One of the reasons why the International Champions Cup is such a great success, other than the fact that the best teams in football get introduced to other parts of the world, is that we get to see some giants of the game go head to head. When talking about the best teams in Europe, the only way we usually get to see them battle it out on the field is when they are drawn together in the Champions League or Europa League.
Sure, we don’t always see the first choice 11 of reach team take the field for the full 90 minutes in these games, but we still get a good glimpse into how these teams might look when the domestic regular seasons in Europe begin in a few weeks. This will be the final game of the ICC for Bayern Munich, while it will serve as the first of 3 games for AC Milan in this tournament. These two will be in Kansas City on Monday night for this one, with the Germans favored by a goal and the goal total set at 3. This should be an entertaining affair that you can catch online at ESPN+.
Bayern Munich vs AC Milan 2019 International Champions Cup Odds & Prediction
- When: Monday, July 22 at 9 PM EST
- Where: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City
- TV: ESPN
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- ICC Odds: Bayern Munich -156 (Total 3)
Why bet on Bayern Munich?
It has been a bit of a mixed bag for Bayern Munich in the opening two games of the ICC, winning one and losing one. The Germans opened things up with a 2-1 loss to Arsenal, which came as a bit of a surprise to most. They then went up against Real Madrid and put in a performance that really turned some heads, taking out the Spanish giants in a 3-1 win that was as lopsided as the final score suggests.
While the results are mixed, the good news for Bayern is that Robert Lewandowski appears to be starting the preseason in midseason form, scoring in both games. These two teams have met twice in the ICC, with goals always on the menu. Their first ICC meeting ended in a 3-3 tie, with Milan winning 4-0 in 2017.
- 1-M. Neuer
- 17-J. Boateng
- 27-D. Alaba
- 32-J. Kimmich
- 8-Javi Martínez
- 6-Thiago Alcântara
- 24-C. Tolisso
- 35-Renato Sanches
- 25-T. Müller
- 29-K. Coman
- 15-J. Arp
Why bet on AC Milan?
It was, in terms of the history of this club, a bit of a disappointing season for AC Milan last year. They ended up finishing 5th, although just a single point out of the #3 spot that would have seen them land a place in the Champions League. Milan may be disappointed with the outcome, but they did finish the season strong, winning 5 Serie A games in a row to close out the year.
There is very little to go with on this team, as this will be their first preseason game of the year, so it is going to be interesting to see what sort of team they field for this one. My guess is that it will be a split-squad type of deal, with the top 11 starting the first half and a reserve squad in the second.
- 99-G. Donnarumma
- 22-M. Musacchio
- 20-I. Abate
- 68-R. Rodríguez
- 13-A. Romagnoli
- 10-H. Çalhanoğlu
- 14-T. Bakayoko
- 79-F. Kessié
- 11-F. Borini
- 19-K. Piątek
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Bayern Munich vs AC Milan
I think the fact that Bayern Munich have played some games this preseason will stand them in good stead here. I like them to win this one quite comfortably.
Score: Bayern Munich 2 – AC Milan 0