Barcelona Massive Favourites To Defeat Reigning EPL Champions

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It seems ludicrous that the reigning and defending English Premier League champions, Leicester City, would be 10/1 underdogs against Barcelona on Wednesday evening, especially in a game that means absolutely nothing to either side.

That is the situation we find ourselves in, however, as Barcelona and Leicester City get set to square off in an International Champions Cup match at Friends Arena in Sweden on Wednesday evening.

The International Champions Cup 2016 - Barcelona FC vs. Leicester City - Matchup and logos

Barcelona opened up their tournament in impressive fashion, defeating Celtic by a score of 3-1. Leicester City, on the other hand, was absolutely terrible, dropping a 4-0 contest to Paris Saint-Germain.

These two results have contributed to an odds line that currently looks like this:

Barcelona, 1/4
Draw, 19/4
Leicester City, 10/1


The strength of Barcelona's line-up has also caused the odds to swing dramatically in their favour, as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi are both expected to suit up on Wednesday night, along with the likes of Jose Suarez and Sergi Samper.

Leicester City, on the other hand, is looking ahead to a match in Wembley on Sunday against Manchester United. With that being said, Jamie Vardy is expected to suit up on Wednesday night.


It's nearly impossible to handicap a pre-season game, and it is pure insanity to wager on Barcelona to win while getting odds of just 1/4.

If you want to be really risky, a play on Leicester City at 10/1 is not the worst way to spend your money, especially given that this is a pre-season game.

Leicester City will almost surely be overmatched by a line-up that includes the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, but it is also unknown exactly how long these players will be playing for.


Pick: Leicester City at 10/1, but don't bet the farm