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Recent games between these two sides have been close run affairs - back Saturday's match to reach the midway point with nothing separating the sides

It is among the biggest matches in world football as two of the richest clubs on the planet clash in the most high profile of pre-season friendlies.

Reports vary on the exact amount of time it took for the largest stadium in the United States to sell out for the game between Real Madrid and Manchester United, but the general verdict is that tickets for the game in the 110,000 capacity Michigan Stadium were gone in under an hour.

It should well be worth watching then and Paddy Power make Madrid the favourites at 10/11 (1.91) while United are offered at 12/5 (3.40) and the draw available at the same price.

That Madrid are such clear favourites is understandable given their status are current European champions as well as the fact that United finished last season in an almost unthinkable seventh place in the Premier League.

Yet with a new manager at the helm and new signings the Red Devils will be keen to show that they can keep up with the current kings of Europe and Paddy Power offer Louis Van Gaal's side at 5/1 (6.00) to be winning at both half time and full time.

Realistically though this should be a tight game, and the price of 6/5 (2.20) for a draw at half-time appeals.

This bet paid out in both of the teams' last two matches in the International Champions Cup and has also proved to be the correct selection on each of the last two occasions that the sides have played each other.

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Draw at half-time at 6/5 (2.20) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid

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