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Bayern Munich vs AC Milan Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

15:01 EAT 23/07/2019
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With more match practice under their belt, Al Hain-Cole is backing Die Roten to come out on top in a high-scoring encounter with Giampaolo's men

AC Milan begin their International Champions Cup campaign by taking on Bayern Munich in Kansas City on Tuesday.

The Rossoneri are undergoing a summer of transition after missing out on Champions League qualification last season, replacing Gennaro Gattuso with Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo.

Latest odds

Having run out 4-0 winners when the sides met in this friendly tournament two years ago, they are available at 7/2 (4.50) with SportPesa to raise the pre-season expectations with a big win at Children's Mercy Park.

Niko Kovac's men bounced back from defeat against Arsenal to overcome Real Madrid 3-1 on Saturday, and are 2/3 (1.67) favourites to follow that up with another victory here.

This pair shared a 3-3 draw when they last met in America back in 2016, and you can get odds of 16/5 (4.20) on this encounter also finishing up all square after 90 minutes.

Team news

Ivan Strinic and Mattia Caldara are long-term injury absentees, while Giacomo Bonaventura remains short of fitness and Franck Kessie is not with the squad after taking part in this summer's Africa Cup of Nations.

Lucas Hernandez didn't travel to the United States as he continues his recuperation from knee surgery, whereas Jerome Boateng has left the tour due to personal reasons.

Preview

While Die Roten already have two games against top quality opposition under their belts, their opponents have only played one behind-closed-doors friendly against third tier Novara so far - drawing 1-1.

This extra preparation should provide the Germans with a significant advantage, making an already superior team justified favourites to come out on top.

Predictions

As well as a Bayern victory, plenty of goalmouth action looks more than likely considering 20 goals have been scored in five friendly encounters between these sides over the last 10 summers - making odds of 23/20 (2.15) look too good to miss on over 2.5 being scored here.

Bayern to win and over 2.5 goals at 23/10 (2.15) for a 1pt stake with SportPesa