The Audi Cup kicks off today in Munich with Manchester City taking on AC Milan in the opening game. The two-day competition is unique in format but entertaining to bet on.
The four-team competition kicks off in Germany today at 12:15pm EDT and features Brazilian side Sao Paulo, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, and Manchester City. It is a two-day tournament where the winners today face each other tomorrow so naturally, the teams with great depth will thrive here.
Mario Balotelli will play against his old club for the first time in the opener and to score in the match along with the Milan win, the payout is 5.00 in William Hill's headline offer.
Milan defeated Valencia 2-1 on the weekend in its opener of the International Champions Cup. However, the Italian side will also play on Aug. 4 so its schedule is going to be heavy, particularly if it advances to the final tomorrow. This means a lot of second-string players and subs will be utilized. A Milan win is listed at 3.80.
The draw result is slated at 3.60, also at William Hill.
Manchester City hasn't given its all this off-season. The Citizens won a pair of friendlies by 1-0 scores over the last week against South China and Sunderland. The week before that, they lost a pair of friendlies to a couple of South African clubs.
The win for the Baby Blues is currently sitting at 1.91, with the draw/Man City result bringing that up to 5.50.
Newly signed Alvaro Negredo is paying out 2.20 to score at any point in the match, but before dropping any money on correct scorer markets, especially during friendlies, make absolutely sure you wait until the starting roster is released, usually 15-30 minutes before kickoff.
The over/under is even at 1.91 on other side of the equation. I like the over here given the goalscoring prowess on both squads -- especially off the bench -- and that it is a friendly tournament.