Soccer Betting: MLS All-stars vs Real Madrid PreviewPublished August 2, 2017 by Sol FH
The best of the MLS take on the Champions League back-to-back winners Real Madrid tonight at 00:30 GMT.
Real Madrid is set to face the MLS Allstars today in Chicago and they will be looking to bounce back after losing their summer friendly against Barcelona. Real will need to find a way to win without their former star Cristiano Ronaldo, and will also need to overcome the MLS's biggest stars like Bastian Schweinsteiger, David Villa and former Los Blancos star Kaka.
The MLS All-stars will be full of former Premier League names including Tim Howard, ex-Everton goalie, and other big names. Real will be with their big three in Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, and Luka Modric, but the team definitely has a lot to build upon with Ronaldo out of the lineup.
Real recently lost their Champions Cup match against Manchester United on penalties, but everyone, including Zinedine Zidane are really excited to see their former player Kaka. "Obviously, it'll be nice to see Kaka. He's an important player in the history of Real Madrid. It'll be nice for his ex-teammates so see him as well," he related.
The MLS has been taking some of the biggest names from the European Leagues, at least the ones that the Chinese soccer league have not acquired as of yet. Big name players have been seeking to close out their careers either in the US/Canada, or with the deep pockets of the Chinese league teams, so whenever there is a match featuring the All-Stars of either country is a treat.
Bet365 Sports has the most competitive odds and betting markets ahead of today's match. The famed UK sportsbook has posted dozens of pre-match odds to choose from and Real Madrid are huge favorites, but this could be the time that bettors put their wager on the home team. The MLS All-Stars are at 6.50 to win outright, while Los Blancos are at 1.40. The match will include live in play betting markets too.