Tottenham complete their pre-season schedule in a glitzy four-team tournament held at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena.
With their Premier League commitments commencing in a lunchtime kick off against Manchester United this Saturday, enforcing some early-season fixture congestion upon their players with Tuesday AND Wednesday could well prove unwise.
But, on the plus side, it presents us punters with a glorious opportunity to make some money, with Spurs’ opponents for their first Audi Cup clash, Real Madrid, a very fair 9/20 to claim the spoils.
This price does little to depict the enormous gulf in quality between the two teams and it alone is worth a big bet.
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It’s 33/20 Real win the game without conceding against adversaries who have never rustled their net in the history of time.
The duo have collided in European competition on four occasions, the most recent being a Champions League quarter final in 2011.
Under the tutelage of Jose Mourinho, the Spanish capital club won 5-0 on aggregate and with another master pragmatist at the helm in Rafa Benitez, another fruitless affair for the Lilywhites is in order.
Manchester City are the only team to bag against Real this pre-season, doing so via a Yaya Toure penalty deep into first-half stoppage time.
Serie A trio Milan, Inter and Roma have each failed to breach their backline in friendlies thus far.
The other fixture pits Bundesliga overlords Bayern against Milan.
Pep Guardiola’s side are heavily fancied for success at 35/100, next to the lofty 6/1 for those mad enough to back the Rossoneri.
The pre-season ledgers of both protagonists vindicates such wide margins, with AC failing to score more than once since they set off on their summer tour, whereas Die Roten have only leaked once in three outings thus far.
However, while Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men haven’t been steamrollering all who stand before them, they can win the match if afforded a one-goal head start.
A price of 21/10 says Milan (+1) prevail, as they would’ve done in nine of their 10 competitive clashes with the Bavarian titans.
If afforded an extra goal in all of their friendlies, they would still be undefeated in pre-season, while Bayern would’ve only won once if they started one behind.