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Milan v Barcelona Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

12:33 BST 03/08/2018
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The La Liga champions have impressed in the opening 45 minutes of their matches in the US and we are backing them to lead at half time once more

Milan and Barcelona meet in what is the final encounter of the International Champions Cup for both teams, with both sides yet to win a game inside 90 minutes.

There have been encouraging moments from a Barca squad missing practically their entire first team, although they have looked much better in the opening periods of their respective two matches in the United States so far.

The Italians, for their part, created plenty of chances in their previous game against Spurs but could not take them in a 1-0 defeat. 

Latest odds

The bookmakers can barely split the two sides, with dabblebet making Barcelona the slight favourites at 7/5 (2.40) to win in 90 minutes. Milan can be backed at 13/8 (2.62) with the draw priced at 13/5 (3.60) .

Team news

Midfielders Andre Gomez and Dennis Suarez returned to Barcelona earlier this week with injuries, where they will join Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, who are all training there.

Milan will be without new signings Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldera, whilst Leonardo Bonucci has been sold to Juventus in exchange for the latter. 

Preview​

Gennaro Gattuso fielded a relatively strong team against an incredibly youthful Spurs side and were still beaten, whilst Barca's starting eleven against Roma was also quite strong.

The Catalans went into the break leading 2-1 before Ernesto Valverde brought on six youth players and went on to lose 4-2, but a similar starting eleven here should be able to take a lead into the break once more.

Tips and predictions

Barcelona have won the first half in both of their previous matches this summer and they are offered at a tempting 9/5 (2.80) to do so once more.

The Catalans have also opened the scoring in both of those previous games and they are priced at 5/6 (1.83) to score first again.

Barcelona to win first half 9/5 (2.80) for a 1pt stake with dabblebet