with a win. Manchester United are slight Soccer Betting favorites, with the goal total set at 2 ¾.
Manchester United vs Inter Milan 2019 International Champions Cup Odds & Pick
- When: Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 AM EST
- Where: Singapore National Stadium
- TV: ESPN2
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- ICC Odds: Manchester United +112 / Inter Milan +217 / Draw +252
Why bet on Manchester United?
This is one of the more interesting preseason campaigns for Manchester United in recent memory. They are a team in the midst of an overhaul, with the new manager, and club legend. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer looking to put his stamp on the squad. United have made a couple of moves in the offseason as they look to get younger, faster, and steadier on defense, but they are almost certainly not done in the transfer market yet.
United are coming off a solid 4-0 win over Leeds earlier this week, with a couple of their younger players getting in on the scoring in that one. Mason Greenwood may be the one to watch here, as he is likely to be a squad regular at striker this coming season.
- 22-S. Romero
- 16-M. Rojo
- 2-V. Lindelöf
- 3-E. Bailly
- 29-A. Wan-Bissaka
- 8-Mata Sustituido
- 6-P. Pogba
- 21-D. James
- 39-S. McTominay
- 26-M. Greenwood
- 10-M. Rashford
Why bet on the Inter Milan?
One of the things that makes this meeting all the more interesting is that Inter Milan have made it very clear that they want to acquire the services of Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United. The fact that Inter has sent striker Mauro Icardi home from this tour suggests that the move for Lukaku is close to being a done deal.
Inter finished 4th in the Serie A last season with 69 points and feel that the addition of a quality finisher could move them up the rankings this season, although they still have a way to go to catch up to Juventus. Inter got their preseason off to a winning start in Switzerland, but this will be their first real test, so it is certainly going to be interesting to see how they hold up against a quality opponent.
- 1-S. Handanovič
- 6-S. de Vrij
- 33-D. D’Ambrosio
- 37-M. Škriniar
- 44-I. Perišić
- 87-A. Candreva
- 77-M. Brozović
- 5-R. Gagliardini
- 12-S. Sensi
- 21-S. Longo
- 70-S. Esposito
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Manchester United vs Inter Milan
One of the things that OGS wants to do as manager of Manchester United is getting the team back in the habit of winning every game. That starts now, so look for United to come out strong and get the win in this one.
Score: Manchester United 3 – Inter Milan 1