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FC Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid - 7/20/19 International Champions Cup Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Real Madrid vs. FC Bayern Munich
Date & Time Saturday July 20, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
NRG Stadium
Houston, Texas
The Line
FC Bayern München +187 / Real Madrid +130 / Draw +250
TV Channel
ESPN
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Bayern Munich are set to play against Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup. 

Bayern Munich started their preseason campaign earlier in the week in a match against Arsenal. It was a poor start by Bayern Munich as they were beaten 2-1. While the result was a defeat, it was not a bad performance by Bayern Munich as the team controlled 51% of the ball and completed 554 passes at an accuracy of 87%. Robert Lewandowski scored the only goal of the game for Bayern Munich. 

This is a transition season for Bayern Munich since many key players like Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery have left the club. Unfortunately for Bayern Munich, the team has not had a good transfer window as they have not replaced the players that they have lost. 

On the other side of the coin, this is set to be the first preseason for Real Madrid. It has been a strong off-season for Real Madrid as they have significantly strengthened their team. Zinedine Zidane has returned as manager which is a big boost for Real Madrid. The biggest signing for Real Madrid has been Eden Hazard who is expected to significantly improve the attack. Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy have also joined Real Madrid during the off-season. Real Madrid are hoping to challenge for the La Liga and Champions League titles this season. With that in mind, Zidane will hope that his team can begin their preseason with a win. 

This match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich is set to be played at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. 

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are both massive clubs so this match should get a good crowd. As far as predicting a winner is concerned, I am picking Real Madrid to win this match. Bayern Munich have not had a good off-season and the squad looks weak following major players leaving. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have spent big money and this match will be a good chance for the likes of Jovic and Hazard to impress their new manager. Real Madrid have a stronger team and I see them winning this match. 

Pick:
Real Madrid

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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