Our prediction for this match:
There will be fireworks when two bitter rivals Manchester United and Liverpool face each other at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor at the 2018 International Champions Cup. The Red Devils played out back-to-back draws with the likes of Club America and San Jose Earthquakes in the first two warm-up games of the pre-season and, no doubt, they want to give fans some cheer. Liverpool, on the other hand, suffered a 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in their International Champions Cup opener and they are widely expected to fight tooth and nail against Manchester United. As always, a close encounter is on the cards in the English derby and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Michigan Stadium. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in six of their previous seven meetings in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Anthony Martial):
Anthony Martial is a French football player born on the 5th of December 1995 in Lyonnais. Martial started playing for CO Les Ulis before Olympique Lyonnais picked him up. After only 1 season playing for Olympique AS Monaco signed Martial for 3 seasons. After 2 seasons Manchester United transferred Martial for 50 million euro which makes Martial the most expensive teenage football player in the world. Right after Martial’s transfer to Manchester United he made his debut for the French national team on the 4th of September 2015.
Martial is known for his speed and agility and being an easy scoring striker. Despite not having a lot of experience on the highest level of football Martial is showing to be very secure about his qualities. After the first couple of games playing for AS Monaco, Manchester United and the French national team Martial is showing to be able to handle the pressure.
Anthony Martial didn’t won any big prizes for any of the teams he played for. If the young French striker continues his current form he will be one of the biggest football players in the upcoming years.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title.
Liverpool won one of their last Champions League trophy's in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched six European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.