Pre-Season Friendlies: Man City and Man United to follow formulas

Roma [3.25] v Man City [2.22]; The Draw [3.8]Tuesday, 11:00
Live on Sky Sports 1

Though Man City have been busy off the pitch this summer in signing Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph, Patrick Roberts and Enes Unal, there hasn’t been anywhere near as much excitement on it. Their 1-0 post-season win over Toronto FC was followed by an identikit pre-season result against Melbourne City.

Roma, who remain [7.4] second favourites to top Serie A despite a lukewarm window to date in which Iago Falque has been the only fresh face, were held to a goalless draw in their International Champions Cup opener against Real Madrid, prevailing on penalties, so under 2.5 goals appeals.

Recommended Bet: Back under 2.5 goals @ [2.1]

Bayern Munich [1.62] v Inter [6.0]; The Draw [4.5]Tuesday, 13:00
Live on Sky Sports 1

There aren’t many clubs that have performed more eye-catching business than Inter, which becomes even more impressive when you consider that they don’t have European football to entice newcomers. Miranda, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Jonathan Biabiany were among those to be seduced.

Consequently, Roberto Mancini’s men shouldn’t be discounted in this Shanghai showdown against Bayern Munich, who they beat in the 2010 Champions League final and eliminated again a year later despite being in rapid decline. It has been a fairly “blah” summer for Bayern so far, with Douglas Costa the most notable arrival.

Recommended Bet: Lay Bayern Munich to win @ [1.63]

Man United [1.4] v San Jose Earthquakes [7.5]; The Draw [4.8]Wednesday, 04:05
Live on MUTV

Man United won the International Champions Cup last year, claiming victories over Roma, Real Madrid and Liverpool in the process of revealing themselves to be friendly kings, and they kicked off their defence with a 1-0 triumph over America.

One of the high-profile additions intended to drive their [6.4]-rated Premier League title challenge, Morgan Schneiderlin, scored the decisive goal, while fellow newbies Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian and Bastian Schweinsteiger all featured.

Louis van Gaal’s side’s three group wins in either the 2014 or 2015 editions were made possible by getting in front before the interval, so that is the trend from which to attempt to milk a profit.

Recommended Bet: Back Man United to lead at half time and full time @ [2.1]