Barcelona v Manchester United Betting: Mourinho's men to bide their time to strike

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With the Catalans likely to make plenty of changes at the break, we think there could be value in backing the Red Devils to score in the second half

With all the talk about his possible exit from the Camp Nou, Neymar produced a superb performance in Barcelona's opening match in the International Champions Cup against Juventus.

The Brazilian scored both goals as the Catalans triumphed 2-1 over the Serie A champions to see Ernesto Valverde get off to a winning start in his first game on the Barcelona bench.

Next up, Barca face a Manchester United side who beat Real Madrid on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Santa Clara over the weekend, with Jose Mourinho's side continuing their unbeaten run in pre-season.

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bet365 price a win for the Premier League outfit at 13/5 (3.60) with Barcelona offered at 17/20 (1.85) and the draw available at 3/1 (4.00).

United's game against Madrid was not the greatest of spectacles with neither goalkeeper having a great deal to do. The Red Devils still managed to get themselves on the scoresheet however, and Mourinho's men have netted in all four of their games so far in the USA.

What is more, United have scored in the first half of all their summer friendlies and are priced at tempting 6/5 (2.20) to do so once more against their opponents from La Liga.

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Of course, United's likelihood of scoring in the first half is conditioned by how strong a starting XI both sides begin the game with, and against Madrid, Mourinho saved some of his bigger names such as Romelu Lukaku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Ander Herrera and David de Gea for the second period.

Meanwhile, Barca started the game against Juve with a near full-strength lineup before making a raft of changes in the second half, so perhaps the price of 4/5 (1.80) for United to score in the second half makes sense.

Those wishing to back a win for the Catalans meanwhile, will surely be tempted by the price of 11/5 (3.20) for Barca to win and both teams to score, a selection which paid out in their previous game in the ICC against Juventus. 

Man Utd to score in the second half at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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