Man Utd and Barcelona take on MLS giants in International Champions Cup
Premier League big-guns Manchester United and La Liga champions Barcelona both continue their pre-season American adventures against star names from the MLS in the International Cup.
In the North American segment of this tournament the Red Devils duel with San Jose Earthquakes, while Barca battle LA Galaxy, who boast a familiar face or two.
Manchester United v San Jose Earthquakes
Louis van Gaal looks certain to continue experimenting with his new signings, and all of Matteo Darmian, Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin plus Bastian Schweinsteiger should feature again here, as Man Utd (odds-on favourites with Coral at 2/5 to win) clash with the Quakes (13/2 underdogs).
The Old Trafford outfit will be expected to put on a spectacular show for fans in the States, and are available for Coral customers to back at sensational match special odds of 7/2 to win by three or more goals in Pasadena (maximum stake £20).
Having already dispatched Club America 1-0 with ease, thanks to a Schneiderlin winner, United should meet little resistance as they continue to warm-up for next opponents Barca.
Newest dangerman Depay will be eager to get on the scoresheet, while skipper and leading striker Wayne Rooney should be keen to remind everyone of his attacking credentials in light of rumours of a new attacker joining the Red Devils’ ranks.
See Schneiderlin score:
Barcelona v La Galaxy
Catalan kings Barca are, of course, odds-on match favourites at 2/5 to beat the Galaxy (6/1 shots for victory) in their first International Cup outing.
South American superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar may be missing after their Copa America exploits, while new recruits Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal are also unable to take part, but sharpshooter Luis Suarez should be raring to go after a summer spent on the sidelines due to suspension.
Liverpool fans will also be treated to the sight of former hero Suarez and Reds legend Steven Gerrard playing on the same pitch again, as the ex-England skipper has already taken California by storm, grabbing a debut goal. Oh, and Robbie Keane, another one-time marksman on Merseyside, should also be on show at the Rose Bowl, so punters can back both teams to score at 8/13.
Watch Gerrard score his first Galaxy goal:
Betting tip: Man Utd @ 7/2 to win by three or more is a truly tempting offer with such firepower on show