International Champions Cup 2016: Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
The saga continues – if not in competitive games just yet, in friendlies. But even so, Leicester switched from unspectacular and boring preparation games to featuring in the International Champions Cup – an honor fit for the current reigning champions in the Premier League. But will they be able to repeat their great performances from last year?
23 July – Glasgow, Scotland
Betting Odds: Celtic 2.50 or 6/4 Draw 3.40 or 12/5 Leicester 2.50 or 6/4 with Bet365
Their team has seen some changes – the most notable are the departures of Kante and Kramaric and the arrivals of Musa, Mendy or Zieler. The rest of the squad remains vastly the same, and it seems that Ranieri is not a big fan of dramatically altering the way he will approach the new season.
If stars Vardy and Mahrez choose to remain with the Foxes, Leicester City shouldn’t see spectacular changes in their roster just yet. This could prove a big disadvantage – they will have a lot more games this year, including European Cups.
Their first opponents in the ICC are Celtic Glasgow, Scottish giants, and current reigning champions. They have released quite a few players at the end of last year, including Mulgrew, Stokes or Kazim-Richards, just to name a few.
Their arrivals are anything but spectacular, with the exception of hot youngster Moussa Dembele signed from Fulham. It seems like the Scots are preparing for another season in which they will dominate the Scottish Premier, but fail to impress in Europe.
That being said, we favor Leicester to win their first friendly in this pre-season competition. Although they are still way off their best and lack team cohesion, they have some players that can produce goals very easily, unlike their opposition.
Also, an under 2,5 goal bet seems like a good idea – this is the first serious friendly the two rather defensive teams play. Lack of team cohesion, practiced set-plays and many substitutions are sure to contribute to a rather dull game.
Leicester To Win: 2.50 or 6/4 with Bet365
Goals: Under 2.5 – 1.97 or 39/40 with Bet365
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