Barcelona vs LA Galaxy 07/21/2015 International Champions Cup Preview & Prediction
LA Galaxy vs Barcelona
Tuesday 21 July 2015 23:00 (ET)
The Line: Barcelona 2/5 Draw 4/1 La Galaxy 8/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bein Sports; Sky Sports; Premier Sports
Barcelona take on La Galaxy at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning depending on where you are located. Barcelona will be without Lionel Messi and Neymar but they still do possess a potent offence with Iniesta likely to feature in midfield behind Suarez and Pedro. Luis Suarez had the summer off as he was suspended from International football and it is probably a break he needed. Barcelona had a hugely successful year last year winning the treble with the League, Cup and Champions League trophies all residing in the Nou Camp right now. Luis Enrique's year as Barcelona manager couldnt have gone any better and he will be looking to continue the success this year.
La Galaxy just added Stephen Gerrard to their already impressive roster and will be looking to get a result against the European Champions. Robbie Keane jas a knack for scoring important goals for the Galaxy and the Irish forward is having another brilliant year in the MLS. The Gerrard/Keane axis could be one that defines Galaxy's season. Gerrard is still a capable midfielder and he has always been capable of playing against the best and on Tuesday night will test himself against Barcelona and Pedro.
This one is an interesting game and one that I think will be alot tighter than the bookmakers do. I dont think there is any value in taking Barcelona at 2/5 or 1/3 and I am going to take LA Galaxy +1 on the handicap. I think that Galaxy could even shock Barcelona and get a win here . Barcelona are likely to make 8-9 changes at halftime.