Real Madrid v Manchester United meet on Sunday 23rd of July (22:05 UK time) in the International Champions Cup at the Levi’s Stadium at Santa Clara, California, in the first friendly game of the season for Los Blancos. Read here our preview of the game.
Real Madrid v Manchester United Preview
Real Madrid players jump to the pitch for the very first time this season in California against Manchester United, their rival in the European Supercup at Skopje. Los Blancos have been training more than one week at UCLA with Antonio Pintus, the physical trainer, leading the sessions. The Under 21 players won’t be available because they’ve just arrived to USA after enjoying their holidays and Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be in the pitch as well. Therefore, Theo Hernández will be the only new face in the squad. James Rodríguez, Álvaro Morata or Danilo will be the main absence in the squad.
Manchester United already played three games in this pre-season tour around the United States against LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake and Manchester City, winning all of them. Romelu Lukaku is his most important acquisition this summer and he has already scored two goals with his new t-shirt. Against the citizens he was the best player, showing his quality to José Mourinho. David de Gea, Real Madrid target, will be present in the game as well.
Real Madrid v Manchester United Predicted Line Ups
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Marcelo, Nacho, Varane, Carvajal; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Bale, Isco and Benzema.
Manchester United (4-3-3): De Gea; Blind, Smalling, Lindelof, Valencia; Pogba, Ander Herrera, Rashford, Mkhtaryan, Lingard and Lukaku.
Real Madrid v Manchester United Betting Tips
Real Madrid have won 8, drawn 0 and lost 2 games out of the last 10.
Manchester United have won 6, drawn 2 and lost 2 of the last 10 games.
In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 3,2 goals and have received an average of 1,1 goals.
In the last 10 games, Manchester United have scored an average of 1,6 goals per game and have conceded 0,8 goals per game.
There have been over 2,5 goals in 9 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
There have been 2,5 goals in 3 of the last 10 Manchester United games.
Real Madrid v Manchester United Prediction
Real Madrid are favourites to win their first game of the pre-season tour around United States, but Manchester United are more prepared for this game, after playing three matches in the last week. For this reason, Los Blancos might pay the physical effort of the hard training with Pintus and this game might be too challenging. However, we can expect a lot of goals, as usually for Real Madrid and that would be our choice for betting.
The last game between these two European giants was in 2014 in the International Champions Cup as well and the Red Devils won (3-1) with Ashley Young scoring twice and Chicharito finding the net. The last official game was in 2013, in the Champions League, with the great goal scored (1-2) by Luka Modric.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid and United to draw 12/5 at Betfair.
Over 2,5 goals 8/11 at Betfair.
Real Madrid to draw 2-2 11/1 at Betfair.