Real Madrid vs Barcelona predictions for Saturday night’s International Champions Cup clash in Miami. The two arch rivals of Real Madrid and Barcelona face off in a rare overseas El Clasico. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.Real Madrid vs Barcelona predictions for Saturday night’s International Champions Cup clash in Miami. The two arch rivals of Real Madrid and Barcelona face off in a rare overseas El Clasico. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It may only be a pre-season friendly tournament, but a meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona is never without meaning. This is especially true for Real Madrid this weekend as they look to bounce back from a torrid display last time out.
They entered half-time against Manchester City goalless after a rather dull affair, but the second half saw Pep Guardiola take control of the tie, with the Citizens eventually thrashing the Champions League winners 4-1. Zinedine Zidane was without Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, but that’s no excuse for such a hammering.
Ramos could return to the starting lineup against Barcelona, but despite rumours of a late arrival from Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s unlikely that the Portugal captain will make the trip. The likes of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, and Isco are all ready for action again though.
Barcelona continued their promising pre-season tour of the United States with a 1-0 win against Manchester United on Wednesday night, and whilst the scoreline suggests a dull affair, there could have been many more goals if not for the heroics of Jasper Cillessen and David de Gea.
It was Neymar again that struck the killing blow, turning Antonio Valencia and slotting it in the bottom corner, amid speculation regarding his future at the Camp Nou. PSG are reportedly ready to launch a world record bid for him, but that speculation doesn’t seem to have dampened his enthusiasm at Barca, with him scoring three goals in their two International Champions Cup victories.
Barcelona may have kept a clean sheet against Manchester United, but they could have conceded a few in all honesty and against Real Madrid it’s unlikely they can keep a clean sheet. With nothing but bragging rights on the line, we’re expecting a very entertaining match here from the two best attacking teams in the world.
Four of Real Madrid’s last five ICC games have seen both teams score, with three of them having at least three goals scored. Barcelona have seen both teams score in seven of their nine ICC appearances, with three or more being scored in eight of them. This makes odds of 4/7 for Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score look the best option, so we’re going for that along with a 3-2 win for Barcelona at 18/1.
Barcelona have seen both teams score in 78% of their International Champions Cup matches, with 89% of them having at least three goals.