Wed, Jul 22, 9:27am by Kevin Pitstock
The first game of the 2009 World Football Challenge gets underway at 1pm today AEST. The teams won’t be taking the competition too seriously because it is their first games of pre-season. The teams seem to enjoy playing in the States though and it usually provides a great spectacle for the American fans.
In my opinion, it can be tough to pick a winner in these type of games. You never know what team will be on the field, except that almost all players will be used. This can lead to a variety of different outcomes during the pre-season campaign.
Australian bookmaker Sportsbet is covering the betting on the World Football Challenge. Even though Chelsea haven’t been very active in the transfer market, Sportsbet have them as favourites. Eager eyes from all around the world will be honing in on new manager Carlo Ancelotti. He had a mass of success at AC Milan and it is widely believed he in the man for the job at Chelsea.
The manager that Ancelotti will be living in the shadow of is the ‘Special One.’ Jose Mourinho now manages their competition today; Inter Milan. He led them to success in Serie A last season, but the Champions League has eluded Inter once again. It doesn’t look like they will have the class this season either.
Here are the Sportsbet odds for Chelsea vs Inter:
Head To Head
The second game will be on tomorrow ( 23rd July, 2009). AC Milan will be taking on C F America. AC Milan have lost their best player, and one of the world’s greatest; Kaka. He was simply amazing during his time at Milan but has now moved on to Madrid.
AC Milan should beat C F America, but stranger things have happened. Sportsbet have the odds:
Head To Head
A C Milan 1.60
C F America 5.25
They both should be enjoyable games to watch as some of the bigger European champions are in action as they prepare for another campaign.
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