The International Champions Cup, this season’s biggest pre-season football tournament, is now coming to an end, with the event having already produced some exciting and surprising matches. With the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus taking part in the United States, both Bayern Munich and Inter Milan have made the trip to Singapore, with the European giants set to battle it out at the National Stadium on Thursday afternoon.
Despite the duo having gone through contrasting periods in terms of success of late, fans are set to be in for a treat, as both teams step up preparations for the new season. Many bookmakers are offering odds on the match, so let’s take a look at the two teams, as well as our top betting tip for the match.
Bayern Munich Team News
The German champions arrived late in Singapore, meaning that they were forced to cancel their opening training session. This is perhaps symptomatic of their pre-season so far, with Bayern having lost to both Arsenal and AC Milan in the International Champions Cup. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has already added Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso and Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez to his ranks ahead of the new campaign, with Bayern once again set to be among the favourites for both the German title and Champions League. However, without the experience of Philipp Lahm and Xavi Alonso, Bayern have demonstrated that they may be less effective in the coming year.
Inter Milan Team News
Having once again struggled throughout the Serie A season last time around, Inter have splashed the cash in the transfer market, bringing in the likes of Milan Skriniar, Borja Valero and Facundo Colidio for a combined fee of around £30 million. New boss Luciano Spalletti took over at the San Siro back in June, with the former Roma manager looking to take his new team back to the top of the pile in Italy. Inter have had a productive pre-season to date, beating French side Lyon, following a defeat to Schalke.
Top Betting Tip
Despite their poor performances so far, Bayern are a team who can quickly find their feet. As a result, our top betting tip is to back the German giants to come out on top against Inter in Singapore. This can be done at best odds of 4/7 with bookmakers Ladbrokes, particularly appealing odds given their success over recent years.