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Real Madrid v Roma Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

10:26 BST 07/08/2018
Marco Asensio Real Madrid ICC 2018
The European champions will aim to finish their US tour on a high and with the Italians seeing plenty of goals, we are backing a high-scoring game

Real Madrid round off their tour of North America with another match against Italian opposition.

Having impressively beaten Juventus 3-1 in Maryland at the weekend, Julen Lopetegui's side face Roma in New Jersey aiming for another strong performance.

The Serie A side, meanwhile, enjoyed a 4-2 win over Barcelona in their last game having previously lost 4-1 to Spurs.

Latest odds

Having impressed last time out and boasting a near full strength squad, Real Madrid are clear favourites with William Hill offering them at 3/4 (1.75) to win in 90 minutes.

Roma are priced at 27/10 (3.70) to follow up their success against Barcelona by claiming another La Liga scalp, while the draw is priced at 16/5 (4.20).

Team news

Real Madrid remain without Marcelo, Casemiro, Raphael Varane and Mateo Kovacic who are all back training in Madrid, whilst Luka Modric is due back in a couple of days time.

Other than those absentees, Julen Lopetegui has a strong squad with him in New Jersey, with the majority of the youth academy players who initially flew out on the tour already back in the Spanish capital.

Roma, for their part, are likely to field a close to full stength starting eleven as they did against Barcelona.

Preview

Roma's two matches in the Internatioanl Champions Cup so far have produced 11 goals and there is every chance we see another high scoring encounter at the MetLife Stadium.

Real Madrid looked like they were finding their rhythm against Juventus and in the final third they played some exciting attacking football.

Neither Los Blancos nor Roma however have kept a clean sheet in the tournament, and therefore there should be plenty of interest in backing a high scoring game.

Tips and predictions

Over 2.5 goals is offered at just 4/11 (1.44) which gives an indication of how likely the bookmakers believe a high scoring match to be.

Of more interest should be backing Real Madrid to win and at least three goals in the game at 6/5 (2.20).

Julen Lopetegui will surely field a competitive team with the UEFA Super Cup in just over a week's time and Los Blancos should be too strong for their Italian opponents. 

Real Madrid to win and over 2.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20) for a 1pt stake with William Hill