Tottenham Hotspur play the first of three International Champions Cup matches in the United States against a Paris Saint-Germain side who have already got their pre-season underway.
International Champions Cup – United States Sunday 23rd July – 01:00 UK Time
Best Odd of: 21/20 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 13/5 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 23/10 at Ladbrokes
Last season’s French Ligue 1 runners-up have already played the first of their three ICC matches in the United States. They beat Roma via a penalty shoot-out, following a 1-1 draw in Detroit.
It was their second 1-1 draw of pre-season, having played out the same result in a friendly with Paris FC last week.
Last season, PSG won all three of their ICC matches and finished above nine other teams to be crowned 2016 ICC USA & Europe champions. That was their second ICC title, after finishing top of ten teams to win the 2015 North America & Europe section.
So, in eight International Champions Cup matches overall, their only defeat was on penalties to Chelsea in 2015. Looking at results after 90 minutes, they are unbeaten in the competition with six wins and two draws.
So far, Tottenham’s pre-season has consisted of a behind-closed-doors friendly against Leyton Orient which none of the first team regulars took part in.
The build up to a new Premier League season starts against PSG in the USA for Spurs, who will be hoping to build confidence ahead of what they hope will be another title challenge. They fell short last season, and will want to show they can cut it among the best before the new campaign.
This is only the second time Tottenham will have participated in the International Champions Cup, with the first being somewhat of a disaster. Last year in Australia, they lost to Juventus and Atletico Madrid to finish bottom of the four teams in their section.
Head to Head Record
This will be the first time these sides have ever met, so there’s no information regarding previous meetings.
Betting Odds and Predictions
Paris Saint-Germain have a superb record in this competition, and have already started their campaign. Therefore, it’s only right they are favourites for this match. Betway have the French side priced as 17/20 favourites, with Tottenham at 13/5, and the draw is 5/2.
Despite Spurs being a team capable of competing against the best domestically last season, they struggled in European competition. Paris Saint-Germain vs Tottenham Hotspur, which gives us the confidence to say we think they’ll win this game.
However, as it’s entirely possible PSG will have an off day or Tottenham will exceed our expectations, it’s probably best to back the French team in the ‘Draw no Bet’ market at 2/5. Another option is backing PSG or the draw in the ‘Double Chance’ market at odds of 2/7.
Both teams have solid attacking options, which leads us to believe there should be plenty of goal action in this match. Backing Both Teams to Score at odds of 1/2 seems a no-brainer.
With us believing PSG will win, as well as thinking there will be a few goals, we have looked at solid options in different markets.
PSG to Win and BTTS is priced at 9/4 and is the pick of the options available, although PSG to Win and Over 2.5 goals also looks a good bet at 8/5. PSG to Win and Over 3.5 goals is priced at 3/1 and could be worth a punt.
Top Betting Tip
Our top betting tip for this match is Both Teams to Score, which is priced at 1/2 with Betway. Adding PSG to win to our top tip is also worth backing at odds of 9/4 with the same online sportsbook.