Live Betting: Chelsea and Barcelona Clash in Friendly MatchPublished July 28, 2015 by Florin P
European Titans Clash in the International Champions Cup (01:05 UK Time)
Friendly games provide the perfect opportunity for testing newly acquired players and creating synergy ahead of the start of the regular season. Chelsea and Barcelona participate in the prestigious International Champions Cup where they square off with some of the best teams in the world. This match is arguably the highlight of this competition and Bet365 has extensive cover for this fixture.
Barcelona Starts as Slight Favorite
The Catalans are widely regarded as the best offensive team in Europe and they owe their victory in the Champions League to their strikers. With Messi and Neymar missing from the starting squad, Barcelona struggled in the International Champions Cup and was recently defeated by Manchester United. Suarez will once again spearhead the offensive, but he’ll have a hard task against the defensive minded Chelsea.
Mourinho knows how to prepare a match against Barcelona and is very likely to stick to the starting formation used against PSG. Diego Costa was the only striker and he is the player to watch for tonight, despite failing to score in any of the previous friendly games. Remy has been the most prolific offensive player for Chelsea over the span and Bet365 offers odds of 7/4 on him to score anytime.
Key Games Looming in Early August
Barcelona and Chelsea will try to secure a trophy even before the regular season starts, as they lock horns with Sevilla and Arsenal Supercup finals. The Catalans are hoping for a victory against the Europa League winners while Chelsea tries to expand its dominant run against their London rivals. That is why the top priority is to avoid injuries in the last friendly games and both managers will refrain from pushing their players. A low-scoring game is a strong possibility and even odds offered by BEt365 make this bet worth considering.