Barcelona vs AS Roma
International Champions Cup
Date: Wednesday, 1st August 2018
Kick-off at 2:00 UK/ 3:00 CET
Venue: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Barcelona will continue their off season tournament on Wednesday as they face Roma at AT&T stadium in Arlington Texas.
The La Liga giants will be playing their second International Champions Cup game after defeating Tottenham 5-3 on penalties. Barcelona let their 2 goal lead slip away in that game as they drew 2-2 with Spurs after 90 mins of play.
Roma on the other hand have played one International Champions Cup game this off season. The game was a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspurs and they are up against a stronger side this time.
Barcelona will be ready to defend the title the won 12 months ago when they face Roma, though they are without many of their stars due to their participation in the World Cup.
La Liga title defense would look easier to Barcelona with the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo in the league. However Roma now have a harder task in Serie A as the star have switched to their rival club Juventus.
Barcelona vs AS Roma: Head to Head
The two sides last met in the knockout phase of the Champions League earlier this year. Roma edged out Barcelona on away goals, having won 3-0 at Italy and lost 4-1 at Camp Nou.
In 2015/16 Champions League, Barca defeated Roma in the knockout stages with 7-2 aggregate. They won 6-1 at Camp Nou but drew 1-1 in the reverse leg in Italy.
Barcelona vs AS Roma: Prediction
Roma have fewer tired world cup players and can afford to play their big stars in his game. But looking at Barcelona’s squad depth and their display against Tottenham, we think they are equal to the task. Barca’s new signings will also be eager to impress the manager.
We are rooting for Barca in this game as thy hope to successfully defend the ICC title. A score line of 2-1 is expected.
Barcelona vs AS Roma: Bet Tips
Barcelona to win at 2.15
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.55.