Bruce Arena's attacking options came into their own against Juventus on Sunday, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to have more joy in an open game against the Rossoneri
Having seen off the Serie A champions already, tonight’s opponents should hold little fear for Bruce Arena’s side, who are available at 3/1 (4.00) with BetVictor to pull of another shock in this one.
The Rossoneri defeated Valencia before coming unstuck against Chelsea in the second round, but are clear 7/10 (1.70) favourites to clinch the bronze medal at the inaugural ICC.
The sides played out a 2-2 draw when they met in a friendly four summers ago, and you can get odds of 14/5 (3.80) on them cancelling each other out once again this evening.
The Galaxy are the only American side taking part in this friendly tournament, and it is not hard to see why they were chosen out of all the MLS teams, thanks to their irresistible strike force of Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane.
The pair were absent for the opening defeat against Real Madrid, but played key roles in overcoming Juventus on their return to the team, and will be confident of causing the opposing defence a few problems once again tonight.
Arena’s men have only failed to score once in their last nine games, and are sure to be in better condition than their opponents due to their season already being halfway through, but the likes of Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy will undoubtedly prove a real threat at the other end of the pitch.
A bet on over 2.5 goals would have paid out in four of the Americans’ last five, and should be safe at 4/7 (1.57) considering the wealth of attacking talent on display.
In fact, there have been four goals scored in both of LA’s matches in this competition so far, and you could do a lot worse than seize upon the 29/20 (2.45) odds on offer for over 3.5 going in at the Sun Life Stadium, especially considering the 2-2 draw the teams shared on their last encounter.
|Over 2.5 goals at 4/7 (1.57) with BetVictor
||Over 3.5 goals at 29/20 (2.45) with BetVictor
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