Benfica and Juventus will be looking to maintain their strong pre-season form when they meet at the Red Bull Arena in Saturday’s International Champions Cup clash.
The Aguias are unbeaten in four matches so far this summer, beating Borussia Dortmund on penalties in their opening ICC match on Wednesday.
However, they are 13/5 (3.60) outsiders with SportPesa to come out on top once again versus their high calibre opponents.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side recorded an impressive 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first match of their US tour, and are 11/10 (2.10) favourites to make it two wins in two in New Jersey.
The sides shared a 0-0 draw when they last met in 2014’s Europa League clash, and there are odds of 5/2 (3.50) available on them taking this one to a penalty shootout with another stalemate.
Aside from long-term injury absentee Filip Krovinovic, Rui Vitoria has a full squad to choose from for this clash.
Sami Khedira could be involved after joining up with the Bianconeri squad in the USA, although Stefano Sturaro and Leonardo Spinazzola have been left in Turin to recover from injury.
Although Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and new signing Cristiano Ronaldo are missing from the attack, Allegri’s squad is one of the strongest in the ICC this summer.
Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup means the domestic nucleus of the team has been back in training for several weeks, while new signings Joao Cancelo and Emre Can will be aiming to impress.
Having eased to an impressive victory over a strong Bayern team last time out, the Italian champions should feel confident of doing the same against more modest Portuguese opponents.
All in all, those 11/10 (2.10) odds are not to be missed on Juventus proving their quality and coming out on top over Benfica.